Deaths on the job

Deaths on the job

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MASON CITY, IA-Safety in the workplace is on the top of the minds of labor group leaders in Iowa.

According to a new AFL-CIO report, 93 workers died on the job in 2011…which makes Iowa the 42nd worst state in the county.

While the numbers have been improving over the past several years, union leaders say employers still need to keep a safe work environment which includes keeping proper staffing and enforcing regulations.

“It’s ridiculous to think that there’s a possibility you could go to work and not end up coming home. We should do everything possible to eliminate workplace accidents and death,” said local President of a chapter of the AFL-CIO,  John Colombo.

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