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Report: Louisiana sees less workers miss days after workplace injury than most of U.S

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A report from the Louisiana Workforce Commission says in 2014, Louisiana’s private-sector saw less injuries resulting in time away from work than most of the U.S.

The report says for every 10,000 full-time workers in the state, there were 65.5 cases of non-fatal workplace injuries resulting in missed work. That’s significantly lower than the 2014 national average of 97.8.

Sprains, strains, and tears from vehicle accidents were the most common source of cases resulting in time away from work.

“Safety remains the front line of defense in workers compensation,” said Patrick Robinson, director of the Office of Workers Compensation Administration. “Louisiana employers and safety teams continue to put measures into place to prevent workers from becoming injured, resulting in positive outcomes for the state as a whole.”

More information on these results can be found at www.bls.gov

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