Bureau of Labor Statistics Initial 2014 Injury Summary

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released their preliminary findings for 2014 and the news isn’t all that great. Among the results reported:

  • 4,679 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2014, an increase of 2 percent over the revised count of 4,585 fatal work injuries in 2013
  • The number of fatal work injuries in private goods-producing industries in 2014 was 9 percent higher than the revised 2013 count but slightly lower in private service-providing industries.
  • Falls, slips, and trips increased 10 percent to 793 in 2014 from 724 in 2013.
  • After a sharp decline in 2013, fatal work injuries among self-employed workers increased 10 percent in 2014 from 950 in 2013 to 1,047 in 2014.
  • Women incurred 13 percent more fatal work injuries in 2014 than in 2013.
  • The number of fatal work injuries among police officers and police supervisors was higher in 2014, rising from 88 in 2013 to 103 in 2014, an increase of 17 percent.

Read the full preliminary report here.

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