Younger Workers More Likely to be Killed or Injured on the Job, Says CDC in New Report


Workers between 15 and 24 years old are twice as likely to be seriously injured on the job in this country, reports the Center for Disease Control in a new study, released this week. And, lots of them are dying from on the job injuries, as well. With higher percentages of young workers either becoming injured or dying in certain professions, the Fed has told employers to protect their young workers.

But will employers comply with the CDC report? To comply with the report, companies will have to spend more money towards workplace safety, but at a time like this, are employers willing to revamp their budgets to protect potential injuries and death from younger employees when they're interested in cutting costs, and not adding to them?

Bottom line: perhaps the best use of this report will be as an injured plaintiff’s exhibit in a personal injury trial.

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