1: In 2013, more than 4,400 workers were killed on the job and more than 50,000 more died from occupational diseases.
2: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nearly 4 million workplace injuries and illnesses were reported. Research indicates that the numbers may be underestimated and may actually be two or three times greater than what BLS reports.
3: Certain occupations have much greater risk than others. These include agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, transportation, warehousing, mining and construction…read more.
- AFL-CIO Now Blog