Fatal Occupational Injuries Released by The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Posted on November 10, 2011

Many news sources have reported that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has started to conduct a program so the number of fatal work injuries may be determined proficiently.

The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries has already achieved a preliminary result of a staggering 4,547 workers that sustained severe injuries related to their labor in the year of 2010 alone. According to official data and statistics drawn from it, there were up to 3.5 deaths per 100,000 workers last year.

The number of fire-related work fatalities has doubled according to official numbers. The private mining industry has shown an increase in fatal accidents while the private construction sector denoted significant declines.

High-risk industries like mining, construction and transportation try to implement strategies to secure the safety of their employees. According to reports, low-risk workplaces may also see fatalities occurring without warnings; travel-related fatalities linked to sales travel calls or accidental fires can be firm examples of low-risk workplace fatalities.

As a Los Angeles wrongful death attorney I urge all readers to be watchful and mindful of the risks their workplace can represent. In the case of a possible workplace-related injury being inflicted against you or a loved one, contact a personal injury lawyer right away.

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