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Fatal Injuries at Work

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics categorizes every record of a fatal injury that occurs while at work. For the year 2013, there were 4,585 total fatal work injuries and a fatality rate of 3.3 deaths per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. The table below categorizes the fatalities by the field of employment in which each fatality occurred:

In the sortable table below, click on the column title to organize the table by that column's values.

Employment Field Number of fatal work injuries Fatality Rate per 100,000 workers
Construction 828 9.7
Transportation and Warehousing 733 14.0
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 500 23.2
Government (not including active military) 484 2.0
Professional and business services 430 2.8
Manufacturing 312 2.1
Retail trade 263 1.9
Leisure and hospitality 207 1.9
Wholesale trade 201 5.3
Other services 186 2.7
Mining, oil and gas extraction 155 12.4
Education and health services 135 0.7
Financial activities 87 0.9
Information 50 1.5
Utilities 24 2.6

Decide whether the following statements are true or false, based on the information in the table.

True

False

True

False

The three employment fields with the greatest fatality rates account for more than one third of all fatalities in 2013.

True

False

Using the data for the construction field, we can infer that there were at least eight million workers in construction in 2013.

True

False

If fatalities in mining, oil and gas extraction have decreased by an average of 5.29 fatalities per year since 2006, then the 2013 fatality total for this field is at least 25% lower measured relative to the 2006 fatality total for this field.