U.S. Department of Labor Releases Preliminary National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Report for 2011
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries preliminary report (http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cfoi.nr0.htm) released September 20, 2012, showed 4,609 people died from on-the-job injuries in the U.S. in 2011, 13 people a day. The report showed a slight drop in fatalities from 2010, where 4,690 died from on-the-job injuries. The number one cause of on-the-job fatal injuries was transportation followed by workplace violence/homicides/suicides; being struck by an object or equipment; and, falls. For more information please go to www.bls.gov.