National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

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U.S. Department of Labor releases its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries covering reporting period 2017.

Census for Fatal InjuriesThe U.S. Department of Labor has now released its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). This data covers occupational fatalities during 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.

Key findings

– 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.

Michigan

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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