Feds: Workplace violence caused nearly 17 percent of all fatal U.S. work injuries in 2011

According to preliminary statistics recently released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 17 percent of all workplace fatalities in 2011 were the result of workplace violence.

The 2011 Census of Fatal Occupation Injuries (CFOI) found that there were 4,609 fatal working injuries in the U.S. in 2011, of which 780 were attributed to a result of “violence and other injuries by persons or animals.” Of the 780 fatal work injuries that were the cause of violence, 458 were homicides and 242 were suicides.


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