Fatal Facts

Fatal Facts is a publication periodically produced by the NCIS unit which summarises all coronial recommendations that have been uploaded to the NCIS over the relevant period.

**ALL NEW** Edition 34 – March 2017

Edition 34 contains summaries of 77 cases where recommendations were made as part of the formal coronial finding.  Of these cases, 38 are Australian and 39 are from New Zealand.

 

 FATAL FACTS SEARCH IS NOW AVAILABLE

CLICK HERE TO SEARCH BY RELEVANT CATEGORY

Fatal Facts Search allows users to search by pre-defined case categories to identify all cases relevant to a selected category. A list of the case categories is available within the tool.

Fatal Facts Search works by users selecting categories using a tick boxes for cases of relevance. A broad search (one category) will return many relevant cases. A narrow search (3 categories) will return fewer relevant cases. Cases currently included in the search tool are cases closed between 1st May 2007 and 31st March 2012. The NCIS have populated the tool with all past issues of Fatal Facts as well as including all recent issues and cases.

 

Previous Fatal Facts Editions

Edition 33 – January 2017

Edition 33 contains summaries of 106 cases where recommendations were made as part of the formal coronial finding. Of these cases, 62 are Australian and 44 are from New Zealand.

Edition 32 – October 2016

Edition 32 contains summaries of 93 cases where recommendations were made as part of the formal coronial finding. Of these cases, 61 are Australian and 32 are from New Zealand.

Edition 31 – August 2016

Edition 31 contains summaries of 87 cases where recommendations were made as part of the formal coronial finding.  Of these cases, 58 are Australian and 29 are from New Zealand.

Edition 30 – June 2016

Edition 30 contains summaries of 119 cases where recommendations were made as part of the formal coronial finding. Of these cases, 70 are Australian cases and 49 are from New Zealand.

Edition 29 – April 2016

Edition 29 contains summaries of 112 cases where recommendations were made as part of the formal coronial finding. Of these cases, 74 are Australian cases and 38 are from New Zealand.

Edition 28 – February 2016

Edition 28 contains summaries of 85 cases where recommendations were made as part of the formal coronial finding.  Of these cases, 45 are Australian cases and 40 are from New Zealand.

Edition 27 – December 2015

Edition 27 contains summaries of 82 cases where recommendations were made as part of the formal coronial finding.  Of these cases, 41 are Australian cases and 41 are New Zealand cases.

Edition 26 – September 2015

Edition 26 contains summaries of 107 cases where recommendations were made as part of the formal coronial finding.  Of these cases, 47 are Australian and 60 are from New Zealand.

Edition 25 – July 2015

Edition 25 is the first edition to feature New Zealand cases, as well as Australian cases.  The format of this edition has also been updated.

Edition 24 – May 2014

Edition 24 focuses on deaths of children in care/children identified at risk.

 Edition 23 - February 2013

Edition 23 focuses on deaths that occured in custody or during police pursuits as well as intentional self-harm deaths that occurred during or soon after mental health treatment in a hospital or psychiatric facility.

 Edition 22 – May 2012

The common topic area featured in Edition 22 concerns deaths related to police pursuits and deaths in custody.

 Edition 21 – March 2011

The common topic area featured in Edition 21 concerns deaths related to quad bikes.

 Edition 20 – March 2009

The common topic area featured in Edition 20 concerns deaths in custody.

 Edition 19 – December 2008

The common topic area featured in Edition 19 concerns deaths of tourists to Australia.

 Edition 18 – September 2008

The common topic area featured in Edition 18 concerns joint inquests.

 Edition 17 – June 2008

The common topic area featured in Edition 17 concerns Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or safe sleeping.

 Edition 16 – March 2008

The common topic area featured in Edition 16 concerns medication in the context of misuse of prescribed drugs, or access to drugs in residential care.

 Edition 15 – December 2007

The common topic area featured in Edition 15 concerns medical conditions and fitness to drive.

 Edition 14 – September 2007

The common topic area featured in Edition 14 concerns product related deaths.

 Edition 13 – June 2007

Common topic areas featured in Edition 13 include level crossing fatalities, deaths related to the prescription of medication and deaths of children/unauthorised personnel on work sites.

 Edition 12 – April 2007

The common topic area featured in Edition 12 relates to aircraft crashes.

 Edition 11 – November 2006

Common topic areas featured in Edition 11 include falls from balconies, rock-fishing related deaths and overlaying/co-sleeping deaths of children.

 Edition 10 – July 2006

Common topic areas featured in Edition 10 include work-related deaths and bicycle-related deaths.

 Edition 9 – May 2006

Common topic areas featured in Edition 9 include deaths during underwater recreational diving, fatalities due to being struck by trains or trams at crossings, and intentional self-harm deaths of persons with mental health problems.

 Edition 8 – March 2006

Common topic areas featured in Edition 8 include police pursuits, deaths in custody, child run overs and interpersonal (domestic) violence.

 Edition 7 – July 2005

Common topic areas featured in Edition 7 include motor vehicle accidents, agricultural/industrial equipment, drowning, and the treatment of persons in care whilst inebriated or drug affected.

 Edition 6 – January 2005

Common topic areas featured in Edition 6 include transport related deaths, recreational boating, and adverse event relate deaths in hospitals.

Editions 1-5 of Fatal Facts are only available in hard copy. Please contact NCIS should you wish to obtain copies.

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