Workplace fatalities in Alabama dropped to their lowest levels in 2009. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70 workers were killed on the job that year – the lowest total annual (and most current calculation) for the state since the BLS first started tracking workplace fatalities in 1992. The 2009 total represents a decrease of 37 fatalities from the 107 recorded in 2008, a 35-percent drop. Even more remarkably, the 2009 totals represent a 55-percent decline since 1996 when 155 workplace fatalities were recorded. The most frequent types of workplace fatalities in Alabama were highway incidents (14), homicides ... Read More
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