Killing the Buddha points to this piece that talks about the number of work-related deaths in this country verse combat deaths over the same periods. The numbers are astounding. This is how we mark progress: death on the job, just not so much of it. An average 15 corpses and 10,950 maimed or hurting workers at day’s end; could be worse. It probably is worse, actually. Because of under-reporting, the number of injured workers every year is likely closer to 12 million than the official 4 million.