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Eighty-one people lost their lives while work in the state in 2022. James Honerman with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry says transportation incidents accounted for 27 fatalities and that’s the most of any incident type.

He says another area of concern is falls at work, slips, and trips at work which resulted in 18 deaths.

Men accounted for 67 of the 81 fatally injured workers last year. Fourteen women died on the job, double the number in 2021.

Minnesota had 80 workplace fatalities in 2021.

(Learfield News Service)