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Oklahoma Airport Shooting Likely Case of Workplace Revenge

A man who gunned down a Southwest Airlines employee outside of Oklahoma City’s airport likely did so in retaliation for having lost his own job with the airline last year, police said Wednesday. Lloyd Dean Buie, 45, killed 52-year-old Michael …

Reducing Deaths Inside Walk-in Freezers

Trapped in a walk-in hotel freezer with subzero temperatures, Carolyn Robinson Mangham knocked so desperately on the door that the skin on her knuckles had worn away, her husband said in a lawsuit. When the door finally opened 13 hours …

Vehicle Wrecks Top Cause of Higher Wyoming Workplace Fatality Rate

A bear mauling death in Fremont County is among 37 workplace fatalities counted in Wyoming last year, according to a state report. The Wyoming Workforce Services report says the number of workplace deaths in 2014 was a sharp increase from …

Michigan Workplace Fatality Rate Declines

Michigan’s rate of job-related deaths has decreased in recent years even as more people enter the workforce following the economic recession. The Detroit News reports federal data show Michigan’s rate of workplace fatalities declined from 3.6 per 100,000 workers in …

Louisiana Reports 144 Workplace Fatalities

A new federal report says 144 people died in work-related accidents in Louisiana in 2013. The Advocate reports the data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries shows the total was down two …

Texas Reports Decrease in Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2013

In 2013, there were 493 fatal occupational injuries in Texas, an 8 percent decrease from 536 in 2012, the Texas Department of Insurance reported. The figures are based on preliminary data released release by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau …

North Dakota Worker Death Rate Nation’s Highest

The nation’s largest labor federation says North Dakota continues to have the highest worker death rate in the U.S., with 17.7 fatalities per 100,000 employees in 2012. The data comes from an AFL-CIO report slated to be released next week. …

Richmond Reports Workplace Deaths Up in 2012

Federal figures show workplace fatalities increased in the Richmond, Va., metropolitan statistical area in 2012. During the same period, work-related fatal injuries declined in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News metropolitan statistical area, or MSA. Preliminary figures released Tuesday by the U.S. …

Wisconsin Workplace Fatalities Rise 28 percent

The number of Wisconsin workers killed on the job increased 28 percent last year, in part because of an increase in workplace shootings, according to federal statistics released Wednesday. A report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed 114 fatal …

Investigation Reopened in 49ers Stadium Fatality

California labor officials have reopened an investigation into a deadly construction accident at the 49ers Levi’s Stadium, the first of two workplace fatalities on the site this year. The California Department of Occupational Safety and Health said Wednesday that it …