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Workplace Injuries Down In Kansas

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A new report says the number of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in Kansas fell in 2015.

Data from the state Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows there were approximately 28 thousand injuries and illnesses on the job in Kansas last year. That number fell from more than 32 thousand the year before.

The industries with the highest number of occupational injuries and illnesses were nursing and residential care facilities, crop production, and animal production.

There were three cases per 100 full-time workers in Kansas, the same as the national rate.

Thirty-five hundred randomly selected Kansas businesses were asked to participate in the survey.

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