Recently, the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries was released for the year 2009. The report encompassed startling statistics and some of the national key findings are detailed below:
Wage, salaried and self-employed workers experienced a decline in the total hours worked in 2009 and the number of injuries amongst wage and salary workers decreased by 20%.
Fatal injuries among self-employed workers decreased by 3% in the year 2009.
The number of construction workers involved in fatal construction accidents declined by 16% when compared to 2008.
There was a 6% increase in the number of fatal workplace accidents that occurred within the grounds cleaning and maintenance sectors in 2009.
Transportation related incidents played a role in 2/5 of workplace injuries during 2009.
Key statistics related to the state of North Carolina and occupational injuries can be found on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
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