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NIOSH Alert: Preventing Deaths, Injuries and Illnesses of Young Workers


July 2003
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2003-128
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An average of 67 workers under age 18 died from work-related injuries each year during 1992–2000. In 1998, an estimated 77,000 required treatment in hospital emergency rooms.

This Alert summarizes available information about work-related injuries among young workers, identifies work that is especially hazardous, and offers recommendations for prevention.