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April 1992, Vol. 115, No. 4

Profiles in safety and health: the soft drink industry

Martin E. Personick and Laura A. Harthun
Economists, Division of Safety and Health Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Soft drink drivers commonly sustain disabling injuries while delivering America's most popular beverages to retailers. The soft drink manufacturing industry has one of the highest rates of serious injury and illness. This article examines some characteristics of soft drink manufacturing and analyzes the injury and illness record of the industry in more detail.

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