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Workforce: Watch yourself at work [USA]

Author: T.K. Maloy, UPI, Published on: 14 March 2003

A total of 8,786 work fatalities were reported in 2001 [in USA], including those related to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks...The construction industry, with fatalities at their highest level since the fatality census was first conducted in 1992, continued to report the largest number of fatal work injuries of any industry...Statistics aside, McWane Inc., an Alabama-based sewer and water pipe manufacturer, is often cited among policy makers and media as one of the worst examples of workplace safety. Since 1995, nine McWane employees have died in workplace accidents...Since 1995, over 4,500 McWane employees have suffered workplace injuries.

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