Which Occupations Produce the Most Fatalities in Texas?
Given that 2014 has only just ended, statistics for fatal occupational injuries for the year have not yet been released. However, statistics for the year 2013 were released in October of last year. In this post, we will look at some of the work-related fatality trends that took place in Texas between the years 2012 and 2013.
The information used for this post comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries and the U.S. Department of Labor.
On the whole, the news was good as the total amount of fatal occupational injuries occurring in Texas trended downward to the tune of 8 percent. In 2012, there were 536 such fatalities while 2013 saw 439.
But which occupation had the most fatal incidents in 2013? Well, tractor trailer and heavy truck drivers experienced the largest number with a total of 104. This was a decrease of 14 percent from the previous year.
Following truck drivers, construction trade workers had the second highest number of fatal incidents with 78, which was down from 2012's total of 82. Of those 2013 fatalities, 34 were construction laborers.
This is just a snapshot of the fatality numbers produced in Texas during 2012 and 2013. Hopefully, 2014 statistics will show these numbers continuing to move downward. Still, 439 workers died in the Lone Star State during 2013. Many of the men and women who suffered fatal injuries likely had families who are now dealing with the aftermath of their loss.
When a family suffers the loss of one of their own, they can be left dealing not only with their grief, but financial difficulties as well. If you have endured such a loss, a Texas personal injury attorney could aid you by performing an investigation of the incident to help determine liability. The attorney could also assist you in the pursuit of fair compensation.