The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report recently that listed the number of work-related deaths from 2003 to 2010.
It is well known that more workers are killed on our nation’s highways than anywhere else.
This report further showed that:
More people 65 years and older were killed than anyone else — at a rate of about three times more than those 18-54.
American Indian/Alaska Native workers aged 65 and older was more than four times, non-Hispanic workers more than three times, and Hispanic workers were twice as likely to die on highways than those younger.
Workers in the transportation and warehousing industry had the highest rates of occupational transportation fatalities. For workers aged 18-54, the fatality rate was 6.5. For workers aged 55-64, the fatality rate was 10.6. And for workers aged 65 and older, the fatality rate was a whopping 21.2.
Furthermore, semi-tractor trailer trucks were the vehicle type with the highest rate of occupational transportation fatalities among workers aged 18-54 (31%) and 55-64 (37%).
Workers aged 65 and older were then more likely to be killed in automobiles (23%), then semi-tractor trailer trucks (22%), pickup trucks (15%) and off-road and industrial vehicles (9%).
The legal professionals at The Law Offices of William K. Berenson, P.C. aggressively fight for our clients who haave suffered catastrophic injuries from being crashed into by 18 wheelers. We fight for the compensation you deserve. Please contact us if you have unfortunately been in a wreck with a large commercial vehicle.