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CONTACT 13: 44 on the job fatalities in Nevada in 2015

Posted at 6:00 PM, Apr 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-18 21:55:13-04

Most of us work very hard for the money to support our families, but for some, making a living can be deadly.  

The latest data released by the federal government shows in 2015, nearly 5,000 people died in work-related accidents in the United States.

We looked to see how many Nevadans paid the ultimate price for a paycheck and what kind of work they're doing.  

Scaffolding crashing down on a construction worker. A near-death freak accident for a crane operator. Workers in Nevada put their lives on the line every day.  

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 44 Nevada workers died on the job in 2015. That's a slight increase from 40 the year before. 

The construction industry had the worst track record with nine fatal accidents. 

Nearly half of the work-related fatalities were classified as transportation incidents followed by falls. 

95 percent of the workers who died were men.  

Click here for the full report from BLS.