Out of the 100 most dangerous metropolitan areas for workplace-related deaths, a whopping ten are in the state of Texas, including the most dangerous. Midland, Texas, is the most dangerous metropolitan area to work in in the United States, averaging 7.67 workplace deaths per year between 2016 and 2018 for every 100,000 residents.
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Workplace Death Statistics in Texas
Reviewing workplace deaths by state, other Texas metropolitan areas that stand out as being dangerous for workers include:
- #11: Amarillo
- #12: Odessa
- #43: Tyler
- #44: Abilene
- #46: Victoria
- #51: Killeen-Temple
- #56: Beaumont-Port Arthur
- #78: Lubbock
- #84: Sherman-Denison
With Texas being one of the southernmost states, it was interesting to see that the #2 and #3 most dangerous metropolitan areas in the United States were both in states bordering Canada. Missoula, Montana, is #2 on the list, with 5.02 workplace fatalities per 100,000 residents. Third on the list is the Grand Forks region that stretches over the border of North Dakota and Minnesota.
However, Midland has nearly twice as many residents as Missoula and more than twice as many as Grand Forks, so it also has more workplace deaths per year total.
Fatal Workplace Accidents in Georgia
Georgia follows Texas on the list of workplace deaths by state, with six appearances on the list of 100 metro areas. The most dangerous places for workers in Georgia include:
- #4: Macon
- #20: Dalton
- #26: Savannah
- #76: Gainesville
- #88: Columbus
- #92: Warner Robins
The Area With the Most Workplace Deaths per Year
The greatest number of total workplace fatalities was in the New York City-Newark-Jersey City metro area, with roughly 215 of its 19,216,182 residents killed in fatal workplace accidents every year. The percentage, however, does not even place the area in the 100 most dangerous for workplace-related deaths. In fact, none of the 25 most-populous metropolitan areas rank among the 100 most dangerous.
Metropolitan Areas With No Workplace-Related Deaths
Only four metropolitan areas in the entire United States reported zero workplace fatalities between 2016 and 2018:
- The Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown area of New York
- The Auburn-Opelika area of Alabama
- Twin Falls, Idaho
- Enid, Oklahoma