It's that time of year for reflection. We look back at what the year brought us here in Cherry Hill, across the nation and around the world, and try to assess how we all fared over the past 12 months. A recent newspaper editorial on workplace injuries in 2017 says it is time for the U.S. "to make a collective resolution to reverse numbers clearly heading in the wrong direction."
Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued a report stating that on-the-job fatalities climbed to 5,190 last year. That jaw-dropping figure is 7 percent than the number of workplace fatalities from the year before. This is the third year in a row in which the total of deadly workplace incidents has risen -- a disquieting trend, to say the least.