May 22, 2018

WorkCompRecap: Desirable Declines!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the North Carolina Department of Labor’s announcement that work-related fatalities in the state have declined, from 45 in 2014 to 41 in 2015. Federal figures, which include traffic accidents and some other exceptions, came in at 128.

The DOL noted that it tracks its own statistics in order to take more timely action in preventing similar deaths. The state’s injury and illness rate for private industry remained at its record low of 2.7 per 100 full-time workers for 2014 (the most recent available), and was below the national average of 3.2. The construction industry continued to be the most hazardous industry in the state, and falls from elevations were the most prevalent types of work-related fatality, followed closely by struck-by incidents.

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