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BLS Finds Small Drop In Workplace Fatalities But Key Sectors Again Spike

December 19, 2018
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has found a small decrease in the rate and number of workplace fatalities and injuries in 2017 but the data show a continued spike of 25 percent or more in workplace deaths in the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction sector, as well as fatalities due to falls and overdoses. BLS' latest data , released Dec. 18, is already drawing strong criticism from labor advocates who are calling the results unacceptable and blaming...


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