Skip to comments.13 Workers Killed Each Day on the Job in 2010
Posted on 05/02/2012 4:07:23 PM PDT by mdittmar
Each day in 2010, 13 workers on average were killed on the jobsome 4,690 workersand an estimated 50,000 died from occupational diseases, according to the AFL-CIO's annual report, Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect. Released today, the report shows the number of those who died in 2010 (the most recent year for which data are available) is up from the 4,551 people who perished in 2009. This trend that has continued since 2004, the first year in a decade that saw the number of deaths on the job increase.
West Virginia, Wyoming, Alaska, South Dakota and North Dakota were among states with the highest workplace fatality rates, while New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island were states with the lowest rates. Latino workers, especially those born outside of the United States, continue to face higher rates of workplace fatalities8 percent higherthan other workers.More than 3.8 million workers across all industries, including state and local government, experienced work-related injuries and illnesses in 2010, the most recent year for which there is data.
The report includes state-by-state profiles of workers safety and health and features state and national information on workplace fatalities, injuries, illnesses, the number and frequency of workplace inspections, penalties, funding, staffing and public employee coverage under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). It also addresses delays in the standard-making process, ergonomic injuries, new and emerging hazards like pandemic flu and other infectious diseases.Noting that while "we have made great strides in making our workplaces safer," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said "too many women and men in this country and around the world continue to be hurt or killed on the job.
The Obama administration has moved forward to strengthen protections with tougher enforcement, but business groups and Republican legislators have launched a major assault on regulations to protect people on the job. As we move forward to build an economy for our future, its important that we commit together to developing and issuing the kinds of rules critical to ensuring the safety of all working people.
Thousands of working families took part in vigils and other actions across the country this past weekend to commemorate Workers Memorial Day on April 28.
Okay, got it. Now, the rollout of the marxist-statist solution for this problem...
So if nobody ever did anything because of the risk, if we all just stayed in our bedrooms and never left, how many people would be dying every day after a year?
Ya know, if I added up all the claims by varying groups of what kills who each year; there would be no population left in the U.S.A.
There are lots of dangerous jobs out there. I’ve done a couple of them myself. I did some time as a garbage man in my youth and I spent a few years in a sawmill too.
Mike Rowe speech spends a little time on the utter stupidity of OSHA in certain situations like crabbing. (Plus a great slapdown of PETA)
And 3,300 unborn and newly born Americans were ruthlessly slaughtered in abortion mills.
13 vs 3,300 DAILY! They'll never be union workers!
Still Bush’s fault? Can’t see how...
Don't know,you would have to ask the Military or the Police.
What is the daily death rate among the unemployed?
It’s interesting to actually look at the data.
40% are from vehicle crashes, deaths which may well have taken place whether the person was working or not, and perhaps independent of where they are working (ie commuting).
Perhaps the most humorous part of the report is that it implies that the “problem” was well on its way to being solved in the first two years of the Obama/Democrat control but was “impeded” by the election of Republican House in 2010.
You can’t make this stuff up........
I don’t believe these stats