Research finds Alabama as one of the most dangerous states to work

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — According to the National Labor Bureau, Alabama is a rather dangerous state to work.

Allsup, a company representing social security disability insurance, looked at several factors to see which states have the highest number of workplace injuries.

The research was based on data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2011.

Research found Maine was the most dangerous state to work.

The research results were yielded from breaking down the type of profession and number of injuries serious enough to require time off or a lighter workload.

Maine was followed by Indiana and California, respectively.

Alabama tied for fourth place with six other states.

Arkansas, Illinois, Montana, Vermont and Virginia were all listed as the least dangerous states to work.

The study also looked at industry groups with the highest serious injury rates.

Amusement park jobs were first on the list, followed by animal slaughtering and beverage manufacturing.

Copyright 2013 WIAT-TV CBS 42

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