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: Thousands of people died on the job in 2021. These were the deadliest industries.

'Every worker who died on the job represents another empty seat at a family’s kitchen table,' the AFL-CIO president said. Read More...

More than 5,000 U.S. workers died on the job in 2021, according to new statistics released by the AFL-CIO, the country’s largest labor federation. And the number of fatalities among Black workers was at its highest point in nearly two decades.

In a statement Wednesday after the labor group released its annual “Death on the Job” report, AFL-CIO president Liz Shuler said that “every American should be alarmed and outraged by the tragic data unearthed in this report.”


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