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Data Reveals Vehicles Are the Biggest Cause of Workplace Deaths

There were also 313 fatalities as a result of pedestrian vehicular incidents in 2014, up 6.5 percent from 2013’s revised count.

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emtThe Bureau of Labor Statistics announced yesterday the results of a study looking at the number of U.S. workers killed on the job.

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Specifically, transportation incidents represented 40 percent of fatal workplace injuries in 2014, up 1.4 percent from 2013, data shows.

Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles accounted for the majority of all 1,891 fatal work injuries due to transportation incidents, the bureau said in the statement, adding that the number of reported roadway incidents is expected to rise when updated 2014 data is released.

Pedestrian vehicular incidents, including pedestrians struck by vehicles in work zones, accounted for 17 percent of deaths in the transportation category, the statement says. There were 313 fatalities as a result of pedestrian vehicular incidents in 2014, up 6.5 percent from 2013’s revised count.

The number of fatal work injuries among women also increased last year, rising 12.5 percent to 359 from 319 in 2013, according to the data. Even so, women accounted for only 8 percent of all fatal occupational injuries in 2014. Similar to previous years, 92 percent of all fatal occupational injuries involved men.

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