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The Number 1 Cause of Work Related Deaths Is …

5 May

(Thanks to Jon Wonder of the Insurance Company of the West who wrote this article May 1, 2012)

Motor vehicle crashes are among the top three causes of death throughout a person’s lifetime and are, in fact, the number one cause of death in the United States for 3 to 34-year-olds. They also are the number one cause of work-related deaths. An average of 115 people die each day, one every 13 minutes from vehicle crashes.

Each year since 1994, between 39,000 and 46,000 people have been killed in motor vehicle crashes. In over 31% of accident cases, speeding was the cause of the crash. The factors most often noted in multiple-vehicle crashes were driving too fast for conditions, exceeding the speed limit, and following too closely. In addition to the thousands of fatalities, many more people suffer serious life-changing injuries in motor vehicle crashes. More than 2.2 million injuries resulted from vehicle crashes in 2008 alone.

These statistics stress the importance or reminding your drivers to remain alert and aware when they are behind the wheel. This month, we will continue to provide information regarding distracted driving and we encourage you to share this information with your employees.

For additional information on the dangers of distracted driving please visit the following websites: