The Facts

  • Since 2011, North Dakota has had 2 fatalities of workers under the age of 19
  • According to the CDC, “In 2012, 375 workers younger than 24 years of age died from work-related injuries, including 29 deaths of youth younger than 18 years of age”
  • Teens are more likely to receive injures when not properly trained or supervised on the job
  • The majority of teen injuries in North Dakota are lacerations, strains/sprains, contusions, and burns; but some teens, each year, will end up on disability due to severe injuries
  • Disability can change the course of a teenager’s life and possibly close the door on their dreams for the future


In North Dakota between 2010 and 2014, 3913 teens (19 and under) reported a workplace injuries.