Private construction industry deaths jumped 9 percent in 2014
from U.S. Department of Labor via For Construction Pros
The final count of fatal work injuries in the U.S. in 2014 was 4,821, up from the preliminary count of 4,679 reported in September 2015 and the highest annual total since 2008. The overall fatal work injury rate for the U.S. in 2014 was 3.4 fatal injuries per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers, slightly higher than the final rate of 3.3 reported for 2013. The higher overall rate in 2014 is the first increase in the national fatal injury rate since 2010.
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