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Good News For Latin Trabajadores?
Good News For Latin Trabajadores?

Looks like Latin trabajadores are not dying as much, but still have the highest risk of death on the job according to the annual "Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect" report released Wednesday by the AFL-CIO. The fatality rate for Latino workers was 3.7 per 100,000 workers in 2014, down from a rate of 3.9 per 100,000 workers in 2013.

According to the report 804 Latino workers died on the job in 2014, a slight decrease from the previous year. Of the Latino workers who died, 513 were immigrants and the majority were men. 

 The states with the highest rate of fatalities included Texas, California, and Florida. A total of 206 Latinos died while working in Texas, making up more than one-third of all worker deaths in the state that year. Coming in second was California with 130 Latino worker deaths and Florida with 60 Latino worker deaths. 

The leading industry with reported deaths included construction (233), landscapers (63) , truck drivers (60),  and agriculture workers (44).

 

 Like to hear from you Latinos/Hispanics if you have experienced a job related death.        

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