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“Working with construction contractors very closely, especially though COVID, we found out a lot about safety, or lack of safety, in the workplace,” said Terri Reed, director of the Minority Business Development Agency operated by the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. (Credit: diego cervo/stock.adobe.com) “Working with construction contractors very closely, especially though COVID, we found out a lot about safety, or lack of safety, in the workplace,” said Terri Reed, director of the Minority Business Development Agency operated by the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. (Credit: diego cervo/stock.adobe.com)

The worksite fatality rate for Latinos during 2019 was four per 100,000 workers, compared with 3.5 for all workers, the Texas Association of Mexican-American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) reported.

In addition to an elevated rate of deaths, the number of work-related Latino deaths has been steadily increasing during the past few years. In 2017, 903 Latino on-the-job deaths were reported. In 2018, that number hit 961, and during 2019 it reached 1,088, according to TAMACC.

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