Occupational fatalities

Average annual occupational fatality rate of 4 deaths per 100,000 workers.

Highest rates occur in the mining, agricultural, construction, transportation and public utility industries.

Commercial fishing occupation has an average annual fatality rate of 115 deaths per 100,000 fisherman, making this one of the most dangerous occupations.

Crashes leading cause of occupational fatalities in the US.

Approximately 32 million people in the US work outdoors in industries such as construction, transportation, groundskeeping, agriculture, and emergency/protective services.

Farmworkers or 35 times more likely to die of heat exposure.

Many workers face serious heat exposure inside buildings, including warehouses, bakeries and foundries with an underestimated, heat related mortality.

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