According to the report of Bureau of Labor Statistics(BLS), the worker fatalities decline. In response to this report, Elaine L Chao, US Secretary of Labor issued the following statement.
"This is continued evidence that the initiatives and programs to protect workers' safety and health, designed by and implemented in this administration, are indeed working. In addition to a decline in the overall number of fatalities, the rate for 2007 declined to 3.7 fatalities per 100,000 workers. This is the lowest fatality rate in recorded OSHA history."
The BLS report showed that the number of worker fatalities has declined six percent since 2006. Final data will not be released until April 2009, but the preliminary figure that has already been stated is 5,488 fatal injuries for 2007 compared with 5,840 for 2006. Through this comparision, it is obvious that the worker fatalities will continue decline.