In national news:

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released revised fatality data revealing that 4,585 workers died on the job in 2013. This is an increase from the original preliminary count of 4,405 reported in September 2014. The numbers showed that farming, fishing, forestry and hunting occupations remain the most lethal per capita, with 500 employees killed in 2013 – a rate of 23.2 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. Overall, the most workers were killed in the transportation and warehousing industry, which saw 733 fatalities in 2013, for a rate of 14.0 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. Transportation accidents were the leading cause of death, followed by “falls, slips and trips” and “contact with objects and equipment.” Female workers were much less likely than their male counterparts to die on the job and older workers were significantly more likely to suffer a fatal accident.

Read more from Business Insurance here. Access a complete overview of the data from BLS here.

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