Every work hour of every day nine people are hurt on the job in Montana.* Many of these injuries are severe or life changing. And more than 50 of them result in death annually. Moreover, these workplace injuries occur in every industry and in every corner of our state.
The map above shows the degree to which Montanans are hurt on the job. We’ve also featured a few case studies with the permission of workers. These case studies shed light on the extraordinary personal and financial cost of work injuries in our state. To view one, select the highlighted brackets.
*Formula: 2008 statistics from our facts your future. 423,800 workers, injured at a rate of 6.4 per
100. Took 423,800 / 100 x 6.4 / 365 / 8 = 9 injuries per work hour.