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Work-Related Deaths Up in 2012 in Texas

Texas had more than 500 work-related fatalities in 2012, an increase of more than 20 percent from the previous year. According to preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor of Statistics, the most dangerous job in …

Wyoming Workplace Deaths Reach 5-Year High in 2012

Workplace fatalities in Wyoming reached the highest number in five years in 2012, slightly surpassing the number of deaths the state has seen in each of the past several years. Last year, 35 people died on the job in Wyoming, …

Dallas-Based Lime Co. Settles Over Mine Manager’s Death

The U.S. Department of Labor says Dallas-based U.S. Lime Co. has agreed to a settlement in the May 2010 death of a maintenance manager at the company’s St. Clair Mine in Marble City, Okla. The department’s Mine Safety and Health …

Work Accidents Kill 43 in West Virginia in 2011

On-the-job incidents killed 43 workers in West Virginia in 2011, the third-lowest total since an annual federal census of workplace fatalities began in 1992, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday. The bureau’s preliminary 2011 total was 54.7 percent …