In 2011 there were 4,609 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States, which was down 81 from 2010. Per 100,000 full-time workers, there were 3.5 deaths. Work-related fatalities in private mining were down 10%, Fatal injuries in a private truck transportation accident were up 14% from the previous year. Also on the rise were fatal injuries among non-Hispanic or African-American workers.
Also lowered in 2011 were fatal injuries with workers over 55 and under 18, however, the fatal injuries among workers 20-24 saw an 18% increase. Transportation-related incidents accounted for 2 out of every 5 fatal work injury cases and 57% of those were in the roadway.
666 workers lost their lives in 2011 to fatal falls, slips, and trips. 472 workers were killed after being hit by a falling object. There were 152 multiple fatality incidents which killed 354 workers.
Whether you have been injured or a loved one has lost their life, you may be questioning what you should do next and who is going to pay for all of the costs incurred.
If you would like to speak with an experienced Ohio work injury and Ohio work fatality lawyer, call our office at 800.637.8170 to request a free copy of The Ohio Work Injury Book and set up a free legal consultation with one of our attorneys today. We are here for you to walk with you through this difficult process.