Census: Arkansas sees increase in work-related deaths

     (AP) – A recent census says a majority of Arkansas'work-related deaths
in 2015 were linked to transportation.
     The Arkansas Department of Labor's census shows the state had 74 work-related
deaths in 2015. That is up from 67 the previous year.
     More than half of the 2015 deaths, about 55 percent, were the result of
transportation incidents. The transportation-related fatalities include 33
roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles, three aircraft incidents
and one water vehicle incident.
     The Southwest Times Record reports that Arkansas is one of 21 states
experiencing an increase in work-related deaths.


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