The latest survey shows Minnesota’s estimated workplace injury and illness rate in 2014 was the lowest since measurements began in 1973. Labor and Industry Commissioner Ken Peterson says a 30-percent decrease in past decade means a lot less pain for individuals and families, and is also very good news for employers because they have lower costs and their people are at work. Areas of concern remain, however. Peterson says even though injury rates among health care workers have leveled off, there have been long-term increases because more people are working in that industry. And Peterson says although the construction industry is safer than it was years ago, still too many people are injured there.
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