By the Numbers


Safer at Work

Overall, the number of fatal work injuries recorded by the U.S. Department of Labor, 6,026 in 1998, decreased 3% from the prior year. The statistics showed men were killed on the job more often than women (92% to 8%), wage and salary workers more frequently than the self-employed (79% to 21%) and whites (83%) more often than any other racial group.

The number of on-the-job fatalities in 1998 was lower than the average
for 1993 through 1997.

Highway crashes (24%) and homicides (12%) were the leading causes of work-related deaths in 1998. The most commoncauses of fatalities were.

The 10 most dangerous occupations
were




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