The likelihood of dying from workplace-related injuries increased in 2016, reaching the highest level since 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Dec. 19.
The fatality rate grew to 3.6 deaths for every 100,000 full-time equivalent workers, up from 3.4 in 2015.
Across all occupations, 5,190 workers lost their lives in 2016, a 7 percent increase from 4,836 deaths in 2015 and the highest number since 2008, when 5,214 workers died.
The growing fatality numbers come at a time when funding for the federal Occupational Safety and Health Agency remains flat. A Senate committee is recommending OSHA...