National Consumers League

Hey, Teens: Think Your Summer Job Stinks?


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[wp_caption id="" align="alignleft" width="123" caption="Driving tractors has made the list."][/wp_caption] Unless it's in agriculture, landscaping, driving an ATV, or working for a traveling youth crew, it could be worse.

Check this list of NCL's 2008 Five Worst Jobs for Teens, a compilation by child labor advocates of the most dangerous jobs for working youth under the age of 18. Some of the jobs are completely legal, and others are not, but they're all very dangerous.

Each year, NCL staff assembles the list using government statistics and reports, results from the Child Labor Coalition’s annual survey of state labor departments, and news accounts of injuries and deaths. Statistics and examples of injuries for each job on the list are detailed in a report available here.