However, the fatality rate went down to 3.38 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. The 2014 rate was 3.43.
Outgoing Labor Secretary Thomas Perez in December said, “These numbers underscore the urgent need for employers to provide a safe workplace for their employees as the law requires. We have a moral responsibility to make sure that workers who showed up to work today are still alive to punch the clock tomorrow. The fact is, we know how to prevent these deaths.”