The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is staffed with the responsibility of keeping workers safe at their place of employment. Along with state partners, the agency takes great pride in protecting the well being of more than 130 million workers. Even so, no agency is able to prevent every workplace accident.
According to OSHA, nearly 5,000 people were killed on the job last year. This works out to approximately 13 deaths every day of the week.