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Incidence rates (1) of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work (2) by selected worker and case characteristics and industry, All U.S., private industry, 2003 - 2006

Characteristic Private industry (3) (4) (5) Construction
2006 2003 2004 2005 2006
 

Total:

127.8 259.4 243.7 239.5 219.5
 

Number of days away from work:

 

Cases involving 1 day

18.3 34.1 32.8 31.0 27.7

Cases involving 2 days

14.8 26.9 24.7 25.1 24.4

Cases involving 3-5 days

23.7 43.2 41.6 45.2 37.8

Cases involving 6-10 days

16.5 28.9 29.8 31.3 28.4

Cases involving 11-20 days

14.7 27.4 28.8 27.1 25.6

Cases involving 21-30 days

8.7 18.7 17.0 16.6 16.1

Cases involving 31 or more days

31.1 80.2 69.1 63.2 59.6
 

Nature of injury, illness:

 

Sprains, strains

51.1 93.0 91.2 83.1 75.8

Fractures

10.2 30.5 25.1 27.6 25.3

Cuts, lacerations, punctures

12.4 37.6 35.1 36.8 34.3

Bruises, contusions

10.9 17.0 16.6 17.1 13.6

Heat burns

1.9 2.6 2.7 1.9 2.1

Chemical burns

0.8 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.5

Amputations

0.9 1.8 2.4 1.9 1.7

Carpal tunnel syndrome

1.4 1.4 1.7 1.0 1.3

Tendonitis

0.5 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.3

Multiple injuries

5.0 10.2 10.1 10.2 8.2

With fractures

1.1 3.1 3.0 2.7 2.5

With sprains

1.9 3.3 3.0 3.9 2.8

Soreness, Pain

11.3 16.9 17.1 15.7 17.2

Back pain

3.8 6.8 6.5 5.4 5.8

All other

21.4 46.3 39.8 42.1 38.1
 

Part of body affected:

 

Head

8.9 19.8 18.4 19.6 17.9

Eye

3.9 10.7 10.6 9.7 10.1

Neck

1.9 3.1 3.5 3.6 3.2

Trunk

43.4 82.8 79.5 73.8 63.9

Back

27.1 52.7 51.2 46.0 40.2

Shoulder

8.2 13.0 13.0 12.2 10.9

Upper extremities

29.6 61.4 59.1 57.3 55.0

Finger

11.5 24.3 23.5 24.0 23.5

Hand, except finger

5.3 12.5 11.5 10.9 11.4

Wrist

5.3 10.2 8.8 7.8 7.0

Lower extremities

28.3 64.4 59.4 59.8 57.5

Knee

10.3 22.2 21.4 19.3 20.9

Foot, toe

6.2 15.0 10.9 13.1 11.4

Body systems

2.0 2.8 1.7 2.5 2.4

Multiple

12.5 22.9 19.9 20.9 17.8

All other

1.2 2.2 2.2 2.0 1.7
 

Source of injury, illness:

 

Chemicals, chemical products

2.1 2.3 2.6 2.5 2.5

Containers

15.9 12.6 10.7 10.4 10.7

Furniture, fixtures

4.9 4.4 3.1 4.3 3.4

Machinery

8.4 16.4 16.4 14.8 15.7

Parts and materials

13.5 56.5 52.0 56.0 50.0

Worker motion or position

17.6 30.3 32.8 31.7 28.3

Floor, ground surfaces

23.2 54.2 50.7 48.8 40.1

Handtools

6.1 24.0 23.1 20.2 19.7

Vehicles

10.9 13.5 13.1 12.8 12.0

Health care patient

5.7 - - (6) 0.0 -

All other

19.5 45.2 39.2 38.0 37.1
 

Event or exposure:

 

Contact with object, equipment

36.2 90.5 82.5 84.8 83.8

Struck by object

17.8 48.2 44.5 46.7 43.3

Struck against object

9.3 22.6 20.2 19.2 20.8

Caught in object, equipment, material

6.4 10.4 8.6 9.4 12.0

Fall to lower level

8.0 33.8 33.3 33.2 26.1

Fall on same level

16.4 23.4 20.2 18.8 17.5

Slips, trips

3.8 7.9 7.1 7.5 6.1

Overexertion

30.8 50.7 48.5 43.5 38.2

Overexertion in lifting

16.3 29.2 26.8 24.0 22.2

Repetitive motion

4.1 4.5 5.2 3.8 3.8

Exposed to harmful substance

6.1 9.4 8.3 8.4 7.4

Transportation accidents

6.1 10.0 9.0 9.4 9.1

Fires, explosions

0.2 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.8

Assault, violent act

2.4 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.7

by person

1.7 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.2

by other

0.7 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

All other

13.6 28.0 28.1 28.8 26.1

Footnotes
(1) Incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 10,000 full-time workers and were calculated as: (N / EH) X 20,000,000 where,
N = number of injuries and illnesses,
EH = total hours worked by all employees during the calendar year,
20,000,000 = base for 10,000 full-time equivalent workers (working 40 hours per week, 50 weeks per year).
(2) Days away from work cases include those that result in days away from work with or without job transfer or restriction.
(3) Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
(4) Data for mining (Sector 21 in the North American Industry Classification System -- United States, 2002) include establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rules and reporting, such as those in oil and gas extraction and related support activities. Data for mining operators in coal, metal, and nonmetal mining are provided to BLS by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Independent mining contractors are excluded from the coal, metal, and nonmetal mining industries. These data do not reflect the changes Occupational Safety and Health Administration made to its recordkeeping requirements effective January 1, 2002; therefore estimates for these industries are not comparable with estimates for other industries.
(5) Data for employers in railroad transportation are provided to BLS by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. These data do not reflect the changes Occupational Safety and Health Administration made to its recordkeeping requirements effective January 1, 2002; therefore estimates for these industries are not comparable with estimates for other industries.
(6) Rounded to zero

NOTE: Because of rounding and data exclusion of nonclassifiable responses, data may not sum to the totals. Dashes indicate data that do not meet publication guidelines. The scientifically selected probability sample used was one of many possible samples, each of which could have produced different estimates. A measure of sampling variability for each estimate is available upon request -- please contact iifstaff@bls.gov or call (202) 691-6170.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Feb 22, 2008