Fewer N.S. workers injured in 2006

But there were 22 work-related deaths: report
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 04/27/2007

Fewer workers were hurt on the job in Nova Scotia last year than in 2005 and 2004, according to a new report.

The Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia's annual report found there were 31,810 claims in 2006, down from 34,017 in 2005 and 34,166 in 2004.

However, the province still has one of the highest rates of workplace injury in the country, said CEO Nancy MacCready-Williams.