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On-the-Job Fatalities in Real Estate Fall in 2011

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On-the-Job Fatalities in Real Estate Fall in 2011

The number of deadly on-the-job injuries reported in real estate dropped last year, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Last year, there were 40 deadly workplace fatalities in the real estate subcategory, which includes landlords, real estate agents and brokers, appraisers, and others who work in the real estate business. That number marks a 37 percent drop in fatal workplace injuries compared to 2010, when the number stood at 63. 

The most common causes of on-the-job deaths were injuries from animals, followed by homicides. The majority of the homicides were targeted at landlords.

In the real estate broker and agents category, there were four fatalities in 2011, mostly due to transportation incidents, the Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows. 

Source: “Real Estate Workplace Fatalities Down 37 Percent,” Inman News (Sept. 21, 2012)

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