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Study Shows Increase In Workplace Deaths

Last updated on Wednesday, August 2, 2006

(COLUMBUS) - Deaths in Indiana workplaces jumped by 1/6 in 2004 after five straight years of declines.

An IUPUI-Columbus study finds nearly half the 153 on-the-job deaths were transportation-related, either highway crashes, or incidents in parking lots or on construction sites.

Tied for second: equipment accidents and workplace violence. Falls, hazardous materials, and fires account for the rest.

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