Key findings from the 2019 & 2020 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

  – The 5,333 fatal occupational injuries in 2019 represents the largest annual number since 2007.

There were 4,764 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2020, a 10.7-percent decrease.

  – A worker died every 99 minutes from a work-related injury in 2019.

    A worker died every 111 minutes from a work-related injury in 2020.

  – Fatalities among workers age 55 and over increased 8 percent from 1,863 in 2018 to 2,005 in 2019, which is the largest number ever recorded for this age group.

  – Hispanic or Latino worker fatalities were up 13 percent to 1,088 in 2019–a series high since 1992.

     Hispanic or Latino workers increased to 22.5 percent (1,072 fatalities) in 2020.

- Workplace deaths due to suicides (307) and unintentional overdoses (313) increased slightly in 2019. Suicides decreased 15.6 percent to 259 in 2020.

  – Fatalities in the private construction industry increased 5 percent to 1,061–the largest total since 2007

  - Driver/sales workers and truck drivers incurred 1,005 fatal occupational injuries, the highest since this series began in 2003. Fatal transportation incidents fell 16.2 percent to 1,778 in 2020

Here are your numbers for 2019 & 2020 for Fatal Occupational Injuries. Even though we had less people in the work place, we as a Nation still lost too many lives. Let’s do better this 2022 and be safe, keep each other safe, work harder to make people aware when they are doing something wrong. We need to get these people home each and everyday to their family and friends.

Make your goal to have no fatalities at your work place and Lead the charge to Safety in 2022!!!

About CrewsCrane

President/CEO of CCTI, Inc. providing Crane, Hoist, and material handling training. Inspections, service and parts for Mobile and overhead crane. General and Construction Industry for 10 & 30 hr OSHA courses, aerial/scissor lifts, and forklift. Inventory of Hoists, Slings and Below the Hook Devices.
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