Wyoming ranks third in the nation in workplace deaths

    Wyoming again saw more workplace deaths than the national average in 2017. 20 people died on the job last year, which was down from 27 deaths in 2016.

    According to the Wyoming Department of Workplaces Services, the state had a fatality rate of 7.7 workers per 100,000 full-time employees.

    That’s more than twice the national rate and the third highest rate, behind only Alaska and North Dakota.


    According to a Wyoming Tribune Eagle report, motor vehicle crashes have been a major contributor to work deaths.

    The state’s extreme weather or terrain have been responsible in many cases, as have high-risk jobs in fields like manufacturing, oil and gas, transportation, and agriculture.


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