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8. Driver/ sales workers and truck drivers

Number of fatal work injuries: 759

Fatal work injury rate (per 100,000 workers): 24


There was a six percent jump in work-related fatal injuries in this subcategory of driver/sales workers and truck drivers from 2010. The larger story is that this is part of transportation and material moving showed the highest level of fatalities since 2008 – a total of about a quarter of all occupational fatalities.

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