Indiana Issues Workplace Fatality Report

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The Indiana Department of Labor has released its annual preliminary Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries report for 2014. The IDOL reported 127 worker deaths last year, which is the same as 2013.

“The Indiana Department of Labor remains committed to promoting safe workplaces for all Hoosiers through its multifaceted approach of outreach, training, safety consultations, recognition for exemplary occupational safety and health management systems and a robust enforcement program. We strive to help Indiana employers improve their safety and health practices to adopt a culture of workplace safety and health excellence,” IDOL Commissioner Rick Ruble said.

The state says worker fatalities have decreased over the past 22 years from a high of 195 in 1994 to a low of 115 in 2012.

The 2014 CFOI report also shows:

  • 52 of the workplace fatalities resulted from transportation-related incidents
  • The agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting industry experienced more transportation-related fatalities than any other industry
  • Workplace fatalities in Indiana’s transportation and warehousing industry decreased by approximately 12 percent, from 59 in 2013 to 52 in 2014

You can see the full 2014 preliminary CFOI report by clicking here.

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