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August 24, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Fatal work injuries in 2008

Number of fatal work injuries, 19922008
Year Fatalities

1992

6,217

1993

6,331

1994

6,632

1995

6,275

1996

6,202

1997

6,238

1998

6,055

1999

6,054

2000

5,920

2001

5,915

2002

5,534

2003

5,575

2004

5,764

2005

5,734

2006

5,840

2007

5,657

2008

5071 (P)

Footnotes:
(P) : Preliminary

These data featured in the TED article, Fatal work injuries in 2008.

 

 

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