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Workplace Injury, Illness Data OSHA Fought to Conceal Released

Jan. 14, 2021, 5:52 PM

Responding to a federal lawsuit, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released the injury and illness data for 2019 from 290,476 employers.

The Wednesday release was prompted by a Freedom of Information Act suit filed Nov. 2 by the Washington-based advocacy group Public Citizen. The group sought the 2019 data from annual injury and illness summary reports—called Form 300A—that many employers since 2016 are required to provide OSHA.

Mike Kirkpatrick, an attorney with the Public Citizen Litigation Group in Washington, said the posting essentially resolves the case.

OSHA didn’t immediately respond to a request to discuss the information now...

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