Deadliest jobs in America statistics reveal racial disparities

More than 5,300 people died on the job in 2019. In a 12-year high, a worker died every 99 minutes, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported in its annual statement. This marked a 2% increase of 2018, but a 10.3% leap from 2015 to 2019. But it was the racial disparity contained in this increase that jumped out. While some jobs and industries were more dangerous than others, a glaring statistical change was in the racial disparities evident in a breakdown of the numbers. Among white workers the five-year rate increased 1.7%, while Hispanic and Latinx workers saw a 20% leap, Black and Africa…

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