Thursday, April 27, 2006

Oops. A Few Extra Deaths In '04

Just in time for Workers Memorial Day...

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported its revised 2004 fatality data yesterday. The revised data show 61 deaths more than previously reported, bringing the death toll in 2004 to 5,764.

Many of these deaths (19) were Hispanic workers, pushing the number of fatalities among Hispanic workers in 2004 to 902 - the highest number of fatalities ever reported for this group in the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries survey.

More here on the AFL-CIO blog.