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A new study by the AFL-CIO with the provocative title, “Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect,” offers a nationwide state-by-state profile of worker safety and health in the U.S. Released in April, the 2010 study is the nineteenth such report from the labor group. It offers data and analysis of workplace safety for calendar year 2008, and information and analysis of recent legislative and regulatory activity.

In 2008, more than 4.6 million work-related injuries were reported, and 5,214 workers were killed on the job; an estimated 50,000 died from occupational diseases.

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