Latest BLS report focuses on Hispanic, Latino women fatally injured on the job
Posted February 1, 2012
In the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report on workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, data shows that from 2005 through 2009, a total of 216 Hispanic or Latino women were fatally injured on the job — an average of 43 fatal injuries per year. While fatal work injuries have remained at about the same level, according to the BLS, fatal work injuries to Hispanic or Latino men have declined 29 percent since 2006.
Some key statistics:
- The occupational groups with the highest number of fatal work injuries incurred by Hispanic or Latino women from 2005 to 2009 were sales and related occupations.
- Homicides accounted for about 40 percent of fatal work injuries to Hispanic or Latino women from 2005 to 2009 (this compares with 24 percent for non-Hispanic or Latino women for the same period).
- Overexertion was a leading event or exposure accounting for 23 percent of the nonfatal injuries and illnesses to Hispanic or Latino women in 2009.
To read the full report, visit www.bls.gov/iif/oshwc/cfoi/osar0015.pdf
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