Labor figures show 142 died at work in Missouri in 2009

Friday, November 5, 2010 | 7:15 a.m. CDT; updated 10:20 a.m. CDT, Friday, November 5, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — The number of people killed on the job in Missouri declined slightly last year.

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations says there were 142 on-the-job deaths in 2009, a figure down by six from the previous year.

Roughly 40 percent of the deaths came from transportation incidents. The agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector accounted for 23 of such deaths, while construction accounted for 13.

People 55 to 64 years old accounted for the greatest share of workplace deaths, and the self-employed had more deaths than people working for someone else.

Nationwide, there were 4,340 fatal work injuries last year.


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