Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire
On-the-job automobile collisions are consistently the leading cause of work-related fatalities in the America. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, there are 5,700 deaths at work each year, and 35% of the fatalities are associated with motor vehicles. According to its website, on average during the years 2002 through 2007:
- 1371 workers died each year from crashes on public highways.
- 330 workers died each year in crashes that occurred off the highway or on industrial premises.
- 363 pedestrian workers died each year as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle.
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According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2007, nearly 3.9 million American workers were employed as motor vehicle operators. According to the data, more than 40% of these workers were employed as heavy truck (including tractor-trailer) drivers. These jobs can be very dangerous, not only to the workers themselves, but to the public generally.
We encourage employers to hire, supervise, and train their employees properly to avoid reckless conduct that leads to severe injuries or death.
Many Americans are killed or injured each year in traffic collisions. If you want more information about your legal rights, please click here or call the law firm of Regan Zambri & Long, PLLC at (202) 463-3030.Tagged Workplace Safety