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Workers' Memorial Day - April 28, 2008.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
MMWR 2008 Apr; 57(16):426
NIOSHTIC No.
20033710
Abstract
Workers' Memorial Day, observed each year on April 28, was established to recognize workers who died or were injured on the job. In 2006, 5,840 workers in the United States died from injuries sustained at work; an estimated 49,000 annual deaths have been attributed to work-related diseases. In 2006, an estimated 4.1 million private-sector workers had a nonfatal work-related injury or illness; approximately half of these workers required a job transfer, work restrictions, or time away from their jobs. An estimated 3.4 million workers were treated in emergency departments in 2004 because of occupational injuries, and approximately 80,000 were hospitalized. In 2005, workers' compensation costs for employers totaled an estimated $89 billion.
Keywords
Workers; Mortality-data; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-diseases; Statistical-analysis; Lost-work-days; Disabled-workers; Injuries; Occupations; Surveillance
CODEN
MMWRB6
Publication Date
20080425
Document Type
Journal Article; Trade
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
16
ISSN
0892-3787
NIOSH Division
DSR; OD
Priority Area
Services
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
WV; DC
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