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Data on U.S. work-related fatalities by cause follow (The World Almanac, 2012).
Cause of Fatality Number of Fatalities
Transportation incidents ............. 1795
Assaults and violent acts ............ 837
Contact with objects and equipment ........ 741
Falls .................... 645
Exposure to harmful substances or environments ... 404
Fires and explosions ............... 113

Assume that a fatality will be randomly chosen from this population.
a. What is the probability the fatality resulted from a fall?
b. What is the probability the fatality resulted from a transportation incident?
c. What cause of fatality is least likely to occur? What is the probability the fatality resulted from this cause?



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