Number of Workplace Accidents Grow in Kansas in 2007

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A new state report says more workers reported being injured or sick on the job last year.

The report from the Kansas Department of Labor found accidents on the work site increased 4.13 percent in 2007. Statistics show that 49 Kansans died on the job last year, while more than 69,000 others were injured.

The report was issued on Monday, known as Workers Memorial Day after the April 28, 1971, creation of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Labor Secretary Jim Garner said the report was reason to increase awareness about job safety and to take steps to protect employees.

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