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Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

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Fatal work injuries in 2020 at 4,764, down 10.7% from 2019


There were 4,764 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2020, a 10.7-percent decrease from 5,333 in 2019. The fatal work injury rate was 3.4 fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers, down from 3.5 per 100,000 FTE in 2019.
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Employers report 2.6 million injury and illness cases in 2021, down 1.8% from 2020


In 2021, employers reported 2.6 million injury and illness cases in private industry, down 1.8 percent from 2020. Injury cases increased by 6.3 percent to 2.2 million in 2021, while illness cases decreased by 32.9 percent to 365,200 cases in 2021.
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