Workers in the transportation and material moving industries accounted for the most workplace fatalities in 2016.

Truck drivers and other transportation and material moving occupations accounted for more than a quarter of all work-related fatalities in the U.S. in 2016, according to the latest data from the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

According to BLS figures, 786 truck drivers were killed on the job in 2016. That’s 78 percent of the 1,012 motor vehicle operator fatalities reported for that year.

In sum, there were 1,388 fatal injuries in transportation and material moving occupations in 2016, a 7 percent

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