Work-related accidents killed 114 people in Louisiana in 2013, two less than in 2012, according to a preliminary count by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.
The industries that reported the most fatalities in 2013 were trade, transportation and utilities with 37; construction, 17; natural resources and mining, 15; professional and business services, 14; manufacturing, 11; and government, nine.
A separate Bureau of Labor Statistics survey found that in 2012, non-fatal injuries and illnesses in Louisiana improved to their lowest level in a decade.
Louisiana ranked second in the nation in 2012 for rate of non-fatal injuries and illnesses.
“Overall, the numbers on workplace safety are headed in the right direction because Louisiana’s employers have made safety a priority,” said LWC Executive Director Curt Eysink. “The state’s workers also are to be commended for doing their part to make their places of work safer.”