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December 02, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Injuries and illnesses resulting in days away from work by age in 2008

Incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work, by age, 2008
Age Rate per 10,000 full-time workers

16 to 19

115.9

20 to 24

119.1

25 to 34

109.0

35 to 44

111.0

45 to 54

116.6

55 to 64

116.7

65 and over

102.4

These data featured in the TED article, Injuries and illnesses resulting in days away from work by age in 2008.