Plumbing and Mechanical

Workplace Deaths Decline In 1998

June 16, 2000
Job-related deaths were at 6,026 in 1998, its lowest since1992.

The Labor Department reported job-related deaths at 6,026 in 1998, its lowest since it began keeping track in 1992. Highway crashes continue to be the leading cause of on-the-job deaths at 1,431, with deaths from falls and electrocutions increasing with the booming construction industry.