According to information from the U.S. Worker Fatality Database, there were 1,073 fatalities in U.S. workplaces from January 2015 to July 2015.
The data includes a geographic distribution of the fatalities; a timeline; deaths per state and industry; brief descriptions of how the incident happened; age and gender of the worker(s); exact date of the fatality; full name of the employees; and their respective employers.
Highlights of the data include:
- The construction industry had the highest number of fatalities so far with 397; the lowest number (excluding the miscellaneous category) was in education, healthcare, and research with 27
- Texas had the largest number of deaths with 124
The database was developed by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health. One of the creators offers a caveat, noting that “the project captures only a portion” of total fatalities. Even so, it gives more details about worker deaths than any existing government source.
The Worker Fatality Database is a volunteer effort to document and map worker deaths in the US.
Read the press release and view the data.