Bureau reports on fatal work injuriesThe U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says there were 30 fatal work injuries in North Dakota during 2010.
BISMARCK (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says there were 30 fatal work injuries in North Dakota during 2010.
Regional Commissioner Charlene Peiffer said the preliminary number represents an increase of five from the previous year. In past years, North Dakota’s total has ranged from a high of 35 in 1997 to a low of 20 in 1992.
Highway incidents were the most frequent type of workplace fatality in North Dakota in 2010, accounting for nine deaths. Five fatalities in the state were attributed to being struck by an object or equipment, and four were due to falls to a lower level.
The bureau reported a preliminary total of 4,547 fatal work injuries across the country in 2010, about the same as the final count of 4,551 fatalities in 2009.