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Construction deaths down for fifth straight year

One in four fall-related deaths involve a height of 10’ or less
September 24, 2012

Although falls continue to be a concern, those just-released Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) figures on 2011 U.S. fatal occupational injuries show that fatal work injuries in the construction industry declined to 721 in 2011 from 774 in 2010 -- a decrease of 7 percent.


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MSHA focuses attention on underground mine ribs

Rib failure fatalities exceed roof fall deaths for 2nd consecutive year
July 3, 2012

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will again focus its annual mine roof control program on efforts to improve mine rib control during the 2012 Preventive Roof Rib Outreach Program, known as PROP. For the second consecutive year, in 2011, fatal rib roll accidents in underground coal mines outnumbered more typical fatal roof fall accidents.


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Number of workplace suicides highest ever

Report also finds workplace homicides down
June 7, 2012

According to recently finalized revisions to the 2010 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) counts,  fatal work injuries in the U.S. in 2010 totaled 4,690 -- up from the preliminary count of 4,547 reported in August 2011.


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MSHA says mechanic's death at mine could have been avoided

Worker crushed by 11,000-lb. equipment
October 24, 2011

A coal mine employee killed while removing a fuel tank/counter weight from a Caterpillar end loader died because proper work procedures were not followed, according to an investigation just concluded by the Mine Safety and Health Admininstration (MSHA).


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2010 U.S. worker fatality rate same as 2009

Mining deaths up 74%, construction down 10%
August 29, 2011

According to figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, work-related fatalities claimed 4,547 lives in 2010, compared with 4,551 fatal work injuries in 2009.


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