The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is endorsing special training rules and safety equipment requirements for flying in Alaska after a CDC study revealed that Alaskan workers are 27 times more likely to be killed in an aircraft than all other U.S. workers. According to CDC's analysis of National Transportation Safety Board data for fatal crashes between 1990 and 1994, merged with CDC's own occupational safety database, a combination of frequent flights in bad ...

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