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Bees were responsible for more workplace deaths (52) than spiders, wasps and ants combined, according to a new U.S. Labor Department report.

| August 15, 2014

A new 16-page government report from the U.S. Labor Department implies an important warning: Watch out for bees when working in Texas, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Of the 83 people to die on the job due to insect-related injuries from 2003 to 2010, 63% were killed by bees and one in four fatalities occurred in Texas. That’s according to a new Labor Department’s report, “Fatal injuries and nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving insects, arachnids, and mites.”

Bees were responsible for more workplace deaths–52–than spiders, wasps and ants combined.

Almost all the deaths were caused by the bugs’ stings, venomous bites or injections, but five fatalities were due to falls from a vehicle.

Source: Online WSJ

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