Death still follows some Mass. laborers to work
Once a week, on average, a Massachusetts worker dies on the job. Death comes from falls and vehicle crashes and even homicides. In 2010, the 54 employees who died at work ranged in age from 18 to 77. Commercial fishing remains the most dangerous occupation in the state, according to a report from the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health. From 2000 to 2010, 51 fishermen died on the job. Construction accounts for the second-highest fatality rate.