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How many workplace traffic deaths occur every year?

Many things can go wrong in the workplace, but people who are employed in certain fields face a particularly dangerous environment on a daily basis. For example, those who have a job which involves a lot of driving may run the risk of being involved in an accident, even if they are an extremely cautious driver. Likewise, there are a number of ways in which things can go wrong on the road and people may find themselves in a traffic crash for a number of reasons. Whether they are hit by someone who is under the influence or they collide with another vehicle because of poor road conditions, jobs involving driving can be very dangerous. Sadly, many workers have passed away in these wrecks.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 25,000 workers lost their lives in job-related traffic crashes between 2003 and 2016. The CDC points out that even workers whose jobs do not revolve around driving face the risk of an accident on the road, even if they do not drive on a regular basis. Moreover, some workers pass away due to pedestrian accidents.

Following a fatal workplace traffic crash, the families of those who have lost their lives may struggle to recover. Not only can the emotional toll be unbearable, but the financial hardships they face may be extremely overwhelming. As a result, it is critical for workers who spend a lot of time on the road (as well as those who drive on an infrequent basis) to be aware of the risks they face.

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