Report: Five worst jobs for young workers

Report: Five worst jobs for young workers – Jun. 9, 2005

My god, can we swaddle the world in any more layers of padding? Now they’re saying that lawn mowing is one of the 5 most dangerous jobs for teenagers.

“Working to help save for college, contribute to your family’s budget, or just to enjoy some spending cash is a great idea,” said Darlene Adkins, vice president for fair labor standards policy at the consumer organization. “But teenagers and their parents need to ask: is this safe work?”

The article goes on to say that more than 175 teens died on the job in 2001. I’d love to know what percentage of the teen workforce that represents. And in that same year, how many teens died while riding their bikes to a sporting event?

Cut the damned apron strings, will you America!?