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Thursday, August 9, 2007

National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries 2005

A total of 5,702 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2005, down

about 1 percent from the revised total of 5,764 fatal work injuries recorded in 2004. The rate at

which fatal work injuries occurred in 2005 was 4.0 per 100,000 workers, down slightly from a

rate of 4.1 per 100,000 in 2004.

The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries has been conducted each year since 1992. The

numbers reported in this release are preliminary and will be updated in April 2007.

Press Release: Aug 10, 2007 - National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2005
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cfoi.pdf

Additional Information:
Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, 2005

Text version of entire news release

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