Report Says More Men Die In Job-Related Accidents

A new report says that men made up most of the fatality accidents in the workplace in Kansas in 2006.

The report says of the 85 workplace fatalities that year, 79 were men - that equals 93%.

The overall number of fatal accidents increased in 2006, up from 81 in 2005.

Also in the report:
-Over half of all work-related accidents were due to transportation incidents.
-White, non-Hispanic workers accounted for 77 of the 85 fatalities
-Fatal workplace accidents happened most frequently on Monday and Friday
-Peak times of the day for fatal injuries were between 11 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1-2 p.m.
-Workers 35-44 years of age accounted for 20%; 45-54 accounted for 21%; 65 & older accounted for 22% of fatalities
-Wage and salary workers accounted for 68 of the 85 fatalities; the other 17 were self-employed.

The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries program collected the information in the report in partnership with U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics and state agencies

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