Workplace Fatalities Increased in 2022
Connecticut recorded 34 workplace fatalities in 2022, an increase of 11 over the previous year.
A new U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows the construction and transportation and warehousing industries accounted for the highest number of deaths with nine each, up from six and four the previous year.
Occupational deaths in the state ranged from a high of 57 in 1998 to a low of 23 in 2021.
Transportation and material moving occupations recorded the highest number deaths in 2022 with 12.
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers accounted for 10 of the fatalities among transportation and material moving workers.
Construction and extraction occupations posted the second-highest number of workplace fatalities, with seven work-related deaths.
Falls, slips, or trips resulted in five of the construction industry deaths.
Contact with objects and equipment resulted in six fatalities, the same as in 2021, while deaths caused by violence and other injuries caused by persons or animals rose by three to five.
Men accounted for 94% of the work-related fatalities in Connecticut, matching the national fatality rate.
Nationally, there were 5,486 fatal work injuries in 2022, a 5.7% increase from 5,190 in 2021.
Connecticut recorded 43,200 non-fatal workplace injuries in 2022, a 0.9% increase over the previous year.
There were 3.2 recorded injuries per 100 full time workers in the private sector (up from 3), with state and local government workplace injuries occurring at a 5.4 rate, an increase of 0.2.
Private sector injury and illness incidents involving days away from work, job transfer, or restriction—known as DART cases—occurred at a rate of 2.2, up from 2.1 in 2021.
Public sector DART cases occurred at a rate of 3 incidents per 100 full time employees, down from 3.2.
The education and health services sector saw significant increases in total injury and DART rates over the 2021.
The leisure and hospitality sector posted significant decreases in total inury and DART rates.
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