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Published May 08, 2013, 07:07 PM

Study: North Dakota most dangerous state to work in

According to a new study, North Dakota is the most dangerous state to work in, nationwide. The AFL-CIO reports that about 12 per 100,000 workers were killed on the job in North Dakota in 2011.

According to a new study, North Dakota is the most dangerous state to work in, nationwide. The AFL-CIO reports that about 12 per 100,000 workers were killed on the job in North Dakota in 2011.

Wyoming, Montana, Alaska and Arkansas also rank high for worker fatalities. New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Washington were among the lowest. The info gathered also includes statistics on workplace illnesses and injuries. Officials say the oil boom in the state is a factor.

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