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SCB - the swedish agency in charge of statistics - recently released their yearly update so there is lots of statistics news. A positive one was that last year 30-40 people died at work. This might look like a negative one, until you check the long trends.

I do not have the paper right now, but from memory:
1950ies: 200-300/year
1960-70ies: >100/year
1990ies: 50/year
and now it is under 40.

Long term work with improving safety pays of!

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by A swedish kind of death on Sat Jan 23rd, 2010 at 07:52:45 AM EST
That's quite a reduction over those 60 years. So good safety rules pay off.
by Fran on Sat Jan 23rd, 2010 at 09:34:47 AM EST
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Perhaps it also has to do with being able to retire before you die.  :-)

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Jan 23rd, 2010 at 12:01:33 PM EST
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