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Texas Work Related Deaths Increased by 23 Percent in 2012

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Jarod Cassidy4 years ago

The Houston Chronicle reported a 23% increase in Texas work related deaths for 2012.

Work Related Fatalities on the Rise in Texas

  • According to statistics released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Texas recorded 537 work related deaths in 2012.
  • This is up 23% from 2011, during which Texas recorded 433 work related deaths.
  • A NBC Dallas affiliate reported that the most dangerous job in Texas is operating heavy trucks and tractor-trailers.
  • The number of deaths involving heavy trucks and tractor-trailers in Texas increased by 57% in 2012 with 121 fatalities recorded.
  • Construction work fatalities also increased with 82 deaths being recorded in 2012, up from 59 reports of construction work related deaths in 2011.

How Texas Compares on the National Scale

  • Texas continues to be labeled the most dangerous state for workers with its recording of 537 work related deaths in 2012.
  • According to Business Insider, it is followed by California, recording 339 work related deaths, and more than doubles the numbers for the third most dangerous state for workers, New York with 196 recorded fatalities.
  • Nationally, fatal injuries in the oil and gas extraction industry are back on the rise, up 23% for 2012.
  • The private construction industry also saw a national increase of %5, accounting for 775 deaths.
  • The BLS also showed that 65 of the 283 fatal pedestrian accidents recorded in 2012 occurred in work zones.
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