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On-the-job deaths steady in Michigan; Number of burn injuries underreported
Date:4/24/2012

hese interventions."

Back to the MIFACE report, the annual survey also revealed that falls and motor vehicle accidents caused the most deaths (23 each), followed by machine-related injuries and homicide. Guns were involved in 75 percent of all workplace homicides.

The 2011 MIFACE report is being released as the nation prepares to mark Workers Memorial Day on April 28. Workers and public health professionals across the country pay tribute to those killed by work-related trauma about 5,000 each year nationwide. Another 60,000 U.S. workers are estimated to die each year from cancer, lung disease and other illnesses from work-related exposures.

A Worker Memorial Day remembrance will be held at noon April 26 at Wentworth Park in Lansing. Speaking at the event will be Martha Yoder, director of the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration; Karla Swift, president of the AFL-CIO Michigan Chapter; Norwood Jewell, director of the UAW Region 1C; and Deb Chester, project coordinator for MIFACE. In case of rain, the event will be at the UAW Local 652 Hall on Clair Street in Lansing.

A remembrance in Detroit is set for 2 pm. April 28 at the UAW's Ford National Projects Center, 151 E. Jefferson Ave.


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