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Idaho workplace deaths declined to 30 in 2021

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Bureau of Labor Statistics researchers documented 30 fatal occupational injuries in Idaho in 2021. Though the trend over the decade has been a slight increase in workplace fatalities, the 30 deaths in 2021 represent a decline from 2020 when 32 fatalities occurred.

Key findings

  • Workplace fatalities in Idaho declined slightly in 2021 with 30 recorded deaths, down from 32 the year prior.
  • Transportation remains the largest contributor to workplace fatalities whether measured by occupation, industry, event or location.
  • Idaho recorded no workplace fatalities among women in 2021. 2019 and 2020 each saw three workplace fatalities among women.
  • 85% of all workplace deaths in Idaho in 2021 occurred among white workers.

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Idaho’s 2020 Workplace Fatality Rate Remains Unchanged from 2019

By Phoebe Guan, Research Analyst Senior

In 2020, the overall workplace fatal injury rate in Idaho was 4.1% – a representation of the number of fatal occupational injuries per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. This rate remains unchanged from 2019.

In 2020, there were 32 work-related fatalities recorded across Idaho, four fatalities less than a year ago and the lowest since 2017. Among all injuries, 23 were employees who worked for wage and salary, while fatalities for self-employed increased from 8 to 9 from 2019.

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