According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of work-related deaths in Vermont increased last year from the previous year, as did the number of fatalities in New England workplaces. However, the nation saw a decrease in workplace fatalities in 2010.
Across New England there were a total of 139 workplace deaths in 2009, increasing to 146 fatalities in 2010. Overall, the workplace fatalities in New England accounted for approximately three percent of the 4,547 on-the-job fatalities in the US.
Vermont accounted for 13 percent of the New England on-the-job fatality count. The numbers indicate an increase from the previous year with 13 Vermont workplace fatalities.
Vermont work-related fatality specifics include:
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