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Occupational Injuries and Violence

Occupational injuries are responsible for nearly six thousand deaths in the U.S. annually; with a rate of 4.2 per 100,000 workers. The industries with the highest mortality rates are mining and agriculture. Construction and transportation have the second and third highest fatality rates in the U.S., followed proportionally by deaths in the logging and fishing industries. Many of these high-risk industries are the predominant employers in the Appalachian region. Therefore, although not supported with NCIPC funding, the WVU ICRC has several research projects focusing on occupational injury prevention. The Center has also initiated collaborative activities with staff from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Division of Safety Research, which is located in Morgantown, directly adjacent to the WVU Health Sciences Center.

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