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2012 Saw Decline In Indiana Workplace Fatalities

According to a preliminary workforce fatality report that the Indiana Department of Labor released Thursday, 133 Hoosiers died on the job in 2012. That's the lowest number on record for the state.
Less Hoosiers died on the job last year than ever before.

That's according to a preliminary workforce fatality report that the Indiana Department of Labor released Thursday.

The report shows that 113 Hoosiers died in the workforce last year, which is the lowest on record for Indiana.

The department says possible reasons for the decline may include new safety measures, safety and health awareness, and the enforcement of safety regulations and practices.

While it appears the trend is toward fewer workplace deaths, the Indiana Department of Labor says it's difficult to tell if progress is being made each year, due to the random nature of incidents.

Their report also broke down which industries are the deadliest in Indiana.

The transportation and warehousing industry, and the construction industry, had 20 workplace deaths in 2012. That represents 36% of all worker fatalities in the state.

That's followed by the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry, which represents 13%.

The department's report says most worker deaths in 2012 were transportation related incidents. That includes vehicle accidents and workers getting struck in work zones.

Due to the high number of transportation related deaths, the department wants to spread awareness about work zone safety. They have tips here to help ensure both your safety and the safety of workers.
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