workplace fatalities http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Work-related deaths on the rise http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/work-related-deaths-rise <p>Thirty-one workers died on the job in Wyoming in 2012, up from 29 the year before. That’s according to a report by&nbsp;Wyoming’s occupational epidemiologist.&nbsp; Wyoming has&nbsp;one&nbsp;of the worst workplace&nbsp;death rates in the nation. The report attributes that to the fact that&nbsp;a large proportion of Wyoming’s workforce is employed in high risk occupations like&nbsp;oil and gas,&nbsp;ranching,&nbsp;and construction jobs.</p><p></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:24:58 +0000 Melodie Edwards 49946 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Work-related deaths on the rise Workplace deaths in Wyoming increase http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/workplace-deaths-wyoming-increase <p></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 00:27:43 +0000 Jordan Harper 45781 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Workplace deaths in Wyoming increase Wyoming's Workplace Deaths Drop http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyomings-workplace-deaths-drop <p>The Wyoming Department of Work Force Services says the number of workplace fatalities decreased by four from 2010 to 2011.&nbsp;</p><p>David Bullard of the Research and Planning section of the department says for the fourth consecutive year the number of workplace deaths in Wyoming was below the average of 34 per year and in 2011 the number was 29.&nbsp; But Bullard says this is far from a trend.</p><p>“No I wouldn’t say that.&nbsp; I mean we saw a slight decrease in 2011, but the random nature of these accidents makes it so we can’t rule out that it’s something random going on.”</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 22:45:40 +0000 Bob Beck 30385 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming's Workplace Deaths Drop