May 30, 2018

AFL-CIO’s Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect

The AFL-CIO released their 27th annual report on the state of safety and health protections for American workers titled “Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect.”

According to an AFL-CIO press release, the report reveals: 5,190 American workers died on the job in 2016, an increase from 4,836 deaths the previous year. Another estimated 50,000 to 60,000 died from occupational diseases, meaning approximately 150 workers died on the job each day from preventable, hazardous workplace conditions. Overall, the national job fatality rate increased to 3.6 per 100,000 workers from 3.4 in 2015.

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