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Fatalities in federal workforce increased, statistics show

Fatalities in the federal workplace climbed last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, even as the number of workplace deaths in the United States fell. Fatal work injuries among government workers at all levels rose 5 percent to 476. But the federal workplace recorded a much sharper 19 percent increase in fatalities to 124, according to preliminary data from the bureau. National security jobs accounted for 75 deaths, while the Postal Service accounted for 19. Workers at justice, public order and safety activities at all levels of government recorded 179 fatalities; correctional institutions recorded another 94. Government workers in construction accounted for 28 deaths. Advocates...