Indiana workplace deaths up 3 percent last year
Indiana Department of Labor releases report
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The number of people dying on the job in Indiana rose to 122 last year from 118 the year before, according to a new report.
The Indiana Department of Labor released preliminary data on workplace deaths for 2011 on Monday, the Times of Munster and WIBC-FM in Indianapolis reported.
The report showed the riskiest jobs in Indiana are related to driving, including commercial vehicles, automobiles, forklifts and construction equipment. Last year, half of all fatalities were transportation-related events. Nearly a third involved highway motor vehicle crashes.
Labor Commissioner Lori Torres said the 3 percent increase in workplace fatalities "strongly suggests" that Indiana has room for improvement in the area of workplace safety.
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