Baltimore area on-the-job deaths down nearly 37%

January 13, 1995|By a Sun Staff Writer

The number of on-the-job homicides and accidental deaths declined by nearly 37 percent in the Baltimore area in 1993, according to a federal report to be released today.

Thirty-six workers in Baltimore and the six surrounding counties died on the job in 1993, down from 1992's on-the-job death total of 57, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said.

In 1993, transportation accidents were the leading cause of workplace death, causing 10 of the deaths, down from 16 the previous year.

Workplace homicides fell to six in 1993. In 1992, 20 Baltimore-area workers were shot or stabbed to death on the job. While violence remained the leading cause of workplace death in Baltimore, only three workers in the city were homicide victims, down from 10 in 1992. In all, 13 city workers died on the job in 1993, one fewer than 1992.

The Baltimore area includes the city, and the counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard, and Queen Anne's.

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