Government Statistics show a preliminary total of 4,383 workers dies on the job in 2012, a drop of more than 300 from the year before. But the stats show a dramatic rise in oil and gas fatalities. There were 138 fatalities at drilling and production facilities, and increase of 23%. We have a lot of work to do!
The numbers come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary.
Details at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cfoi.nr0.htm.