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Study Documents Decline In U.S. Workplace Deaths

Law360 (August 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The fatal work injury rate in the United States dropped to a record low in 2006, although there were fatality increases in such fields as mining, construction and manufacturing, according to preliminary data put out by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Overall, the BLS counted 5,703 people who died on the job in 2006, down from 5,734 in 2005. At the same time, the rate of fatal work injuries decreased from 4.0 per 100,000 workers to 3.9 per 100,000 workers, the lowest it's been since the...
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