Report: Job-Related Injury, Illness Costly

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Job-related injuries and illnesses are more common than most people believe, costing the nation far more than AIDS or Alzheimer's disease and at least as much as cancer or heart disease, a new report says in today's issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine. The study combined government and other data. In 1992, about 66,800 Americans died and about 14 million were hurt by or ill from work-related causes, said the group, led by J. Paul Leigh of Cal State San Jose. Total costs were $171 billion in 1992.

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