The building and construction industry in Australia has delivered its best ever result in terms of workplace safety in almost 15 years of records, indicating that the sector is making steady progress toward the goal of eliminating avoidable injuries.

Based on data from a survey of adults in around 35,000 households around the country, the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that throughout 2013/14, 52,300 people involved with the sector experienced a work-related injury. That number is down from around 56,900 in the Bureau’s previous most recently conducted survey in…