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Statistics indicate the decline of workplace injuries
08.23.2010U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis issued a statement last week on the decline of lethal occupational injuries since 2009.
Preliminary results from the National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics have revealed that last year, a total of 4,340 workers died from work-related injuries, compared to 5,214 in 2008.
"While a decrease in the number of fatal work injuries is encouraging, we cannot relent from our continued strong enforcement of workplace safety laws," said Solis. "The Department of Labor will remain vigilant to ensure America's workers are kept safe while they earn a paycheck."
The field of occupational medicine has expanded in recent years to accommodate the illnesses and injuries that workers experience. The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries suggests that economic factors may have played a major role in the decrease of workplace incidents.
Industries that have historically experienced a higher rate of injury - such as the field of construction - experienced significantly large declines in employment and hours worked.
Business News Daily reports that last year, the rate of fatal work injuries for Americans was 3.3 per 100,000 full-time employees. This number decreased from a rate of 3.7 per 100,000 workers in the year 2008.
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