April 27, 2000 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)
Taxicabs have by far the greatest work-related homicide risk
The taxicabs industry has the highest homicide rate of any industry, almost 36 homicides per 100,000 employed. This group comprises 0.1 percent of employed workers in the United States but accounts for almost 7 percent of work-related homicides.
Food stores such as grocery stores and bakeries incurred a rate of 3.1 homicides per 100,000. Eating and drinking places followed with 1.0 per 100,000.
Data on workplace fatalities are from the BLS Safety and Health Statistics program. To learn more about work-related fatalities, see "Work-related Homicides: The Facts" (PDF 76K), by Eric Sygnatur and Guy A. Toscano, Compensation and Working Conditions, Spring 2000.
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