YOUNG WORKER SAFETY AND HEALTH
Selected Charts on Young Worker Employment, Injuries and Illnesses
Distribution of Youth (18 Years) Work-related Injuries and Illnesses Involving Days Away from Work Reported by Private Sector Employers by Industry Sector, United States, 2009
The pie chart shows employer-reported work-related injuries and illnesses among youth that required at least a day away from work by industry sector in 2009. The industry sector with the largest numbers of injured youth was the leisure and hospitality sector, accounting for 38% of reported injuries and illnesses among youth, with most of the injuries and illnesses in food services and drinking places. The retail trade sector had the second highest frequency with 21% of reported injuries and illnesses among youth.