Hispanics Experiencing Higher Rates of Worksite Injury, Death
The troubling trend was exacerbated by COVID-19, as more than half of essential workers nationwide are Latino.
The worksite fatality rate for Latinos during 2019 was four per 100,000 workers, compared with 3.5 for all workers, the Texas Association of Mexican-American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) reported.
In addition to an elevated rate of deaths, the number of work-related Latino deaths has been steadily increasing during the past few years. In 2017, 903 Latino on-the-job deaths were reported. In 2018, that number hit 961, and during 2019 it reached 1,088, according to TAMACC.
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