Press Release

Work-related deaths in Colorado increase slightly; transportation incidents leading cause

Work-related deaths in Colorado increased slightly between 2015 and 2016, according to data released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. In 2016, there were a total of 81 fatal work injuries recorded, an 8 percent increase from the 75 reported in 2015. The fatal injury rate also increased to 3 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers from 2.9 in 2015.