Restaurant worker fatalities jump because of violence, BLS says

WASHINGTON After a 10-year decline, the number of restaurant workers killed on the job jumped by 26 percent during 2006, to 135, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Homicides and violent acts remained the leading cause of fatalities, accounting for 100 deaths, a 37-percent leap over the tally for 2005, the agency reported in its Annual Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Attacks have been the leading cause of on-the-job restaurant deaths for the

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