Injury & Fatality Data

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Dec 01, 2016
Preventing Injuries and Fatalities Among Landscape Service Workers in Washington State (PDF)

http://www.lni.wa.gov/safety/research/face/files/preventlandscapeinjuries.pdf

This summary of landscaping-related incidents was produced by Washington State Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE).

Source: LNI-SHARP

Oct 01, 2008
NIOSH Fact Sheet: Fatal Injuries among Landscape Services Workers (September 2008)

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2008-144/default.html

An average of 197 landscape services workers died from on-the-job injuries each year between 2003 and 2006. The fatality rate for the landscape services industry, about 25 deaths per 100,000 workers, is similar to that for more recognized high-risk industries such as agriculture and mining. Although landscape services workers make up 0.8% of the U.S. workforce, they experienced 3.5% of the total occupational fatalities.

Source: NIOSH