Nevada had the 13th lowest rate of deaths in the workplace in the United States in 2019, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled in a report from the AFL-CIO.
According to the report, Death on the Job. The Toll of Neglect, 40 Nevadans lost their lives on the job in 2019. That equates to 2.8 deaths per 100,000 workers.
Connecticut had the lowest rate of deaths on the job with 26, or 1.4 per 100,000 workers.
The AFL-CIO says in the U.S. 5,333 working people lost their lives on the job in 2019, or 3.5 per 100,000 individuals. Occupational diseases are blamed for another 90,000 deaths.
Latino workers have a fatality rate of 4.2 per 100,000 workers, and the death rate among Black workers is 3.6 per 100,000 workers.
Senior workers, those 65 or older, had an on-the-job fatality fate of 9.4 per 100,000 in 2019, according to the report.
The AFL-CIO says that because of “irresponsible anti-workers policies of the previous administration, OSHA’s meager resources have kept declining.”
Federal OSHA has 774 safety and health inspectors and state OSHA have a combined 1,024 inspectors, according to the report. That’s one inspector for every 82,881 workers.