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Wyoming Occupational Fatalities Unchanged from 2015 to 2016

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There were 34 occupational fatalities in Wyoming in 2016, the same number of fatalities that occurred in 2015.

In 2016, 10 deaths occurred in natural resources & mining (or 29.4% of all deaths). Within that category, six deaths were in agriculture (17.6%) and four deaths (11.8%) were in mining (including oil & gas). Trade, transportation, & utilities accounted for 10 deaths (29.4%), with six deaths in transportation & warehousing (17.6%). There were three deaths each in construction (8.8%), professional & business services (8.8%), and government (8.8%).

Approximately two-fifths (41.2%) of workplace fatalities were the result of transportation incidents.
From 2003-2016, transportation incidents made up 56.4% of all workplace deaths. Transportation incidents include highway crashes as well as incidents involving aircraft and other vehicles.


Published December 19, 2017.

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