In national news:

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics released preliminary data on workplace fatalities from 2013 to 2014. BLS found a total of 4,679 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2014, an increase of 2 percent over the revised count of 4,585 fatal work injuries in 2013. Results are derived from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). The preliminary rate of fatal work injury for U.S. workers in 2014 was 3.3 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers; the revised rate for 2013 was also 3.3. Revised 2014 data from CFOI will be released in the late Spring of 2016. Over the last 5 years, net increases to the preliminary count have averaged 173 cases, ranging from a low of 84 in 2011 (up 2 percent) to a high of 245 in 2012 (up 6 percent).

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