Each year the Bureau of Labor Statistics conducts its annual report called the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. This report gathers occupational injury and fatality data each year. This data includes the number of individuals injured or killed while working and compiles this data into its annual report, which is used to study trends for injuries and deaths in the workplace.
Significant Findings from the Report
In 2020, per the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It was found that the total number of workplace fatalities fell by 10% in 2020. This reported rate of workplace fatalities is the lowest recorded in the United States since 2013. However, this report does not consider Covid-19 illness deaths and decreased in-person working conditions disrupted by Covid-19 lockdowns. These factors alone may have contributed to this report’s recent drop in workplace fatalities. However, the data indicates an overall decrease in deaths across all occupations.
Other Significant Findings
Although there was a decline in nonfatal work-related injuries and illnesses, there was an overall increase in workplace injuries or illnesses requiring multiple days off. The most significant workplace fatalities were transportation, which accounted for 1,778 deaths, nearly 40% of work-related fatalities. On a positive note, occupational suicide rates decreased 15.6 percent from 307 in 2019 to 259 in 2020, representing the lowest count for occupational suicides since 2015.
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