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Fatal occupational injuries involving insects, arachnids, and mites

August 26, 2014

Although not often associated with fatal workplace injuries, insects, arachnids, and mites were involved in 83 fatal occupational injuries from 2003 to 2010, an average of 10 per year. Bees were the most common insect involved, with 52 fatal occupational injuries. Eleven workers were killed in wasp-related incidents, including three incidents involving yellow jackets. In addition, seven fatal occupational injuries over that period were from spiders and four were from ants.

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