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May 25, 2009 1:19 PM
Hispanic Workers Have High Death Rates

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has again reported higher death dates for Hispanic workers in the United States. Hispanic workers are one of the fastest growing segments in the US workforce and their death rate has been reported as consistently high.

Work-related injury deaths among Hispanic workers during 1992-2006 totaled 11,202 which equates to 13% of the entire US work-related deaths during that timeframe. Of that number 67% of the Hispanics who lost their lives during the years 2003-2006 were foreign born which is an increase of 52% from 1992.

While the highest number of deaths of Hispanic workers were reported 2003-2006 in California (773 deaths), the highest rates were in South Carolina (22.8 per 100,000 Hispanic workers.)

Further Reading:
Work-Related Injury Deaths Among Hispanics --- United States, 1992--2006
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5722a1.htm?s_cid=mm5722a1_x

Table
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5722a1.htm?s_cid=mm5722a1_x#fig1
 

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