Washington state is a surprisingly safe place to work when it comes to on-the-job fatalities, according to Business.org.
Using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the business research firm looked at the number of fatal workplace injuries per 100,000 residents aged 18 and older. Combining workplace fatality rates in 2016 and 2017 with the percentage they changed over those two years, the firm scored the results.
While Washington’s total number of job-related deaths in 2016 and 2017 fall at the higher end of the scale compared to other states, when the population is considered, the Evergreen state ranks as the No. 9 safest in the country.
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