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On-The-Job Deaths Continue At Steady, Grim Pace

News & Features Howard Berkes · ·
A construction site in San Mateo, Calif., earlier this month. There were 738 deaths of construction workers in the U.S. during 2011, the most of any single industry. The fatality rate per workers was higher, when taken together, in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting