4.6 million workers hurt on the job annually, 5,000 killed

 It happens roughly every seven seconds in the United States – someone is hurt on the job. In a year’s time, America’s working men and women will suffer 4.6 million injuries while at work, according to the National Safety Council. More than 5,000 will die.
 Some of these injuries are not the fault of an employer: a clumsy act produces a bruise or a cut, overexertion leads to a bad back. Yet many serious injuries and deaths can be traced to a lack of training, poor supervision or an absence of safety procedures or devices in the workplace.