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Georgia Fatal Work Injuries Decreasing

According to an article in the Atlanta Business Chronical on bizjournals.com, fatal Georgia work injuries decreased by 25% in 2010. Nationally, the numbers pretty much remained the same.

The data which was published by the US Census Bureau showed 82 fatal Georgia work-related injuries in 2010, a decrease from 110 in 2009. The 82 Georgia fatal injuries included:

  • 18 transportation-related incidents
  • 23 assults or violent acts
  • 16 related to contact with objects or equipment
  • 15 falls
  • 6 exposures to dangerous substances and/or environments
  • 4 related to fires and/or explosions

On whole, there were 4,547 work-related injuries in the US in 2010 compared to 4,551 in 2009.

Ty Wilson is Georgia workers’ compensation lawyer. His career is dedicated to educating those who have been injured and their families. Call his office at 1-888-689-5224 for free books and reports.

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