Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the US Department of Labor’s release of preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2014, which found that the rate of fatal work injuries in 2014 was 3.3 per 100,000 full-time workers, the same as the final rate for 2013.
The preliminary data indicates that there were actually 4,679 fatal work injuries in 2014, an increase of 2% percent over the revised count of 4,585 in 2013 – the DOL however noted that the number of hours worked in 2014 was greater. Secretary of Labor Perez commented on the results, pointing out that 789 Hispanic workers died on the job in 2014 versus 817 in 2013, noting that the numbers, while lower, were still unacceptably high.
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