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FEWER ILLNESSES, INJURIES ON THE JOB IN N.C. IN 1991
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FEWER ILLNESSES, INJURIES ON THE JOB IN N.C. IN 1991

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Injuries and illnesses in North Carolina workplaces fell in 1991 compared to the previous year's figures, according to state Labor Commissioner John Brooks.

The 1991 private sector occupational injury and illness incidence rate of 7.8 injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers fell from the 1990 rate of 8.1.In the construction division, the rate of injury decreased from 12 per 100 full-time workers in 1990 to 10.8 in 1991. Contractors have improved their safety performance by more than 10 percent, Brooks said.

Six other classes also experienced declines in injuries and illnesses, while instances in the service sector were up.

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