U.S. Department of Labor releases its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries covering reporting period 2017.
There was a total of 5,147 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2017. This represents a fatal injury rate of 3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers.
Some of the more interesting data points have been reproduced below. We hope bringing attention to this data will result in hazard awareness and safer workplaces.
– Fatal falls were at their highest level in the 26-year history of the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) accounting for 887 (17 percent) worker deaths.
– Transportation incidents remained the most frequent fatal event in 2017 with 2,077 (40 percent) occupational fatalities.
– Fifteen percent of the fatally-injured workers in 2017 were age 65 or over – a series high.
Data from the CFOI shows 153 fatal work injuries in Michigan during 2017. This represents a fatal injury rate of 3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. Check back tomorrow for a discussion of these key findings.
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