The four industry classes with the highest incident rate of accidental deaths in the work place were:
- Transportation & Warehousing
Of the 3,582 accidental workplace deaths in the latest year for statistics, 2009, showed these four industries combining for 1,930 of the fatalities.
Accidents occurring in transit – an employee riding in a motor vehicle, train, or plane – account for 47% of all workplace fatalities. The industry with the lowest death rate per 100,000 workers is Educational & Health Services.
The Flanders Group specializes in Workers’ Compensation insurance program management for Nursery Landscapers, Machine Shops and Metal Workers, Refuse and Waste Haulers, Marinas and Boat Dealers, RV and –Auto Dealers, and Real Estate Owners and Managers. Contact us today to discuss our services to support your goal of a safe and productive workplace.
Source: National Safety Council. (2011). Injury Facts®, 2011 Edition. Itasca, IL.