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Workers' Memorial Day -- April 28, 1998

April 28, 1998, has been designated Workers' Memorial Day to recognize persons who have died from occupational injuries or diseases and opportunities to prevent these deaths. During 1980-1994, a total of work-related injuries; in 1992, costs of such injuries were an estimated $145 billion (1). An estimated additional 60,000 workers died from occupational diseases.

Additional information about causes and prevention of work-related injury and disease is available from CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), telephone (800) 356-4674; or on the World-Wide Web


  1. Leigh JP, Markowitz S, Fahs M, et al. Occupational injury and illness in the United States: estimates of cost, morbidity, and mortality. Arch Intern Med 1997;157:1557-68.

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