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