Many young workers die before first payday

Youthful exuberance and naivety can lead to tragic consequences
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/13/2003

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ear after year, young people suffer injuries in the workplace at a significantly higher rate than their older co-workers.

Youthful exuberance and naivety combines with a desire to impress and a fear of questioning authority, often with tragic consequences.