AIHce Indianapolis



CR 315
Case Studies of Two Young Worker Fatalities: Focus on Prevention

Tuesday | 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. |


Presenters: E. Weiss, S. Arbury, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC.

In 2009, 359 workers under the age of 24 died from work-related injuries, including 27 youths under 18 years old. This presentation by a senior analyst on WHD’s Child Labor and Special Employment Team and an OSHA health scientist will review two case studies of young worker fatalities describing the cases, relevant workplace hazards, and WHD’s and OSHA’s investigative findings. Discussion will focus on preventive measures and lessons learned to protect young workers in similar tasks and workplaces.