Fatal work-related falls to a lower level increased 26 percent from 2011 to 2016, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers. There were 553 fatal falls to lower level in 2011 and 697 in 2016. The number of fatal falls to a lower level increased each year in this period except for 2015. Over the 6-year period, there were 3,723 fatal falls to a lower level.
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