May 19, 2015 12:32 PM
New DHHS reports says 160 NH workers died on the job between 2000, 2012
CONCORD - Since 2000, there have been 160 work-related fatalities and more than 170,000 work-related emergency hospital visits, a new report says.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Services released a new report on occupational injury and illness in New Hampshire.
The data was collected from 2000 until 2013.
The report highlights work-related hospitalizations, burns, respiratory illness, cancer, and amputations.
More than 53,000 New Hampshire workers are currently employed in high-mortality-risk occupations, and more than 79,000 workers are employed in high-mortality-risk industries.
“Work-related injuries and illnesses can be prevented with appropriate and targeted interventions,” said Marcella Bobinsky, acting Director of Public Health at DHHS. “We must be proactive as industries and jobs change in our State and vigilant in collecting accurate, timely, and meaningful data to better inform our intervention efforts.”
The trends showed a decrease in work-related injuries since a 2009 report was released.