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U.S. Department of Labor Releases Preliminary National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Report for 2011

Posted in , , on Fri, Sep 21, 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor’s  Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries preliminary  report (http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cfoi.nr0.htm) released September 20, 2012, showed 4,609 people died from on-the-job injuries in the U.S. in 2011, 13 people a day. The report showed a slight drop in fatalities from 2010, where 4,690 died from on-the-job injuries. The number one cause of on-the-job fatal injuries was transportation followed by workplace violence/homicides/suicides; being struck by an object or equipment; and, falls. For more information please go to www.bls.gov.



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