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Death on the Job*

DWC announced the release of its 2020 annual report on fatal work injuries on December 16, 2021. Here are some of the key takeaways. There were a total of 469 fatal work injuries in Texas in 2020 which is a decrease of 139 fatalities, or 23%, from 2019. The incident rate of fatalities in Texas was 3.9 per 100,000 full-time employees compared to 3.4 nationwide.  The construction industry had the highest number of fatalities with 127 incidents and the occupation with the highest number of fatalities was driver/sales workers and truck drivers with 101 incidents. Here is a breakdown of the 2020 fatalities by event or exposure:   

Also noteworthy, 93% of the total fatalities were men and 47% were Hispanic employees.
You can view the complete report here.  

*Death on the Job is a 1991 documentary film about work-related fatalities.  The AFL-CIO also publishes an annual report by the same name.