A total of 5,147 workers died in 2017 from an injury at work. Of these, 927 (18 percent) were born outside of the United States.
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Central America, excluding Mexico
Workers from Mexico each year account for about 40 percent of workplace fatalities that occurred to foreign-born workers. Among the selected areas in 2017, the number of fatal workplace injuries increased from 2016 only for workers from Central America, excluding Mexico. Fatally injured workers in 2017 who were born abroad came from over 80 different countries.
These data are from the Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program. To learn more, see “National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2017.” We also have more charts on fatal work injuries. We have a table with more data on fatal work injuries to foreign-born workers.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Fatal occupational injuries to foreign-born workers at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/fatal-occupational-injuries-to-foreign-born-workers.htm (visited September 27, 2023).