DURHAM N.C. —A novel study that examined the body weight of people who filed workers’ compensation claims found that obese employees not only file more such claims than do nonobese workers, but their medical costs are nearly seven times higher. Obese workers hurt themselves on the job in far greater numbers by slipping, falling or lifting than do other employees, according to a study by Duke University Medical Center. ...

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