According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of fatal jobsite injuries in the U.S. increased by nearly 9 percent from 2020 to 2021.
The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries report revealed there were 5,190 fatal work injuries recorded in 2021 – the most recent year of datba available. That total was up from 4,764 fatal work injuries in 2020.
The jump marked an 8.9 percent increase. Over the last decade, it was the second-highest total, trailed only by the 5,333 workplace deaths in 2019. Continue reading →