Washington, DC (WorkersCompensation.com) – For the third year in a row, workplace fatalities have increased, to the highest level since 2010.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 5,190 fatal workplace injuries in 2016, a 7 percent increase over 2015. The increase brings the fatal injury rate to 3.6 per 100,000 full-time equivalent employees (FTE), up from a rate of 3.4 in 2015.
Fatalities as a result of transportation incidents accounted for 40 percent of the ...
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