WPR News
9:42 am
Wed April 25, 2007

Wyoming Worker Death Rate Tops

Laramie, Wy –
Wyoming leads the nation in work place deaths. The numbers gathered by the Bureau of labor statistics show that Wyoming led the nation in workplace deaths, based on 100 thousand people. Industry officials say the energy industry brings with it more dangerous jobs. But Wyoming AFL-CIO Executive Secretary Kim Floyd says better safety training and enhanced inspections would likely have a major impact and improve things for the better. He says it is past time for Wyoming to get serious about workplace safety.
Floyd dismisses suggestions that Wyoming's low population skews the numbers.