Work perils

THE days of unregulated labour are long gone. But new evidence from a life insurance study 1 has found some modern occupations can still be deadly or, at the least, debilitating.

Transport, postal work and warehouse workers top the list with more than 65 deaths and 8500 injuries in 2012. About a third of these were due to vehicle collisions.

These occupations were followed by agriculture, forestry and fishing, then construction. Manufacturing, which comes next on the list, had half the deaths but almost twice the injuries of