Manufacturing Fatalities Down

Aug. 21, 2008
Number of workers killed on the job hits five-year low

Fatal work injuries in manufacturing dropped 14% in 2007 to the lowest recorded total in five years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistic's Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary (CFOI).

Last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded 392 fatal work injuries in manufacturing, which marked the lowest number since the CFOI began using the North American Industry Classification System five years ago.

Overall, 5,488 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2007, a decrease of 6% from 2006. Based on preliminary counts, the rate of fatal injuries for U.S. workers in 2007 was 3.7 fatal work injuries per 100,000 workers, down from the final rate of 4.0 per 100,000 workers in 2006.

Popular Sponsored Recommendations

Powering Up Productivity: The Transformative Power of AP Automation in Manufacturing

Oct. 25, 2023
Discover how AP Automation is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry, driving efficiency, cost savings, and security. In today's world, automation is the key to staying competitive...

Why DataOps may be the key to unlocking the full potential of digital transformation

Nov. 3, 2023
Read the 2023 market survey conducted by IndustryWeek

Smarter Savings for Manufacturers - Guide

Sept. 12, 2023
Enhance your service experiences and boost revenue while reducing costs. Learn how one platform can help your business be more agile and productive in today's market.

Food and Beverage 2024 Trends and Outlook for North America

Oct. 29, 2023
Ready to hear what 200 of your peers said are the top challenges and opportunities in 2024? Don’t fall behind. Uncover actionable insights to better prepare for 2024 in this whitepaper...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of IndustryWeek, create an account today!