December 21, 2017 / 12:14 AM / 6 months ago

Workplace fatalities spiked by 7 percent in 2016 - BLS report

Nearly 5,200 workers died from injuries on the job in 2016, a 7 percent increase over the previous year, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report.

The 2016 numbers mark the third consecutive increase in annual workplace deaths and the highest total since 2008, BLS said on Tuesday.

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