Fatal injuries in U.S. workplaces fall over the last two decades

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Economics Daily, April 28, 2015

Workers’ Memorial Day, observed each year on April 28, honors workers killed, injured, or made ill at work. In 2013, 4,585 workers in the United States died from an injury suffered at work. This is the second-lowest figure since BLS began publishing national data in 1992. Although fatal workplace injuries have fallen 23 percent since 2000, a worker died every 2 hours in the United States from a workplace injury in 2013….