At least 31 people died on the job in Hawaii during 2014, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The bureau said that’s the most work-related fatalities in a given year since the federal government started tracking the numbers in 1992.
Hawaii’s deadliest year for workers comes one year after its safest.
In contrast, there were only 11 fatal work injuries in Hawaii during 2013, which accounts for the fewest deaths in a given year during the same time span.
Most of Hawaii’s 2014 work deaths — 14 — were the result of plane, boat and vehicle accidents. Seven were from falls, slips and trips.
Construction was the most dangerous profession, and all but five workplace deaths occurred in private industry.
Nationwide there were an estimated 4,679 work-related fatalities.
Construction was one of the deadliest professions for Hawaii workers in 2014.
Cory Lum/Civil Beat
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