Published: August 26, 2016
By: Richard Ogrodowski
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:
The above stats are sobering and are a good reminder as to the danger encountered on the roadways.