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Study: Restaurant worker fatalities down in '07

WASHINGTON The number of foodservice workers who were killed on the job during 2007 declined 14 percent to 125, with 21 fewer deaths from the prior year’s tally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

In releasing its annual Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, the BLS reported that assaults and violent acts remained the most common cause of deaths on the job for restaurant workers, taking the lives of 95 employees in 2007, compared with 105 in 2006.

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