Vermont’s workplace death rate falls

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Vermont and New Hampshire have the second lowest rates of workplace deaths in the country.

In Vermont, the rate of on-the-job fatalities fell from 2003 to 2004, according to a study released today by the AFL-CIO.

Vermont had 2.1 deaths per 100,000 workers, which is half the national average.

A total of 7 people died while on the job and 11,800 injuries and illnesses were reported in 2004.

Rhode Island had the lowest fatality rate while Wyoming had the highest with 13.9 deaths per 100,000 workers.

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