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Department of Industrial Relations Reports 2013 Fatal Occupational Injuries

Posted over 2 years ago by Denise Souza

Department of Industrial Relations Reports 2013 Fatal Occupational Injuries

Oakland—The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) reports the number of Californians who died on the job increased slightly in 2013. A review of the past ten years indicates that workplace fatalities remain below the average rate of fatalities prior to 2008, when the last recession began. The uptick corresponds to California's higher employment rates and its broad-based economic recovery.

"DIR considers that all worker deaths should be preventable, and this data is a clear reminder that we still have some work to do in the area of prevention," said DIR Director Christine Baker. "Even one workplace death is too many."

There were 396 fatal injuries on the job in California last year, compared to 375 in 2012. Data comes from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) which is conducted annually in conjunction with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Figures for 2013 are the latest numbers available.

Access report at link below:

http://www.dir.ca.gov/DIRNews/2015/2015-36.pdf

 


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