Report: 127 killed on the job in Va in 2011

Labor union report: 127 Virginia workers killed on the job in 2011, down 20 from year earlier

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A new labor union report says 127 workers were killed on the job in 2011 in Virginia, 20 more than the previous year.

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

The report also notes that more than 3.8 million workers across all industries experienced work-related illnesses and injuries.

The union says that after years of steady declines, rates have been essentially unchanged. They say that means greater efforts are needed to reduce job injuries and deaths.

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