Washington has 3rd lowest worker fatality rate, labor report says

Washington state has the third lowest worker fatality rate in the country, according to a new report from the AFL-CIO.

In 2011, 60 workers were killed in Washington, according to the report, giving the state a worker-fatality rate of 1.9 deaths per 100,000 workers.

Nationally, 4,693 workers died on the job in 2011, a rate of 3.5 deaths per 100,000 workers, down from the previous year’s figures of 3.6. North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and Alaska were among the states with the highest workplace fatality rates.

More information is available at The Stand, an online publication of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO and its affiliated unions.


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