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Downward trend in deaths among Oregon workers continues: report

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Salem, OR – The number of workplace deaths in Oregon declined slightly in 2013, according to preliminary figures from the state’s Department of Consumer and Business Services.

The data, released March 19, shows 29 workers died on the job last year, a decrease from 30 in 2012.

Overall, fatalities are trending downward when compared to the 1980s and 1990s, when Oregon averaged 81 and 55 worker deaths a year, respectively, according to a DCBS press release. In 2013, the industry with the most deaths in Oregon was agriculture, forestry and fishing (eight), followed by construction (seven) and transportation (three).