The AFL-CIO released the latest edition of Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, a national report with a state-by-state profile of worker safety and health issues in the U.S.
Some findings of the report include:
- In 2012, 4,628 workers were killed on the job in the U.S., and an estimated 50,000 died from occupational diseases, resulting in a loss of 150 workers each day from hazardous working conditions.
- North Dakota had the highest fatality rate in the nation (17.7 per 100,000 workers), followed by Wyoming (12.2), Alaska (8.9), Montana (7.3) and West Virginia (6.9).
- The lowest state fatality rate (1.4 per 100,000 workers) was reported in Massachusetts, followed by Rhode Island (1.7), Connecticut (2.1), and New Hampshire and Washington (2.2).
The full report can be read at http://bit.ly/1mSdOX7 and a breakdown of report highlights with graphs can be found at aflcio.org/death-on-the-job.