Texas Department of Insurance has issued their 2016 workplace fatality report.

The full report can be found in the link below but here is a summary of the report:

  • 545 fatalities occured
  • This was a 3% increase from the previous year
  • Nationwide, there were 5190 workplace fatalities
    • 432 per month
    • 14 per day
    • (These numbers are consistent with historical data)
  • Transportation was the leading industry for fatalities
  • Construction was the 2nd leading industry for fatalities
  • Manufacturing was 3rd leading industry for workplace fatalities
  • Falls were the second leading cause of workplace deaths
  • “Struck by/Caught in between” was the 3rd leading cause of death

See the full report here:

http://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/safety/sis/documents/2016fatalrpt.pdf