CONCORD, N.H. — Workers of all ages are much less likely to die on the job in New Hampshire than in other states.
An Associated Press analysis of federal statistics found that while the rate of workplace fatalities has decreased nationally, older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall.
In New Hampshire, the rate of workplace fatalities often has been the lowest in the country for the past decade, though the death rate for older workers was slightly higher.
The number of older people in the workplace is increasing as baby boomers reject the traditional retirement age of 65. In 2015, workers age 55 and over made up 28 percent of New Hampshire’s workforce.