Work injuries rise

Forty-four people were killed in Nevada work-related incidents in 2015, an increase of four over 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on April 18.

Twenty-one of the fatalities were the result of transportation incidents. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck driver was the most dangerous detailed occupation, having seven fatalities during the year.

The construction industry had the largest number of fatalities in the state with nine.

Men accounted for 95 percent of the work-related fatalities in the state.

The BLS said the long delay in releasing the report is a result of the State of Nevada not releasing its figures until December.

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