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September 2012 Archives

Number of Work-Related Deaths in Connecticut Fell in 2011

A weak economy was cited as a contributing factor in the decline of work-related fatalities in Connecticut last year. In 2011, there were a total of 36 deaths, a drop from 49 in 2010. The number of fatalities also falls below the 20-year average of 40 a year. Across the country, the number of work-related deaths remained about the same, as 4,690 people were killed on the job in 2010 and 4,609 died in 2011, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Number of CT Teen Drivers Causing Fatal Crashes Continues To Decline

Connecticut's strict teen driving laws have now been in place for four years, and the data regarding teen fatal accidents continues to be encouraging. Connecticut has seen a 34 percent decline in motor vehicle accidents involving teenage drivers in recent years, which is particularly significant when compared to the average decline nationally of just 26 percent.

Army and NFL Work Together to Fight Concussions

Concussions have become one of the most talked about risks to football players of all ages. Questions surrounding the difference between headaches and head injuries are numerous. As a result, the NFL and the Army came together on August 30th at West Point to announce a new partnership between the two organizations. The goal of the partnership is to improve awareness of these traumatic brain injuries and to focus on finding solutions to the problem.

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