Skip to main content
Advertising

Ed cetera

Join the informed, opinionated journalists of The Times' editorial staff in lively discussions at our blog Ed Cetera.

January 3, 2013 at 3:50 PM

  • Share:
             
  • Comments (2)
  • Print

Workplace deaths at historic low in Washington

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 58 workers died on the job in Washington in 2011, down sharply from 2010 and the lowest number in 10 years. A call to the BLS office in San Francisco added this detail: the figure of 58 deaths is the lowest since the agency began collecting statewide figures in 1992. The previous low was 75 deaths, in 2000.

This number is not going to zero, because risk cannot be eliminated nor good judgment guaranteed. But risk can be reduced. The safety improvements see over the years, from the wooden railings on buildings under construction to survival suits in the Alaska fishing fleet, have made a difference.


Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
Then why is the States L&I insurance still so High? They lied during an election... MORE

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Bake cookies for a cause

Bake cookies for a cause

Get 23 scrumptious recipes in our "Quintessential Cookies" e-book. One dollar of your $3.95 purchase goes to Fund For The Needy.

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Blogroll

Autos news and research

The 5 top debuts at the L.A. Auto Show

The 5 top debuts at the L.A. Auto Show


Advertising