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CDC: Senior workers prone to certain injuries

A CDC report says older workers are not at increased risk to injury compared to younger workers, but are more prone to certain types of injuries such as falls and hip fractures.

“Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Among Older Workers,” [1] appearing in the April 29 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, analyzed injures to workers over age 55 and found an increase in the age group from 12 percent in 2003 to 17 percent in 2009.

The CDC says it is important for employers to take measures to protect older workers as this segment of the national workforce increases.