A new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the meat processing industry reached an all-time low number of non-fatal accidents and illnesses at work.
According to the report, which tracks numbers from the previous year, 2017 saw 4.8 cases of occupational injuries per 100 employees amongst meat processors. That is down from 5.3 cases in 2016, a previous record low. Those numbers count only full-time employees.
The number of injuries in meat and poultry facilities has been on a precipitous decline. Incidents have been cut in half over a 12 year period.