ST. PAUL (AP) -- Injuries among Minnesota workers hit a 25-year-low, according to a new survey released Friday by the state Department of Labor and Industry.
The injury rate among Minnesota workers fell to 6.2 per 100 full-time-equivalent workers during 2001, down from 6.8 the previous year. Nationally, the 2001 rate was 5.7 cases per 100 workers in 2001, down from 6.1 in 2000.
The state estimated there were 125,800 recordable work-related injuries and illnesses during 2001 in Minnesota -- a 12 percent drop from 2000.
The injury data was derived from a survey of 4,800 businesses.
The survey also found a decrease in incidents of disorders associated with repeated trauma, from 44.8 cases per 10,000 workers in 2000, to 34.6 cases in 2001.
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