The number of workplace deaths in metropolitan Baltimore increased by three last year to 38, with more than a third accounted for by homicides, the U.S. Labor Department said yesterday.
All but three of the 14 homicides happened in Baltimore City; the 11 homicides were among 16 total work-related deaths in the city, the report said. All but one of the work-related homicides in ,, the metro area were shootings. Overall there were 325 homicides in Baltimore City last year.
Almost half of the metro-Baltimore work deaths last year occurred in the retail trade and construction sectors, the government said.
Next to homicides, which made up 37 percent of the metro Baltimore deaths, auto accidents and other transportation-related incidents accounted for the most fatalities, at 29 percent.