Fatal work injuries were up in Minnesota in 2015.
That’s according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 74 fatal work injuries in the state last year–an increase from 62 the year before. Minnesota’s fatal injury rate in 2015 is 2.7 deaths per 100,000 full-time-equivalent workers. Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting had the highest number of fatalities at 23. Construction was second with nine. Transportation accounted for 31 deaths overall and 13 were due to falls. Men were the victims in 60 of the 74 who died in accidents.
And the number of female workers fatally injured–14–was the highest number in Minnesota since the inception of the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries count began in 1992.