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Fatal Injuries in the Trucking Industry

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) truck drivers are six times more likely to be killed on the job than other workers. A Washington State study showed that 1 out of every 4,430 full-time employees in the Washington trucking industry will be fatally injured. In fact, there were 73 truck driver deaths during the years 2009 - 2019.


Although the majority of deaths are vehicle-related, many were from falls or crush injuries.


Here are some true stories of Washington trucking industry workers who were killed on the job and tips to avoid similar incidents.

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