Top 50 Causes of Death in the US

Top 50 Causes of Death in the USA according to http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com

Rank Cause Deaths %
1 Coronary Heart Disease
445,864
21.42
2 Alzheimers/Dementia
172,765
8.3
3 Lung Cancers
165,402
7.95
4 Stroke
146,664
7.05
5 Lung Disease
130,808
6.29
6 Diabetes Mellitus
75,280
3.62
7 Colon-Rectum Cancers
62,592
3.01
8 Hypertension
62,156
2.99
9 Influenza & Pneumonia
57,722
2.77
10 Kidney Disease
50,889
2.45
11 Breast Cancer
47,377
2.28
12 Road Traffic Accidents
45,154
2.17
13 Lymphomas
38,595
1.85
14 Pancreas Cancer
35,715
1.72
15 Suicide
35,441
1.7
16 Prostate Cancer
34,299
1.65
17 Inflammatory/Heart
33,885
1.63
18 Endocrine Disorders
33,697
1.62
19 Liver Disease
30,027
1.44
20 Poisonings
29,473
1.42
21 Other Injuries
25,827
1.24
22 Leukemia
25,443
1.22
23 Falls
24,337
1.17
24 Parkinson Disease
21,557
1.04
25 Violence
19,169
0.92
26 Liver Cancer
17,862
0.86
27 Bladder Cancer
16,279
0.78
28 Oesophagus Cancer
15,710
0.75
29 Ovary Cancer
15,254
0.73
30 Other Neoplasms
15,145
0.73
31 Stomach Cancer
13,230
0.64
32 Skin Cancers
13,036
0.63
33 Congenital Anomalies
11,835
0.57
34 HIV/AIDS
11,630
0.56
35 Oral Cancer
9,330
0.45
36 Uterin Cancer
8,638
0.42
37 Low Birth Weight
7,748
0.37
38 Diarrhoeal diseases
7,298
0.35
39 Hepatitis C
6,764
0.33
40 Alcohol
6,230
0.3
41 Drug Use
4,732
0.23
42 Cervical Cancer
4,564
0.22
43 Skin Disease
4,147
0.2
44 Multiple Sclerosis
3,738
0.18
45 Asthma
3,653
0.18
46 Drownings
3,599
0.17
47 Fires
3,463
0.17
48 Rheumatic Heart Disease
3,401
0.16
49 Peptic Ulcer Disease
3,209
0.15
50 Anaemia
3,059
0.15

(Source: http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/country-health-profile/united-states)


Death of Exotic Dancer Raises Interesting Issues for OSHA

In what can only be called an unusual case for OSHA, they find themselves investigating the fatality of an exotic dancer in Cleveland.

Lauren Block was an exotic dancer at Christie’s Cabaret in Cleveland. While giving a lap dance to one of the customers she grabbed the railing behind the man and tried to make some kind of dance move that resulted in her loosing her balance and plunging 15 feet, head first to the floor below. She was rushed to the hospital with major head trauma and died a week later.

Part of the OSHA investigation has to do with whether or not exotic dancers like Lauren are employees or independent contractors. If they are found to be the latter, OSHA would have no jurisdiction as independent contractors aren’t covered by OSHA.

You can read the complete story about Lauren Block’s death on the Huffington Post online news.