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NIOSH Publication No. 2003-128:

NIOSH Alert: Preventing Deaths, Injuries and Illnesses of Young Workers

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An average of 67 workers under age 18 died from work-related injuries each year during 1992–2000. In 1998, an estimated 77,000 required treatment in hospital emergency rooms.

This Alert summarizes available information about work-related injuries among young workers, identifies work that is especially hazardous, and offers recommendations for prevention.

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