Ten fewer incidents in 2013 than in 2012

Preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released in September show that fatal work injuries in Connecticut dropped from 36 in 2012 to 26 in 2013.

Nationally, 4,405 fatal work injuries were recorded in 2013, fewer than the revised count of 4,628 recorded in 2012

Fatal transportation incidents were lower by 10% percent in 2013, but still accounted for about two out of every five fatal work injuries in 2013. Of the 1,740 transportation-related fatal injuries in 2013, nearly three out of every five (991 cases) were roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles.

Overall, 753 workers were killed as a result of violence and other injuries by persons or animals, including 397 homicides and 270 suicides.

Fatal falls, slips, or trips took the lives of 699 workers in 2013. Falls to a lower level accounted for 574 (82 percent) of those fatalities. In 2013, the height of the fall was reported for 466 of the fatal falls to a lower level. Of those, about 1 in 4 occurred after a fall of 10 feet or less. Another one-fifth of the fatal falls occurred from falls of over 30 feet.

For complete BLS data on occupational fatalities, click here.