Injury, Illness, and Work-related Deaths Declined in 2009
The North Carolinia Department of Labor released preliminary figures that show that workplace deaths declined from 54 in 2008 to 35 workers in 2009. In addition, the rates of non-fatal injuries and illnesses dropped for the second-straight year to an all-time low of 3.4 per 100 full time employees. Sources say the decline in injuries and illness may result in a 9.6 % drop in worker’s compensation rates in the new year.
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