It Figures


There is a 60 to 70 percent chance that that number of major hurricanes will hit the Atlantic this hurricane season, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. NOAA predicted the 2008 season will produce 12 to 16 named storms. Forecasters predicted a 90 percent chance the season will be normal or above average.


The number of workers who died on the job in Oregon in 2007, according to the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services.

The largest number of accidental deaths last year was in construction, with 12, followed by agriculture, forestry and fishing with five for that group, DCBS indicated. Nearly a third of the total deaths resulted from falls.

The state began tracking workplace deaths in 1943, averaging 81 per year in the 1980s and falling to 55 a year in the 1990s. DCBS said the lowest total was 31 in 2005. (AP)