Slight Increase in Fatal Chemical Inhalations at Workplace

According to new information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 41 U.S. workers in 2017 died on the job after a single episode of inhaling chemicals and chemical products. That is seven more fatal injuries than in 2016. The number of fatalities from inhaling chemicals has ranged between 33 and 55 each year from 2011 to 2017. Inhaling carbon monoxide led to the most fatalities during this time period, followed by inhaling hydrogen sulfide. 10/28/2019