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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 4,100 full-time employees in the Washington trucking industry will be fatally injured. In fact, there were 63 deaths during the years 1998-2005.


Although the majority of deaths (over 60%) 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.

Here is a link to the National Truckers Association's safety issues blog. This blog is a collaboration between the NTA and NIOSH FACE states and federal NIOSH.

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