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KHQ.COM - If your work day sometimes seems to consist of nothing but boring meetings, coffee spills and computer glitches, consider yourself lucky.

Each year thousands of U.S. workers die from injuries on the job. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics‘ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries shows a preliminary total of 4,609 fatal work injuries in 2011, down slightly from the final count of 4,690 in 2010.

The rate of fatal work injury for U.S. workers in 2011 was 3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers, the same as the initial rate for 2010, and the final rate for 2009 – but that may change. Data just released offer a preliminary count. The final 2011 data will be released in the spring of 2013 and shouldn't be much different. Over the last three years, increases in the published counts based on additional information have averaged 166 fatalities per year, or about 3 percent of the revised total. click here for the list

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