MT – Decrease in 2020 Occupational Fatalities

In late December, the Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) announced the number of workplace deaths in Montana decreased in 2020. Montana experienced 29 fatal work-related injuries in 2020, according to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program released today by Montana Department of Labor & Industry’s Employment Relations Division. There were 38 workplace fatalities in Montana in 2019.

The fatality census, conducted throughout the nation, is part of a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics safety and health statistics program that provides a complete count of fatal work injuries in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. These fatality statistics are used to fulfill a commitment to increasing safety in the workplace.

All 29 of Montana’s fatalities were Private Industry workers.

Transportation incidents were the leading cause, or event of fatal occupational injuries to Montana workers during 2020, more than half of the 29 fatalities.