Connecticut Has Few Worker Deaths

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A new report from the AFL-CIO shows that Connecticut had the fourth lowest worker fatality rate in the U.S. in 2011, with just 2.2 deaths per every 100,000 workers.

The national workplace death rate was 3.5 per 100,000.

Connecticut had 37 workers die in 2011, down from 49 in 2010. Over the last five years, the workplace fatalities in the state have ranged between 28 and 49.

In 2011, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4,693 workers were killed on the job across the country

New Hampshire has the lowest proportion of worker deaths, and Rhode Island and Washington State also had a lower death rate than Connecticut.

The jobs with the highest death rates in 2011 were: fishing, logging, flying airplanes, collecting trash and roofing.

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One thought on “Connecticut Has Few Worker Deaths

  1. Pauldow

    This is because so many of the workers in Connecticut are government bureaucrats who are just sitting at a desk, typing on a computer, making new rules and regulations. Connecticut has fewer people working to actually make, move, and build things that would expand the economy. Those jobs have a higher risk of injury.

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