At a Glance: 25 Years of Worker Injury & Fatality Data
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has published a slideshow analyzing a quarter century of data on work-related injuries and illnesses in America. The findings include:
From 1992 to 2016, U.S. fatal occupational injuries declined by about 17%.
Heavy tractor-trailer truck drivers had the most fatal occupational injuries within the manufacturing sector.
Fatal injuries declined for workers in the 25-34 and 35-44 age groups from 1992 to 2016, but there was an increase for workers in the 55-64 and 65-and-older age groups. (Workers 55-plus made up around 20% of injuries in 1992 and 36% in 2016.)