Fatality Report Calls Attention to Risk for Older Workers and Minorities
The AFL-CIO published national findings on safety and health conditions for working people in the United States, according to Safety.BLR.com.
The Report, Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect states that more than 4,820 workers were killed on the job in 2014. An additional 50,000 to 60,000 died from occupational diseases. The end result was a loss of 150 workers daily from preventable workplace injuries and illnesses.
The report also showed:
- an increase in fatalities among older workers.
- Wyoming, North Dakota, Alaska, South Dakota, and Mississippi had the highest fatality rates.
- Data from 2014 shows that 804 Latino workers died on the job. The Latino death toll is higher than any other race in occupational deaths.
- Workplace violance is trending upwards over the past five years.
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