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Occupational Injuries & Fatalities Due To Falls

May 2010
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2010-143
cover of 2010-143

An estimated 15.9 million people worked in the Manufacturing Sector in 2008, which accounted for approximately 10.9% of the employed U.S. workforce. In 2008, 411 manufacturing sector workers died from occupational injuries. The leading causes of death were contact with objects and equipment (116), transportation incidents (104), and falls (58).