Wednesday, January 24, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2016


The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2016.

There were a total of 5,190 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2016, a 7-percent increase from the 4,836 fatal injuries reported in 2015. This is the third consecutive increase in annual workplace fatalities and the first tim emore than 5,000 fatalities have been recorded by the Census of Fatal Occupation Injuries (CFOI) since 2008, The fatal injury rate increased to 3.6 per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers from 3.4 in 2015, the highest rate since 2010.

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