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Latino Worker Deaths

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If your loved one diedas a result of a work injury or work illness, let me fight for you. I am workers compensation death benefits attorney Renée Yvonne Gardner - (408) 214-5555. I know you are devastated by this loss. I am able to handle death benefits cases for anyone in California who has been devastated by this incalculable loss.


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Did you know Latinos have a higher risk of dying on the job than other workers?

A 2019 AFL-CIO report revealed that Latinos have a higher rate of dying on the job than other workers. It says: “Fatalities among all foreign-born or immigrant workers continue to be a serious problem.” This report reveals how Latino workers are still very vulnerable having their lives cut short due to workplace injuries. And the numbers back up this disturbing statement.

Latinos Make Up The Majority Of Immigrants Killed On The Job In California

Did you know in 2017, Latinos were at least 68% of all California workers killed on the job?

Why Are Latinos So Vulnerable To Dying On The Job?

The report explains that Latinos are especially vulnerable for these reasons:

  • Latinos work in dangerous jobs
  • Latinos work in jobs with insufficient safeguards and safety equipment.

On top of dangerous work conditions, immigrants fear, and face, employer exploitation. Latinos are afraid to express concern to the boss about the job having insufficient safeguards and lacking the proper safety equipment. When it comes to workplace safety, there are some employers who cut corners and cross their fingers, hoping that nothing bad will happen. When something goes wrong on the job, a hard-working Latino can end up dead.

Which State Tops The List Of Dangerous Workplaces For Latinos?

Texas tops the 2017 list, with the most Latino workers dying from work-related injuries. In 2017, California came in second for worker deaths - accounting for 46% of all United States worker deaths.

Which Latinos Comprise Most Deaths?

In 2018, these countries of origin topped the list of Latinos whose jobs ended up killing them:

  • 8 out of every 20 killed workers were Mexico-born.
  • A little more than 1 out of 20 killed workers were El Salvador born
  • A little less than 1 out of 20 killed workers were Guatemala born.

What Causes Latinos To Die On The Job?

The report explains that the top two events or exposure responsible for Latino deaths from work injuries are:

  1. Transportation incidents
  2. Falls, slips and trips

What Are The Top Jobs Where Latinos Die?

Here are the three top job types that cause Latinos to die:

1. The Number One Job Where Latinos Die Is The Construction Trades

Latinos die after a fall on the job, like falling to a lower level during scaffolding staging - and carpenters top the list. In 2017, there was an increase in the number of Latinos who fell off scaffolding, tumbling onto a lower level.


Temporary labor - day workers - are also prone to die on the job. This is because they are prone to get exploited by day employers, who sometimes:

  • keep no records
  • don't give their true name phone number to the day worker
  • pay the day worker in cash
  • pay the day worker by personal check
  • have no workers compensation insurance in place.

2. The Number Two Job That Kills Latinos Is Transportation and Warehousing

67% of these deaths were in long-distance trucking (heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers), up from the prior measured period.

3. The Number Three Job That Causes Latino Deaths Is Support And Waste Management And Remediation

This category includes jobs like gardeners, grounds keepers, and landscapers. Almost 64% of these deaths were landscaping workers - often killed by trees that fall on top of them.

4. The Number Four Job That Takes Latino Lives Is Agricultural Work

Agricultural workers are the fourth biggest group to get killed on the job. Examples are Latinos who work on the farm to plant and harvest the food we eat every day.


If your loved one was killed as the result of a work injury or illness caused by their job, you are not alone.

I am here for you. I am Renée Yvonne Gardner, a workers compensation death benefits attorney who speaks Spanish. Please contact me so we can talk about your case and how I can fight for you and your family.

If your loved one was killed as a result of a work injury, or work illness, please contact me. When a worker's death is caused by their job, special benefits are available. People who can get benefits are adults, minors and even babies in the womb, if they depended on the deceased worker for financial support.

The specific benefits available are based on the claimant's relation to the deceased worker, and how much the deceased worker financially supported the claimant before the date of injury, and other factors. In the name of your loved one who passed away, and your family, I will fight for what is right. Please contact me at (408) 214-5555 or here:

Source: Death on the Job 29th Edition • October 2020. National and State-by-state Profile of Worker Safety and Health in the United States. Toll of Neglect. AFL-CIO
Credit: last photo - El Mahdi Rezkellah October 3, 2020

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