Study: Michigan workplace accidental deaths down, but homicides up

May 7, 2015

A worker recently died in an accident at the Fiat Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly Plant.
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Workers Memorial Day was last week in the U.S. If you’ve never heard of the observance, it’s something labor unions worldwide conceived to raise consciousness about fatalities on the job. This week, there’s news of a Detroit man crushed to death in a stamping plant accident. There are about 5,000 workplace deaths around the country each year, and Michigan State University has a role in keeping track of those that occur in Michigan.

Kenneth Rosenman is a professor in MSU’s College of Human Medicine and is connected to The Michigan Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation program. He speaks with Current State’s Melissa Benmark about the program.