Report: Fewer People Being Injured in Construction, Transportation Jobs
STATE WIDE--Even though Indiana has a lot of manufacturing jobs, the number of people being injured or getting sick is at its lowest point, said a report from the Bureau of Labor.
The 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Report said about 3.5 injuries happened for every 100 workers in the state. That's the second year in a row that the injury rate has been that low.
"The goal of the our agency and our partner trade groups, labor organizations, and safety programs statewide is for Hoosier employers to commit to protecting Indiana’s working men and women," said Rick Ruble, commissioner of the Indiana Department of Labor.
"The continuation of this historically low rate proves that they are answering that call."
Inside Indiana Business reports Indiana's construction industry saw a small drop in the injury and illness rate in 2017 at 2.6 percent. The rate for the state's transportation and warehouse industry dropped by nearly 11 percent compared to the previous year.
However, Indiana's agricultural industry saw a 25.3 percent increase in injuries in 2017.
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