Fatal Occupational Injuries Decline

According to statistics recently released by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of construction industry injuries that result in death declined last year.

In 2004, 1234 fatal occupational injuries were reported in the private sector of the construction industry; the same group reported only 1186 fatal injuries in 2005, a drop of 4 percent.

Overall private industries saw a less than one percent decrease, with a total 5,188 reported fatal injuries in 2005, compared to 5,229 in 2004.

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