Restaurant industry generates highest proportion of B.C. injury claims for young workers

More young workers hurt in restaurants than in four other sectors combined
||Last Updated: 04/08/2003

In B.C.’s restaurant industry, about the same number of young people are injured on the job as are hurt in the province’s retail, construction, manufacturing and supermarket sectors combined.

Last year in B.C. more than 11,000 young people (aged 15 to 24) were injured on the job, with many more injuries going unreported. Every week five young people are permanently injured. Last year, six young workers were killed.

Common injuries to young workers are cuts, burns, strains and falls.