Truck motorists and other transportation and substance moving occupations accounted for additional than a quarter of all function-associated fatalities in the U.S. in 2016, according to the most up-to-date info from the Section of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Data.
According to BLS figures, 786 truck motorists ended up killed on the career in 2016. That is 78 p.c of the 1,012 motor motor vehicle operator fatalities documented for that year.
In sum, there ended up 1,388 fatal injuries in transportation and substance moving occupations in 2016, a 7 p.c raise in excess of the 1,301 fatalities in 2015, BLS reports. Throughout all occupations in the U.S., there ended up 5,190 fatalities documented, an raise from 4,846 in 2015.
The 5,190 people killed on the career in 2016 are the most considering that 2008, when there ended up 5,214 workplace fatalities.
Other jobs with high fatalities in 2016 include:
- Building – 970 fatalities
- Support business – 787 fatalities
- Set up, routine maintenance and repair – 470 fatalities
- Management, organization and monetary functions – 404 fatalities