November 13, 2018

Manufacturing Industry: Serious Claims Rate Decreased by 38%

Key takeouts:

  • Worker fatalities are slightly below the overall average with 1.4 fatalities per 100,000 workers
  • The industry has the second highest serious claim frequency rate with 8.9 serious claims per million hours worked. However, the rate has decreased by 38% over the past decade
  • The fabricated metal product sub-industry recorded the highest frequency rate with 24.0 serious claims per million hours worked
  • The metallic mineral product manufacturing sub-industry had the highest fatality rate with 7.4 fatalities per 100,000 workers
  • Vehicle incidents and being hit by falling objects were the main causes of fatalities (18% of fatalities each), and Muscular stress while lifting, carrying or putting down objects was the main cause of injuries (19% of serious claims)

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