Multiple-fatality rate highest in government
December 14, 2004
At 22 percent of the total, all levels of government claimed a larger share of work-related multiple-fatalities than any private-sector industry in 1995-99.
The transportation and public utilities industry had the next highest multiple-fatality injury percentage at 18 percent. Both the construction and services industries had shares of 11 percent, followed by manufacturing and agriculture, forestry, and fishing at 10 percent each and retail trade at 9 percent.
These data are from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), part of the Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program. To learn more, see "Work-related multiple-fatality incidents," by Dino Drudi and Mark Zak, in the October 2004 issue of the Monthly Labor Review.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Multiple-fatality rate highest in government on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/dec/wk2/art02.htm (visited August 11, 2020).
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