A study was done by Venture Smarter to find the states with the most unsafe workplaces; they looked at data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, which analyzed the number of workplace fatalities reported per 100,000 people.

The findings from this study are pretty shocking.


The Most Unsafe State For Workers

According to the source, Wyoming ranks as the most unsafe state for workers, with a rate of 10.4 fatal injuries per 100,000 incidents. This puts Wyoming at 155% higher than the national average of 4.078 per 100,000 workers.

North Dakota

North Dakota isn't far behind Wyoming, unfortunately. Our state comes in second on the list of states with unsafe working conditions. According to the source, per 100,000 incidents, we end up with 9 fatal injuries. -- This puts us at 120% higher than the national average.

To make matters worse, the study found that deadly accidents are on the rise in North Dakota. They found that incidents have risen 22 percent since last year.

Ranked Third

Montana followed our state with 8 fatal injuries per 100,000 incidents. The state's reported deadly accidents have risen 33 percent since last year.

The Safest State

According to the source, there is one state that ranks higher than all the rest for safety. Rhode Island seems to be doing something right, as they currently hold the title of "Safest" state for workers. The source claims they only have one fatal injury per 100,000 incidents.

Safety Precautions

Why does North Dakota rank so high? How do we work on this issue in North Dakota? How can we prevent not only workplace fatalities but injuries overall? Is the answer better training, more funding, or even better equipment? -- That's hard to say.

Stay safe out there!


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