The Louisiana Workforce Commission is reporting that the number of work-related fatalities in 2013 in Louisiana declined to 114. That figure is a decline from the revised total of 116 in 2012. Industries reporting the most fatalities in 2013 were: trade, transportation and utilities with 37, construction with 17, natural resources and mining with 15, professional and business services with 14, manufacturing with 11 and government with nine.
Further, non-fatal injuries and illnesses in Louisiana had improved to their lowest level in a decade in 2012, according to a separate Bureau of Labor Statistics study. Louisiana ranked second in the nation in 2012 for rate of non-fatal injuries and illnesses.
Read the full news release from the Louisiana Workforce Commission here.