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Total of 5,250 fatal work injuries in 2018, up 2% from 2017


A total of 5,250 workers died from a work-related injury in the U.S. in 2018, up 2 percent from the 2017 total of 5,147. The fatal injury rate was unchanged in 2018 at 3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers.
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Employer-reported injury and illness rate unchanged in 2018 at 2.8 cases per 100 workers


The rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses among private industry employees was unchanged for the first time since 2012 at 2.8 cases per 100 full-time equivalent workers in 2018. Workers in private industry incurred 2.8 million injuries or illnesses in 2018.


  • November 4 2020 - Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses (2019 data)
  • December 16 2020 - Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (2019 data)
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