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Though the restaurant industry may not be thought of as a high-risk environment in terms of serious or fatal injury, falls are a significant problem, accounting for a substantial share of injuries annually in this industry. As Verma et al1 point out, costs are higher for older than younger workers, even though younger workers comprise a larger share of the workforce. There are long-term and potentially costly consequences for younger and older workers alike.
The article by Verma et al1 is important in several ways. First, it examines a significant and costly injury problem—falls in restaurants, affecting …