Wisconsin Workplace Deaths Decline

October 8, 2014

New data shows the number of workplace deaths is declining in Wisconsin.

Ninety-six people died in work-related incidents in 2013 – down from 114 deaths the year before.

A sharp drop in violent occupational deaths is highlighted in the data gathered by the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene. There were 27 violent, work-related deaths in 2012, including 16 homicides. Last year, that number dropped to 11.

The Journal Sentinel reports the greatest number of occupational facilities occurred in transportation last year. Twenty-three other deaths were attributed to falling, slipping or tripping.

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