The Cost of Fatal Injuries to Civilian Workers in the United States, 1992-2001

August 2009
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2009-154
Cover of NIOSH Publication 2009-154

Demographic data on fatal workplace injury was captured in the National Traumatic Occupational Fatality Surveillance system, maintained by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). This document builds upon the surveillance data by adding an economic component; the data in this monograph provide a measure of the economic loss to society from the premature deaths of workers in various economic sectors, by states, to society as a whole, over time, by cause of death, and by demographic characteristics. The findings are compelling: over the period studied, 1992-2001, the estimated costs from these premature deaths exceeded $43 billion.

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