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The Las Vegas Sun ran an editorial on 11/18/09 on the under reporting of work place injuries, urging that OSHA do a better job in accurately counting the number of work injuries and illnesses. The editorial stated that workers often don't report an industrial injury because they are frightened that they will be fired, disciplined, or will lose wages from time off if they report an injury. In these difficult economic times when many Nevadans are lucky to have any work at all, the incidence of under reporting and late reporting is even greater. However, the reasons for reporting a work place injury are more important than ever. If you have recently suffered a work place injury, please consider the following...

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