Workplace Deaths Drop 25 Percent in Missouri

6 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, September 29 2011 Sep 29, 2011 Thursday, September 29, 2011 6:35:00 PM CDT September 29, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Fewer people are dying on the job in Missouri. The Department of Labor announced Thursday that there were 107 fatal work injuries in 2010 in Missouri, down 25 percent from 2009.

Sixty of the victims died after being struck by vehicles. And all but seven of the victims were men.

Department director Larry Rebman says his staff has been working to promote safety programs. He says the drop in fatalities shows that workplaces are embracing safety and doing more to protect
workers.

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