Insect Fatalities

According to a new report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics 83 people died from insect bites between 2003 and 2010.

21 of those occurred in the state of Texas. Florida was in second place with 8 fatalities. Here’s the rest of the stats:

Table 3. Fatal occupational injuries involving insects by State of Incident, 2003–2010
State Fatal injuries
Total 83
Texas 21
Florida 8
California 6
Ohio 6
Pennsylvania 5
New York 4
North Carolina 4
Arizona 3
Colorado 3
South Carolina 3
NOTE: Data for all years are revised and final. CFOI fatality counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with State, New York City, District of Columbia, and Federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries




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