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Hispanics are dying on the job at higher rates than others

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ATLANTA (AP) - Hispanics are dying on the job at higher rates than others.

A government study reports that 1 in 3 Hispanic worker deaths occurs in the construction industry.

Hispanics tend to hold more high-risk jobs than those in other racial groups, But researchers say language and literacy barriers and poor training and supervision may also be factors.

The leading causes of deaths in recent years have been falls and highway-related accidents.

The study was done by health researchers in Massachusetts, Michigan and New Jersey and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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