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September 2004, Vol. 127, No. 9
The diurnal pattern of on-the-job injuries
Kenneth N. Fortson
Ph.D. candidate, Department of Economics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
Data from two sources indicate that the injury hazard is substantially higher late at night than during regular daytime work hours; the best explanation for this finding is that work at night is dangerous, even adjusting for broad industry-occupation composition and worker fatigue.
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