Saturday, May 02, 2015

Fact of the Day

About 150 U.S. workers are killed on the job every day, according to a report by the AFL-CIO, the largest alliance of labor unions in the United States. North Dakota was the deadliest state, with 56 people killed on the job in 2013, the group said.
In 2013, 4,585 US workers were killed on the job and an estimated 50,000 died from occupational diseases, found the report. Additionally, about 3.8m work-related injuries and illnesses were reported. The AFL-CIO estimates that the real number of work-related injuries is somewhere between 7.6m to 11.4m each year as many work-related injuries are not reported. …
While the overall fatality rate has decreased in the last four years, dropping to 3.3 deaths per 100,000 workers in 2013 from 3.6 in 2010, the fatality rate for Latino workers increased to 3.9 from 3.7 in 2012. The report found that 817 Latino workers were killed on the job in 2013, up from 748 deaths in 2012, and that 66% of the fatalities, equivalent to 542 deaths, in 2013 were among workers born outside the US.

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