Construction Worker Deaths Fell Just 2% in 2017

December 19, 2018

After five consecutive years of increases in the number of construction worker deaths, construction industry fatalities in private industry fell 2% from 2016 to 2017, according to the 2017 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released yesterday.

The construction industry again had the highest number of fatalities of all industries with 971 worker deaths. The construction industry represented 20.8% of all private industry worker deaths in 2017.

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