Workplace Health and Safety

Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, 2016

In 2014:

  • 4,821 workers were killed on the job in the United States.
  • The fatal injury rate was 3.4 per 100,000 workers, up from a rate of 3.3 per 100,000 workers in 2013.
  • An estimated 50,000 people died from occupational diseases.
  • 150 workers died each day from hazardous working conditions.
  • Nearly 3.8 million work-related injuries and illnesses were reported.
  • Underreporting is widespread—the true toll is 7.6 million to 11.4 million injuries each year.