OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Washington state officials say COVID-19 was responsible for about one quarter of the 106 work-related deaths reported in Washington in 2021.
The Seattle Times reports the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries reported the numbers this week.
The numbers show coronavirus was the leading cause of work-related deaths in the state for the second year in a row.
In 2021, 26 people died after contracting the coronavirus while in a workplace, while 24 people died in 2020.
The number of total workplace deaths declined in 2021 from 119 deaths in 2020.