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NC fatal work accidents increased in 2010

The number of fatal work accidents in North Carolina increased from 34 to 48 in 2010, according to a preliminary report from the state's Department of Labor.

The leading causes of death were being struck by objects, which resulted in 16 fatalities, and falls, which led to 15 deaths. Four were electrocuted.

The year-end total of 48 is below the state's five-year average of 53.2.
 

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