Workplace Injury, Illness Pushing Americans Deeper Into Poverty

March 4, 2015 6:27 PM

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Workplace injuries are driving low income Americans deeper into poverty, and casting middle class workers into economic dire straits, a government report said Wednesday.

"Work related injuries illnesses push thousands of American families out of the middle class and they block many more low wage workers from getting out of poverty," said Dr. David Michaels, the head of Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, in an interview with NBC News...

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