Sustained Outrage

Another year of ‘Death on the Job’

Here’s the latest from the AFL-CIO, as outlined in their annual “Death on the Job” report released today:

In 2015:

— 4,836 workers were killed on the job in the United States.

— The fatal injury rate—3.4 per 100,000 workers—remained the same as the rate in 2014.

— An estimated 50,000 to 60,000 workers died from occupational diseases.

— 150 workers died each day from hazardous working conditions.

— Nearly 3.7 million work-related injuries and illnesses were reported.

— Underreporting is widespread—the true toll is 7.4 million to 11.1 million injuries each year.