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Deaths in the workplace on the rise in Va.

By Julie Newman, jnewman@wcyb.com
Published On: May 09 2013 09:39:47 PM CDT
Updated On: May 09 2013 02:38:35 PM CDT
RICHMOND, Va. -

More work place fatalities are being reported in Virginia, according to a new labor union report.

We’ve learned 127 workers were killed on the job in 2011 in the Commonwealth, that’s 20 more than the previous year.

According to the report by the AFL-CIO, there were 4,693 workplace deaths nationwide in 2011, that’s down by only 3 from the year earlier.

The union says this report means greater efforts are needed to reduce job injuries and deaths.