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The states where you're most likely to die on the job

Mediafeed Logo By Hanna Horvath of Mediafeed | Slide 1 of 14: Most people don’t go into work expecting to die. But every day more than 14 workers, on average, don’t make it home alive.The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2017, 5,147 workers died on the job, at a rate of 3.5 deaths per 100,000 workers. This number is down from last year but the number of workplace deaths has grown since 2009. The most common causes of fatal workplace injuries are falls, roadway accidents, violence by others and exposure to harmful substances.

Most people don’t go into work expecting to die. But every day more than 14 workers, on average, don’t make it home alive.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2017, 5,147 workers died on the job, at a rate of 3.5 deaths per 100,000 workers. This number is down from last year but the number of workplace deaths has grown since 2009. The most common causes of fatal workplace injuries are falls, roadway accidents, violence by others and exposure to harmful substances.

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