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Rally In NC Marks Workers Who Died On The Job

7:26 AM, Apr 26, 2013   |    comments
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Raleigh, NC -- Labor and liberal groups are reminding the rest of North Carolina that dozens of people die in workplace fatalities every year.   

A rally is planned for noon Friday at the state Department of Labor to remember the more than five dozen North Carolina workers who died on the job in 2012.   

It's part of a nationwide remembrance for workers.   

The event marks the anniversary Sunday of the signing of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the federal law that increased efforts to guarantee a safe workplace.   

Labor unions say when OSHA was established in 1970, there were 14,000 workplace deaths a year in the United States. That number was 4,600 in 2011, or about 12 deaths on the job each day.


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