Construction Growth Fuels Increase in Worker Fatalities

After declining for years, the number of fatalities in the U.S. construction industry increased in 2012, with a fatality rate of 9.9 per 100,000 workers compared with 9.1 in 2011, according to a May report by the AFL-CIO.

North Dakota saw an increase in construction industry fatalities, with a fatality rate of 97.4 per 100,000 workers, nearly 10 times the national rate, according to the report.

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