Work-related fatalities decrease in construction industry
August 24, 2001
Although construction again recorded the highest number of fatal work injuries of any industry, fatalities in construction were down about 3 percent in 2000. It was the first decline for construction since 1996.
Job-related fatalities declined 7 percent in manufacturing and 12 percent in agriculture, forestry and fishing; both reached the lowest levels recorded for these industries. Fatalities were also lower in transportation and public utilities, wholesale trade, and finance, insurance, and real estate.
These data are a product of the BLS Safety and Health Statistics Program. The above data are for private industry. Additional information is available from "National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 2000," news release USDL 01-261.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Work-related fatalities decrease in construction industry on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/aug/wk3/art05.htm (visited August 30, 2015).
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