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Work-related Accidents Down Nationwide

The number of deadly workplace accidents per 100,000 workers in the U.S. fell from 5.3 in 1994 to 3.3 in 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

April 30, 2012

The number of deadly workplace accidents per 100,000 workers in the U.S. fell from 5.3 in 1994 to 3.3 in 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

In Ohio, and five nearby states, fatal work-related disasters slipped from 130 in 2007 to 115 in 2011, said Bill Wilkerson, director of OSHA's office in Cincinnati. An article in the Middletown Journal (Ohio) attributes the decline to increased collaboration between employers and OSHA.

Source: AGC

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