A new report ranks Wisconsin 24th in the nation for workplace deaths. Researchers with the AFL-CIO say 113 Wisconsin workers lost their lives to on-the-job injuries in 2019. That represents three-point-eight deaths per 100-thousand workers in the state. The national rate was three-and-a-half fatalities per hundred thousand. Wisconsin AFL-CIO president Michelle Bloomingdale says the report is yet another stark reminder of the dangers facing working people in Wisconsin every single day. She says now with COVID-19 it’s more important than ever to protect workers. Alaska, Wyoming, North Dakota, Montana and West Virginia have the highest workplace fatality rates.
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