Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) released this past Thursday show a reduction in the number of workplace fatalities in 2012 compared with 2011. The 2012 total represents the second lowest preliminary total since CFOI was first conducted in 1992. The statistics are analyzed by different categories: worker characteristics, type of incident, industry, occupation, state and metropolitan statistical area ( MSA). The MSAs with the most fatal occupational injuries in 2012 were New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (NY-NJ-PA) with 178.
The CFOI statistics show that workplace fatalities in construction and extraction … Read the rest