Did you know that one out of every six worker in the United States that is killed on the job is a truck driver? Probably not. Back in April 2016, I wrote about the “Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, 2014,” which was conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Census tracks work-related deaths. Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor Blog in a posting titled Truck Driver Job-Related Injuries in Overdrive discussed how the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics data reveal of the danger of being a truck driver.
In the blog post, Sean Smith and Patrick Harris mentioned the foregoing statistics and noted that:
“One out of every six American workers killed on the job is a tractor-trailer driver.”
“In 2014 alone, 761 tractor-trailer truck drivers were killed while working, which also marks the fifth year in a row that the number of truck driver fatalities has increased.”
“The vast majority of these deaths, 78 percent, were caused by transportation incidents.”
The above stats are sobering and are a good reminder as to the danger encountered on the roadways.
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