November 21, 2008
The 2007 rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work was 122 per 10,000 full-time workers, a decrease of 4 percent from 2006.
Workers who were 20 to 24 years of age had the highest incidence rate at 134 cases per 10,000 full-time workers, a 6 percent decline from 2006.
Workers 65 years old and older had the lowest rate at 96, a 9 percent decline from 2006.
These data are from the BLS Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program. Additional information is available from "Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away from Work, 2007," (PDF) (HTML) news release USDL 08-1716.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Injuries and illnesses resulting in days away from work by age in 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/nov/wk3/art05.htm (visited December 02, 2015).
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