Construction deaths up 10 percent in preliminary 2014 report; total leads all industries
from Equipment World
Nearly 4,700 people were killed on the job in 2014, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with the construction industry accounting for nearly one-fifth of those deaths. The number of construction workers killed on the job increased by 10 percent in 2014 to 874, once again making the industry accountable for the highest number of worker deaths in the country. Early data from the BLS suggests a total of 4,679 Americans died on the job in 2014.
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