Aug 28, 2013 at 9:37 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Workplace deaths in Minnesota increased from 60 in 2011 to 70 last year, according to preliminary numbers just released. That's due in part to the deadly shootings at Accent Signage in Minneapolis, where six people were killed before the gunman took his own life.
State Labor and Industry Commissioner Ken Peterson says transportation incidents accounted for the most fatalities, coming in at 28.
As for category of employment: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting had the most workplace fatalities last year -- following by trade, transportation and utilities. Workplace deaths in manufacturing increased from three in 2011 to nine last year.
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