In local news:

While the number of work-related fatalities in the U.S. surged from 4,836 in 2015 to 5,190 in 2016, Louisiana’s number of work-related fatalities decreased in 2016, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. The number of work-related fatalities in 2016 in Louisiana was 95, compared to 112 in 2015. The state’s fatal injury rate in 2016 also decreased to 5.0 from 5.8 in 2015, per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers. Both the number and rate have decreased for two consecutive years in Louisiana. The United States fatal injury rate was 3.6 per 100,000 FTE workers in 2016, up from a fatal injury rate of 3.4 in 2015.

Read more via Louisiana Workforce Commission here.

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