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Workplace injuries and accidents that caused employees to miss six or more days of work cost U.S. employers nearly $62 billion in 2013, the most recent year for which statistically valid injury data was available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”) and the National Academy of Social Insurance, according to the 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index.

The 10 leading causes of the most disabling work-related injuries accounted for more than $51 billion, or 82.5 percent of the total cost of $62 billion. 

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