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26 San Antonio Worker Deaths Recorded Since 2009

Brian Hendricks1 year ago

The San Antonio Express-News has recently reported a total of 26 worker fatalities in the Texas city since May 2009.

San Antonio Worker Fatality Statistics

According to the San Antonio-Express News:

  • 26 San Antonio workers have died on the job since May 2009.
  • Most fatalities have occurred in industrial fields such as:
    • construction
    • landscaping
    • transportation
  • Fifteen of these 26 deaths were due to falls occurring on the job.
  • The highest fatal fall happened from 100 feet.
  • No San Antonio company has endured more than one workplace fatality.

*On-site worker deaths and injuries must be reported to the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) within eight hours of said accident.

Worker Fatalities in the United States

The following information was obtained from the United States Department of Labor via the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration:

  • According to OSHA statistics, 4,585 United States employees were killed due to work-related accidents in 2013.
  • 88 worker fatalities occur every week.
  • An average of 12 U.S. employees are killed on the job per day.
  • The four leading causes of work fatalities are:
    • Falls
    • Struck by object
    • Electrocutions
    • Caught in/in-between objects
  • Since OSHA regulation implementation in 1992, the daily worker fatality daily average in the United States has decreased by over half, from 38 deaths per day to 12 per day in 2013.

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