Maryland Work-Related Fatalities Update

No one expects their loved one to leave for work one day and never come back, or to suffer injuries or illness on the job that lead to an early death. But sadly, this is the case for some 80 workers a year in Maryland who die due to work-related injuries.

As experienced Maryland Workers Compensation attorneys, we’re well aware of the risks inherent in certain occupations, including those in the construction and transportation industries. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics breaks down its most recent data on fatal occupational injuries for Maryland as follows:

Total fatal occupational injuries in Maryland in 2022: 80

These include the following types of exposure or event:

  • Violence and other injuries by persons or animals (22)
  • Transportation incidents (23)
  • Falls, slips and trips (10)
  • Exposure to harmful substances or environments (9)
  • Contact with objects or equipment (7)

Men accounted for 72 work-related fatalities, while 8 women lost their lives as part of doing their jobs in Maryland. Most Marylanders who suffered fatal work-related injuries were in their prime working years, with fatalities primarily occurring among workers 25 to 65 years of age.

Types of industries where these fatal Maryland work-related incidents occurred included…

  • Protective service occupations (11). This category includes correctional officers, security guards, police and detectives, and fire inspectors and firefighters.
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair (8). This category covers a broad range of industries and occupations, including aircraft and avionics, automotive, electrical, heating and refrigeration (HVAC), medical equipment repair, and telecommunications.
  • Transportation and material moving occupations (26). This category includes tractor-trailer truck drivers transporting goods from one location to another. Fatalities due to large truck accidents increased nationally in 2021 (see link to related article, below).

If you or a loved one has been injured on the job or someone died due to work-related illness or injury in Maryland, please contact our compassionate Maryland Work Injury attorneys at (800) 722-6616. We have decades of experience dealing with the Maryland Workers Compensation system and assisting clients with their work-related injury claims and cases. Let us relieve you of the burden of navigating the complexities of insurance claims and courts. We’re here to help.

Whatever your job is in Maryland … be safe out there.


Fatal occupational injuries in Maryland  collected online May 7, 2024

Related Maryland Workers Compensation lawyer article:
Maryland Highway Safety: Large Truck Fatalities Increased Nationally in 2021 (June 2023)

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