AFL-CIO report: 150 U.S. workers die every day

A new AFL-CIO report dug through worker fatality data and found some trends in U.S. workplace safety. The organization estimates that 150 workers die every day from hazardous working conditions.

For the 25th year, AFL-CIO released its report, “Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect.” The comprehensive report has some interesting numbers regarding workplace safety.

In 2014, 4,821 workers died on the job in the U.S. and an estimated 50,000 died from occupational diseases. All together, that means an estimated 150 people die every day from hazardous working conditions.

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