Work-related deaths: Positive trends but still too many

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Personal injury lawyers Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Ryles have posted an interactive infographic outlining occupational death rates and trends from 2003 to 2014. 

The data shows that driver/sales workers/truck drivers have the riskiest work with 477 fatalities between 2003 and 2014.  Construction laborers come in second at 277. Other construction-related occupations in the top 10 include roofers (76) and manager of construction trades (75).

The tool’s “final thoughts” observe:

Out of the 1,580 people who hold these jobs in Florida, 1,496 of them are male, almost half are white and nearly 100% are above the age of 20. As awareness increases and OSHA continues to put forth prevention plans, we see an overall decrease in workplace fatalities as the years pass. Overall, transportation plays a huge role in the safety of workers everywhere. Slipping and falling, dealing with machinery and heavy lifting can often cause problems as well.



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