Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of new research from Liberty Mutual that found working age adults account for more than two-thirds of the estimated 9.9 million annual fall-related injuries impacting US adults.
The findings were recently published in PLOS ONE, a journal that reports original research from all disciplines of science and medicine. Liberty noted that it was surprised to find that fall injuries were almost equally divided across three age groups, with 32.3% occurring among older adults (ages 65+), 35.3% affecting middle-age adults (ages 45-65) and 32.3% affecting younger adults (ages 18-44). Liberty Mutual also noted that its annual Workplace Safety Index has consistently cited falls among the top 10 causes of the most serious and costly nonfatal US work injuries.
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