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Liberty Mutual’s latest research found that working age adults account for more than two-thirds of the estimated 9.9 million annual fall-related injuries impacting U.S. adults. The carrier emphasizes the importance of companies in the effort to actively protect employees and the public from falls. Liberty Mutual researchers quantified the number of annual fall-related injuries for U.S. adults based on 2008-2014 data from the National Health Interview Survey. Surprisingly, fall injuries were almost equally divided across three age groups, with 32.3 percent occurring among older adults (ages 65+), 35.3 percent affecting middle-age adults (ages 45-65) and 32.3 percent affecting younger adults (ages 18-44). The research findings appear in PLOS ONE, a journal that reports original research from all disciplines of science and medicine.

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