2012 Records Show the Highest Number of Work-Related Deaths in a Decade in Texas
Texas recorded more than 500 work-related fatalities in 2012, the highest number for the state in a decade. And that follows two years of decreases in fatalities.
That’s according to preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor of Statistics.
A total of 531 fatalities were reported in 2012, an increase of more than 20 percent over the previous year.
The deadliest occupation in Texas was driving heavy and tractor-trailer trucks “with a 57 percent increase in fatal injuries,” according to a statement from the Texas Department of Insurance. Construction deaths also increased