California Workplace Deaths Increased by Nearly 6%
The number of workplace deaths in California jumped by nearly 6% from 2012 to 2013, according to data released by the California Department of Industrial Relations. The increase brought the total number of workplace fatalities to 396 in 2013. DIR officials attributed the rise in part to an increase in employment, but employment in the state rose by just about 2% in the same time.
- "Workplace Deaths in California On the Rise" (Young, Sacramento Business Journal, 4/28).