For National Safety Month, we are highlighting some of the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics related to workplace fatalities and injuries. Here’s a summary of key findings from the 2019 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries:
- The U.S. had the highest number of occupational deaths since 2007, with a total of 5,333 fatal work injuries.
- One worker died every 99 minutes from a work-related injury.
- There was a significant increase in workplace fatalities among workers aged 55 and over, as well as Hispanic and Latino workers.
Additionally, there were a total of 888,220 nonfatal injuries and illnesses that caused a worker to miss at least one day of work in 2019.
Check out the HSI Emergency Care blog for more detailed information about workplace fatalities and injuries.