Workers' Memorial Day -- April 28, 2009

April 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;4/24/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 15, p389
The article presents information on workplace safety and health particularly work-related deaths, injuries or illnesses for 2007. Data presented include 5,488 deaths from occupational injuries, nearly 3.4 million were treated in emergency departments where approximately 80,000 were hospitalized, and 49,000 annual cases of work-related disease resulted in death. The most common causes of death among employees were being struck by or against an object, falls and electrocutions.


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