Trucker Deaths Highest Since 2008

Trucker Deaths Highest Since 2008

A news release from the U.S. Department of Labor reported that 2014 was the worst year since 2008 for trucker’s work-related fatalities.

A total of around 725 heavy vehicle or tractor-trailer drivers died as a result of work-related injuries, with for-hire truck drivers accounting for 477 of the deaths.

Transportation was the most deadly industry last year with 28% of all work-related deaths occurring in transportation. The study also noted that across ALL industries, transportation incidents accounted for 40% of all work deaths.

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