DEATHS AND INJURIES DUE TO INDUSTRIAL FIRES

DEATHS AND INJURIES DUE TO 

INDUSTRIAL FIRES 




A variety of agencies keep statistics on the fire experience in the United States. These agencies comprise the NFPA, the National Security Council and the BLS. The NFPA, for example, found that an average of 16,900 reported structure fires causes 18 civilian deaths, 556 civilian injuries, and $789.6 million in direct property damage per year. 
Fire injuries | Fire and burn injuries | Fire related death | Fire deaths per year

Fire injuries | Fire and burn injuries | Fire related death | Fire deaths per year

One-fifth of these structure fires occurs in facilities manufacturing metal or metal products. The average number of structural fires, casualties, and direct property damage per year from 1994 through 1998 in industrial and manufacturing properties is very high. The BLS keeps data on occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in the United States involving fires. Data from the BLS identified the following occupational injuries and fatalities due to fires and explosions in the U.S. workplace. 

Fire injuries | Fire and burn injuries | Fire related death | Fire deaths per year

Fire injuries | Fire and burn injuries | Fire related death | Fire deaths per year

In 2001, fires and explosions accounted for about 3,711 occupational injuries with most occurring in the construction industry. Trend data from 1992 to 2000 involving fires and explosions indicated that fires and explosions account for about 3 percent of all nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work. Fires and explosions accounted for roughly 1,760 deaths in the workplace between 1992 and 2000. Between 1994 and 1998, structural fires in manufacturing and industrial properties averaged around 16,900 fires per year and $789.6 million in property losses, with the highest percentage of fires starting in the process or manufacturing areas of the facilities. The National Safety Council estimates that from 1992 to 2000, the manufacturing industry accounted for the greatest number of fire- and explosion-related deaths, with 409.

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