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116 out of 10000 workers aged 55-64 had work-related injuries/illness requiring days away from work in 2015

 

 
The rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work was 104.0 per 10,000 full-time workers, according to a 2016 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Workers in age group 55-64 had among the highest incidence rate in 2015 with 115.8 cases per 10,000 full-time workers.” In comparison, the incidence rate for workers aged 45-54 was 112.8, while for workers aged 65+, the rate was 89.2. (page 4 and table 5)
       
 
        U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2016). Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work. Washington, DC: U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from this source.
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