In 2016, 5,190 workers in the United States suffered fatal occupational injuries, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers. That was the highest annual figure since 2008 and 354 more than in 2015. This 7.3-percent increase equals about 1 more worker fatally injured per day in 2016 compared to 2015. The number of fatal injuries increased in each of the major event categories in 2016, except for fires and explosions.
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