WASHINGTON – The most dangerous field to work in is: health care.
There were about 654,000 workplace injuries and illnesses among health care workers in 2010. That number is about 152,000 more than in manufacturing, the field with the second-most incidents.
Insufficient standards and federal inspections at health care sites are blamed in the report by the group Public Citizen.
The report says construction sites are inspected 20 times more often by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration than health care facilities.
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