The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says 31 people died from work injuries in South Dakota during 2011.
The preliminary numbers show that the number of work-related fatalities in the state decreased by five from the previous year.
Of the 31 fatalities, 14 were from transportation incidents. The agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting industry had the largest number of fatalities in the state with eight.
The majority of people who died in South Dakota during 2011 from workplace injuries were white non-Hispanics men who worked for wages and salaries.
Most Popular Today
The City's Largest Construction Project Will Impact Thousands
- 2.Retail & Restaurants
Whiffer's Sandwiches Back Open For Business
- 3.Retail & Restaurants
Say Anything... Jewelry Opens New Location On Tuesday
Dot-Com Deja Vu: Nasdaq Closes In On Its Record High
Monday Morning Business Brief
Monday Evening Business Brief