There's new data on the death rate for older workers.

FOX's Paul Stevens reports:

Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, that's according to a new AP analysis of federal statistics.

About 35 percent of the fatal workplace accidents in 2015 involved a worker 55 and older. One expert saying that physical changes associated with getting old could potentially make a workplace injury more serious or possibly fatal.

Gerontologists saying those changes include gradually worsening vision and hearing, reduced response time, balance issues and chronic problems like arthritis.

Paul Stevens, FOX News.