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Is Your Job Killing You … Literally?

Posted on 05/1/2013 by |Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe rate of fatal work injuries across the nation is dropping. But workers 65 and older are more than four times as likely to sustain fatal on-the-job injuries as workers in their 20s, according to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, the BLS’s Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries shows that once workers hit the age of 35, their risk of sustaining fatal on-the-job injuries — everything from roadway deaths involving motor vehicles to work-related homicides and …