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Total of 5,147 fatal work injuries in 2017, down slightly from 2016

12/18/2018

A total of 5,147 workers died from a work-related injury in the U.S. in 2017, down slightly from the 2016 total of 5,190. The fatal injury rate was 3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers, also down from 3.6 in 2016.
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Employer-reported injury and illness rate unchanged in 2018 at 2.8 cases per 100 workers

11/07/2019

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