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Title: Deadliest jobs in America statistics reveal racial disparities
Source: NY Daily News via Yahoo
URL Source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/deadlies ... atistics-reveal-203900053.html
Published: Dec 25, 2020
Author: Theresa Braine
Post Date: 2020-12-25 17:03:40 by Dakmar
Keywords: None
Views: 200
Comments: 17

More than 5,300 people died on the job in 2019.

In a 12-year high, a worker died every 99 minutes, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported in its annual statement.

This marked a 2% increase of 2018, but a 10.3% leap from 2015 to 2019. But it was the racial disparity contained in this increase that jumped out.

While some jobs and industries were more dangerous than others, a glaring statistical change was in the racial disparities evident in a breakdown of the numbers.

Among white workers the five-year rate increased 1.7%, while Hispanic and Latinx workers saw a 20% leap, Black and African American deaths jumped 28%, and Asian-American fatalities grew by 59%, as the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) pointed out.

“Why are workplace deaths increasing so much faster for Black workers, Latinx workers and Asian American workers?” said Jessica Martinez, co-executive director of National COSH, in a statement. “The answer lies in decades of racism and discrimination, with workers of color routinely being assigned to the dirtiest and most dangerous jobs.”

With more and more workers doing “insecure, precarious jobs,” without union protection, has eroded many workplace protections, she said.

“When our labor standards deteriorate, the most vulnerable workers suffer the most.”

Industrywise, drivers died in the highest numbers, but with 145 deaths per 100,000 people, fishing and hunting industry workers actually had the highest mortality rates, noted CNN.

Demographically, workers over age 55 were 38% of all workplace fatalities, the BLS said in a statement summarizing the findings. That was up from 1992, when just 20% of workplace fatalities were among those aged 55 and over.

Resident military fatalities dropped by 21%, the BLS said.

The BLS has been conducting the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries since 1992, the agency’s website says.


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#1. To: Dakmar (#0)

“The answer lies in decades of racism and discrimination, with workers of color routinely being assigned to the dirtiest and most dangerous jobs.”

Horseshit...

NO ONE IS """ASSIGNED""" A JOB.

Cynicom  posted on  2020-12-25   19:35:24 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Dakmar (#0)

The rate of minority injuries on the job went up because the rate of minority employment went up, I reckon.

"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men." -- Samuel Adams (1722-1803)‡

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ghostdogtxn  posted on  2020-12-25   19:42:33 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: ghostdogtxn (#2)

The rate of minority injuries on the job went up because the rate of minority employment went up, I reckon.

It's about time my hillbilly kin got compensated for dying when their pickem-up trucks overturned during an impromptu peach orchard race.

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2020-12-25   19:57:03 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Cynicom (#1)

Horseshit...

NO ONE IS """ASSIGNED""" A JOB.

Justice:

Social Justice:

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2020-12-25   20:01:06 ET  (2 images) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Dakmar (#4)

WWII...Less than two per pent Americans killed were..BLACK..

Korean war...Less than 4 per cent American dead were BLACK

Vietnam War...Less than 12 per cent killed were BLACK.

Assigned, my ass.

Cynicom  posted on  2020-12-25   20:13:49 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Cynicom (#5) (Edited)

2020: FBI: Blacks Made up 55.9% of Known Murder Offenders in 2019

That means blacks were 8.2 times per capita as likely as a nonblack to be a known murder offender in 2019. (Due to continuing problems with how government agencies collect crime statistics, I’ve given up on figuring out rates for normal categories like non-Hispanic whites. But the big story with murders is blacks, so blacks vs. nonblacks will do.)

In the Black Lives Matter era, murder is becoming a black problem as it slowly fades out for the rest of the populace.

My opinion is that this incredible disparity in murder rates offers us a clue to the question wracking America in 2020: why do the police hassle black men so much?

But nobody else ever mentions that blacks, at 13.4% of the population, make up now well over 50% of murder offenders. (In contrast, blacks wind up between 1/4th and 1/3rd of police killings.) So I guess the answer must be invisible Systemic Racism or something.

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2020-12-25   20:18:33 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Dakmar (#0)

“The answer lies in decades of racism and discrimination, with workers of color routinely being assigned to the dirtiest and most dangerous jobs.”

She should show some evidence of the claim before presuming it.

Here's is a racial reality that could potentially explain this and other racial discrepancies that no one addresses:

Cities have a disproportionately high percentage of black people in them. So if it happens to be that cities are where the most dangerous jobs are, then we would expect blacks to be killed on the job more frequently than whites. And I could easily believe jobs in cities are more dangerous than jobs in rural areas.

So stats like this should be done on a zip code basis. Let's see the racial breakdown of deaths within cities. We could see that the percentages of white & black deaths on the job within cities being more balanced.

This same principle could apply to all kinds of racial measures.

Pinguinite  posted on  2020-12-25   21:19:03 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: Pinguinite (#7)

She should show some evidence of the claim before presuming it.

LOL, No! Chanting and mindless assholery are the way of the future!

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2020-12-25   21:21:28 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: Pinguinite (#7)

And I could easily believe jobs in cities are more dangerous than jobs in rural areas.

Possibly, but not for the reason the "woke" morons suggest. Quite the opposite, in fact. The greatest risk working in an urban environment in 2020 is from the inhabitants.

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2020-12-25   21:27:18 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: Dakmar (#9)

BLS lists the most dangerous job to be...logging...

Farmiong is near the top.

Cynicom  posted on  2020-12-25   21:35:13 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#11. To: Cynicom (#10)

BLS lists the most dangerous job to be...logging...

I recollect that from some years ago, Olde Man.

Merry Christmas to all!

Fred Mertz  posted on  2020-12-25   21:38:08 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#12. To: Dakmar (#0) (Edited)

Well....................

If 22 MILLION WETBACKS, were NOT here.

Taking Money Away from Underemployed AMERICANS..

Perhaps Those SUB 100 IQ fuks!

Would NOT Be Here Attempting to Get On

Social Security Disability!

Ya THINK?

And Joo do you think is helping them get on it?

Ricky  posted on  2020-12-25   21:42:52 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#13. To: Cynicom (#10)

Yeah, but black loggers are like 28 times more likely to get killed on the job according to MSNBC. That is, if they can even get hired... NY Times puts their odds at close to zero.

So if we do the math, one guy dying on the job is like 20% of the entire labor force, out of a pool of qualified applicants of 14 million...

There's a lawsuit in there somewhere.

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2020-12-25   21:43:24 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#14. To: Ricky (#12)

Twenty years ago there were no Mexicans in my neighborhood, now it's like 40% Mexican, and almost all of them are on disability. What are the odds?

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2020-12-25   21:46:53 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#15. To: Dakmar (#0)

this report seems laughably suspect

Must be that "new math" I've heard of.

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.” ~ H. L. Mencken

Lod  posted on  2020-12-25   22:20:36 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#16. To: Lod (#15)

this report seems laughably suspect

It's possible Mexicans have displaced whites in forestry jobs, but otherwise, yeah.

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2020-12-25   22:31:00 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#17. To: Dakmar (#16)

It's not exactly forestry, but 99% of the tree-trimmers that I see around here are Mexican.

“The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.” ~ H. L. Mencken

Lod  posted on  2020-12-25   23:06:30 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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