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Work Construction in Des Moines? Learn These Construction Accident Statistics

In 2013, the industry with the highest number of worker deaths on a national level was the construction industry (796 fatal work injuries), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of fatal work injuries in the construction industry did not change greatly from 2012 to 2013. Notably, fatal work accidents amongst U.S. construction workers are down 36 percent from 2006.  The following takes a look at some construction accident statistics for 2012 and 2013 in the state of Iowa and nationally, and what your options are if involved in a workplace accident in Des Moines.  Construction Industry Deaths in 2012 and 2013 in Iowa  In the state of Iowa in 2012, there were 14 reported fatal workplace injuries involving construction workers. In 2013, ... Read More »

Most Dangerous Jobs in Des Moines: Study Reveals Occupation with High Number of Work Injuries

Most probably assume that the most dangerous jobs are those in labor-intensive industries like construction. These certainly have a high rate of injuries, but a recent report, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, reveals that healthcare staffers rank highly for workplace injuries too.  Injuries High for Nursing Assistants  Nursing assistants may be amongst the most vulnerable of workers within the healthcare industry, according to data published in the report cited above. In fact, according to the report, of occupations with at least 30,000 cases of days-away-from-work incidents, nursing assistants had the highest rate (373.2 per 10,000 full-time workers) in 2013.  The rate decreased from 2012 when the rate was 388.2 per 10,000 full-time workers. The second highest was workers within the heavy and tractor-trailer ... Read More »

Number of Fatal Work Accidents in Iowa in 2013

Work injuries can be tragic, particularly when they result in death. In Iowa, fatal work accidents, despite declining from 2012 to 2013, are still much too high. The following takes a look at the number of fatal workplace injuries in the state of Iowa in 2013, common causes of fatal injuries, and the legal rights family members of a deceased worker.  Death Toll for Work Injuries in Iowa  In 2012, the number of fatal work injuries in the state of Iowa was 97, according to the report, Fatal Work Injuries in Iowa: 2013, published by the Bureau of Labor Statics. In 2013, the number fell to 71 fatal work fatalities.  Causes of Fatal Work Injuries  According to the report cited above, the two main causes ... Read More »

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