Allowed traumatic fatalities by year of death

Every year there are Ontarians who die due to a work-related traumatic injury.  In 2020, three people working in Schedule 2 lost their lives due to a traumatic workplace fatality.

Over the past 10 years, 82 per cent of traumatic fatality claims were men, mostly between the ages of 50 and 54.

Over the 10 year period from 2011 to 2020, the following groups had the highest traumatic fatality percentages:

  • Age groups: 50 to 54 (18%), 55 to 59 (16%), 40 to 44 (11%), 30 to 34 (11%), 25 to 29 (11%)
  • Gender: Men (82%)
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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.