Allowed occupational disease fatalities by entitlement year

Occupational disease fatalities are claims from people who died due to a work-related disease or condition. In 2020, Schedule 2 had 48 fatality claims allowed for people who lost their lives from an occupational disease.

Over the past 10 years, 97 per cent of occupational disease fatality claims were from men, mostly over the age of 65.

Over the 10-year period from 2011 to 2020, the following had the highest occupational disease fatality percentages:

  • Age groups: 65+ (72%), 60 to 64 (10%), 55 to 59 (7%) 50 to 54 (6%) 
  • Gender: men (97%)
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Data in By the Numbers: 2020 WSIB Statistical Report may not match previously published results. This is due to factors such as data maturity, updated definitions and methodologies, and rounding. Data in By the Numbers is matured three months, with the exception of benefit payments, which represents cash paid during the year, to or on behalf of people injured at work and are not matured three months following year-end. Percentages may not add up due to rounding.