Age and fatal work injuries in 2004
August 30, 2005
The number of fatal work injuries among older workers (55 years of age and older) rose 10 percent in 2004, but fatalities among younger workers (16 to 24 years of age) declined 6 percent.
The number of fatal work injuries among workers aged 25 to 54 was 3,683 in 2004, about the same as in 2003.
Fatal work injuries among the youngest workers (15 years of age and younger) fell by half, from 25 in 2003 to 12 in 2004.
The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, part of the BLS Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program, provides the most complete count of fatal work injuries available. For more information on fatal work injuries, see "National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2004" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 05-1598.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Age and fatal work injuries in 2004 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/aug/wk5/art02.htm (visited June 24, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.
- A look at pay at the top, the bottom, and in between
The Spotlight examines how earnings and wages have changed over time and how they differ within a geographic area, industry, or occupation.