The WCB released 2013 workplace safety statistics, which show the rate of Alberta workers being hurt on the job dropped last year. Highlights:
- The lost-time claim rate is now at an all-time recorded low
- The disabling injury rate dropped in some key sectors, such as construction, manufacturing, and oil and gas development
- There were 188 workplace fatalities in 2013, however, more than half of which resulted from occupational disease.