Injuries at Work
Occupational injuries and illnesses are among the five leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Each year more than 5000 workers are killed on the job in the United States. More often these are in transportation, but also #agriculture, forestry, and construction, or roofers. Violence is the second most common fatal event at work. Each day, 150 workers die from hazardous working conditions. Asthma is now the most common occupational respiratory disease.