Top Work-Related Injury Causes

The leading causes of death and nonfatal injury are not always the same. While transportation incidents are the leading cause of death, resulting in 40% of all work-related deaths, they are the fourth leading cause of nonfatal injury, accounting for only about 5% of injuries. The leading cause of nonfatal work-related injuries is overexertion and bodily reactions, accounting for more than 33% of injuries, while overexertion fatalities are very rare, accounting for 16 deaths in 2017. A comparison of the leading causes of death and nonfatal injuries involving days away from work is provided here.

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