A total of 5,147 workers died in 2017 from an injury at work. Of these, 927 (18 percent) were born outside of the United States, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers. Workers from Mexico each year account for about 40 percent of workplace fatalities that occurred to foreign-born workers. Among the selected areas in 2017, the number of fatal workplace injuries increased from 2016 only for workers from Central America, excluding Mexico. Fatally injured workers in 2017 who were born abroad came from over 80 different countries.
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