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To Die For

Is your business hazardous to your health?

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This story appears in the January 1996 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Unless you're of the excessively morbid variety, dying is probably not high on your to-do list. However, recent statistics show that the self-employed are twice as likely as employees to die on the job.

According to a recent survey by the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, approximately 10 out of every 100,000 entrepreneurs were killed on the job in 1993, compared with five of every 100,000 employees.

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