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Table 2. Number, median days away from work, and incidence rate for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by ownership, industry, and nature of injury, 2012


     TABLE 2. Number, median days away from work(1), and incidence rate(2) for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(3) by ownership, industry, and nature of injury, 2012
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                                   |           |           |           |                                                         Nature of injury or illness(4)                                                        
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                                   |           |Median days| Incidence |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                Industry           |   Number  | away from |    rate   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           | Tendonitis|  Multiple | Soreness, |           
                                   |           |    work   |           |  Sprains, |           |   Cuts,   |           |  Bruises, |    Heat   |  Chemical |   Carpal  | (other or | traumatic | pain, in- |    All    
                                   |           |           |           |  strains, | Fractures |lacerations|Amputations| contusions| (thermal) |   burns   |   tunnel  |    un-    |  injuries |  cluding  |   other   
                                   |           |           |           |   tears   |           |           |           |           |   burns   |           |  syndrome | specified)|  and dis- |    back   | natures(5)
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |   orders  |           |           
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     Total private, State and local|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      government...................| 1,153,980 |      9    |   112.4   |     43.2  |      8.2  |      7.9  |      0.5  |      9.5  |      1.6  |      0.3  |      0.8  |      0.3  |      3.7  |     16.7  |     17.8  
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Total private               |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        industry(6)(7)(8)..........|   905,690 |      8    |   102.3   |     38.5  |      8.1  |      8.1  |       .6  |      8.4  |      1.5  |       .4  |       .9  |       .3  |      3.1  |     14.8  |     16.2  
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        Total goods producing......|   222,050 |     10    |   119.7   |     36.9  |     13.0  |     13.0  |      1.6  |      8.5  |      1.7  |       .6  |      1.5  |       .4  |      3.6  |     14.4  |     21.9  
          Natural resources and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
           mining(6)(7)............|    25,040 |     10    |   142.8   |     44.9  |     17.7  |     10.6  |      1.4  |     13.1  |      1.0  |       .6  |       .3  |       .5  |      6.6  |     14.6  |     29.2  
            Agriculture, forestry, |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             fishing, and          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             hunting(6)............|    17,620 |      7    |   195.0   |     54.4  |     22.3  |     18.2  |       .9  |     19.2  |       .6  |       .9  |       .6  |       .9  |     10.4  |     24.2  |     38.4  
            Mining(7)..............|     7,420 |     21    |    87.3   |     34.9  |     12.9  |      2.5  |      2.0  |      6.6  |      1.4  |       .3  |     -     |     -     |      2.5  |      4.4  |     19.4  
          Construction.............|    71,730 |     11    |   143.4   |     43.6  |     17.0  |     17.0  |      1.2  |      9.1  |      1.5  |       .4  |       .4  |       .1  |      3.6  |     21.5  |     25.3  
          Manufacturing............|   125,280 |      9    |   106.2   |     32.9  |     10.6  |     11.7  |      1.8  |      7.6  |      1.9  |       .7  |      2.2  |       .5  |      3.1  |     11.4  |     19.4  
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        Total service providing....|   683,640 |      8    |    97.7   |     38.9  |      6.8  |      6.8  |       .3  |      8.3  |      1.5  |       .3  |       .7  |       .3  |      3.0  |     14.9  |     14.6  
          Trade, transportation and|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
           utilities(8)............|   277,520 |     11    |   132.1   |     54.4  |      9.4  |      8.8  |       .5  |     12.2  |      1.1  |       .3  |       .8  |       .4  |      4.1  |     19.0  |     20.0  
            Wholesale trade........|    58,330 |     10    |   107.7   |     44.7  |      9.1  |      6.9  |       .6  |      8.1  |      1.3  |       .2  |       .8  |       .2  |      3.9  |     15.1  |     15.7  
            Retail trade...........|   125,650 |      7    |   113.7   |     44.3  |      7.4  |     10.1  |       .3  |     11.8  |      1.2  |       .2  |       .9  |       .2  |      3.4  |     15.5  |     17.2  
            Transportation and     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             warehousing...........|    89,260 |     20    |   222.9   |     97.7  |     15.5  |      8.6  |       .6  |     20.1  |       .6  |       .6  |       .6  |      1.1  |      6.7  |     35.4  |     33.9  
            Utilities..............|     4,280 |     13    |    79.2   |     36.6  |      7.5  |      3.4  |       .5  |      3.7  |       .6  |       .5  |       .8  |     -     |       .8  |      9.2  |     14.7  
          Information..............|    15,350 |     13    |    63.2   |     30.4  |      4.3  |      2.1  |       .3  |      4.4  |       .2  |     -     |       .8  |       .3  |      1.5  |      6.6  |     11.6  
          Financial activities.....|    25,790 |      7    |    38.2   |     14.9  |      2.9  |      3.1  |     -     |      2.7  |       .1  |       .1  |       .9  |       .1  |      1.1  |      5.5  |      6.6  
            Real estate and rental |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             and leasing...........|    17,220 |      6    |   102.6   |     47.0  |      5.6  |      9.7  |       .2  |      4.8  |       .3  |       .2  |       .5  |     -     |      2.7  |     15.4  |     15.2  
          Professional and business|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
           services................|    70,330 |      8    |    52.0   |     16.3  |      5.5  |      4.2  |       .2  |      3.5  |       .3  |       .4  |       .3  |       .1  |      1.7  |      8.6  |      8.8  
            Professional,          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             scientific, and       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             technical services....|    15,060 |      5    |    21.2   |      5.5  |      2.4  |      1.0  |       .2  |      1.1  |       .2  |       .1  |       .1  |       .1  |       .7  |      2.7  |      4.4  
            Management of companies|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             and enterprises.......|     5,460 |      8    |    29.5   |     10.8  |      3.7  |      1.2  |     -     |      1.9  |       .2  |     -     |       .5  |     -     |      1.3  |      4.9  |      4.5  
            Administrative and     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             support and waste     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             management and        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             remediation services..|    49,820 |     10    |   109.3   |     35.3  |     11.1  |     10.6  |       .4  |      7.9  |       .4  |       .9  |       .5  |       .3  |      3.5  |     19.3  |     17.4  
          Education and health     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
           services................|   178,330 |      6    |   121.8   |     57.6  |      6.5  |      3.2  |       .1  |     11.0  |      1.0  |       .3  |       .8  |       .3  |      4.1  |     20.0  |     15.6  
            Educational services...|     9,970 |      5    |    55.5   |     18.7  |      5.3  |      3.2  |       .2  |      6.2  |       .4  |       .1  |       .4  |     -     |      2.9  |      7.8  |      9.9  
            Health care and social |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             assistance............|   168,360 |      6    |   131.1   |     63.0  |      6.7  |      3.2  |       .1  |     11.6  |      1.1  |       .3  |       .8  |       .4  |      4.3  |     21.7  |     16.4  
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          Leisure and hospitality..|    89,480 |      6    |   103.1   |     30.1  |      6.8  |     16.0  |       .5  |      8.2  |      6.8  |       .4  |       .6  |       .2  |      2.3  |     16.1  |     14.5  
            Arts, entertainment,   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             and recreation........|    15,480 |      7    |   127.4   |     45.2  |     15.2  |      9.0  |       .3  |      9.6  |      2.3  |       .5  |       .3  |       .5  |      6.3  |     18.5  |     19.1  
            Accommodation and food |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             services..............|    74,010 |      6    |    99.1   |     27.7  |      5.4  |     17.1  |       .5  |      8.0  |      7.6  |       .4  |       .6  |       .1  |      1.7  |     15.7  |     13.8  
          Other services...........|    26,820 |      6    |    92.2   |     28.2  |      7.5  |      7.8  |       .8  |      6.0  |      1.3  |       .5  |       .6  |       .2  |      3.2  |     13.9  |     19.5  
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       Total State                 |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        government(6)(7)(8)........|    66,950 |     10    |   167.7   |     67.3  |      7.8  |      5.3  |       .1  |     17.4  |       .7  |       .2  |       .9  |       .2  |      8.2  |     29.4  |     28.6  
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        Total goods producing......|     1,270 |     11    |   173.2   |     70.5  |      5.6  |      8.5  |     -     |     17.4  |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |      7.4  |     35.3  |     25.2  
          Construction.............|     1,250 |     11    |   175.9   |     71.3  |      5.5  |      8.8  |     -     |     18.0  |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |      7.6  |     35.7  |     25.4  
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        Total service providing....|    65,680 |     10    |   167.6   |     67.2  |      7.8  |      5.2  |       .1  |     17.4  |       .7  |       .2  |       .9  |       .2  |      8.2  |     29.3  |     28.7  
          Education and health     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
           services................|    29,270 |      8    |   144.1   |     59.7  |      6.0  |      3.8  |     -     |     19.6  |       .8  |       .1  |       .5  |       .2  |      5.9  |     25.2  |     20.9  
            Educational services...|     8,980 |      7    |    60.8   |     25.3  |      4.7  |      3.0  |     -     |      7.9  |       .4  |       .1  |       .4  |       .1  |      2.2  |      6.6  |      9.4  
            Health care and social |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             assistance............|    20,290 |      9    |   366.5   |    151.7  |      9.5  |      6.0  |     -     |     51.1  |      1.9  |     -     |       .7  |       .5  |     16.0  |     74.6  |     51.6  
          Public administration....|    31,160 |     13    |   178.1   |     67.0  |      9.8  |      5.5  |       .1  |     12.7  |       .4  |       .2  |      1.3  |       .2  |      9.6  |     32.8  |     36.2  
            Justice, public order, |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             and safety activities |    20,420 |     14    |   286.1   |    110.9  |     14.0  |      9.7  |     -     |     21.9  |       .4  |       .3  |      1.9  |       .3  |     16.0  |     55.9  |     51.7  
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       Total local                 |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        government(6)(7)(8)........|   181,340 |      9    |   177.8   |     74.3  |      9.6  |      7.5  |       .1  |     16.1  |      2.3  |       .2  |       .7  |       .2  |      7.1  |     28.7  |     28.0  
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        Total goods producing......|     3,140 |     10    |   346.2   |    127.9  |     23.7  |     14.2  |     -     |     13.1  |      6.8  |     -     |      6.5  |     -     |      8.2  |     55.0  |     87.2  
          Construction.............|     3,130 |     10    |   347.1   |    128.2  |     23.3  |     14.3  |     -     |     13.1  |      6.8  |     -     |      6.5  |     -     |      8.2  |     55.2  |     87.7  
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        Total service providing....|   178,200 |      9    |   176.3   |     73.8  |      9.5  |      7.4  |       .1  |     16.2  |      2.2  |       .2  |       .7  |       .2  |      7.1  |     28.5  |     27.4  
          Trade, transportation and|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
           utilities(8)............|    13,260 |     21    |   287.0   |    148.2  |      8.9  |     11.6  |      1.0  |     18.6  |      2.8  |     -     |      1.2  |       .5  |      8.0  |     39.7  |     44.8  
            Transportation and     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             warehousing...........|     9,190 |     29    |   391.8   |    202.0  |     11.0  |     10.2  |     -     |     28.2  |      5.3  |     -     |     -     |      1.0  |      8.8  |     60.2  |     61.9  
            Utilities..............|     4,050 |     11    |   180.0   |     93.8  |      6.8  |     12.0  |      2.0  |      8.9  |     -     |     -     |      1.7  |     -     |      7.3  |     18.8  |     27.5  
          Education and health     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
           services................|    69,130 |      8    |   116.4   |     47.3  |      8.1  |      4.5  |       .1  |     12.8  |      1.3  |       .2  |       .3  |       .2  |      5.1  |     20.1  |     15.5  
            Educational services...|    56,140 |      8    |   108.0   |     43.0  |      8.3  |      4.3  |       .1  |     11.6  |      1.3  |       .2  |       .3  |       .2  |      5.2  |     18.1  |     14.9  
            Health care and social |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             assistance............|    13,000 |      7    |   175.4   |     77.4  |      6.9  |      6.5  |     -     |     21.3  |      1.2  |       .3  |       .6  |       .6  |      4.5  |     33.8  |     19.9  
          Public administration....|    86,440 |      9    |   258.2   |    107.3  |     12.0  |     11.2  |       .1  |     20.8  |      2.8  |       .3  |      1.1  |       .2  |     10.3  |     39.8  |     45.8  
            Justice, public order, |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             and safety activities |    38,380 |      9    |   425.0   |    189.4  |     16.6  |     23.9  |     -     |     41.8  |      6.4  |     -     |       .5  |     -     |     16.7  |     62.7  |     57.5  
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       1 Median days away from work is the measure used to summarize the varying lengths of absences from work among the cases with days away from work. Half the cases involved more days and half involved less days
     than a specified median. Median days away from work are represented in actual values.
       2 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 equivalent full-time workers 
              (working 40 hours per week, 50 weeks per year)
       
       3 Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.
       4 Data shown in columns correspond to the following Nature codes:  Sprains, strains, tears = 123; Fractures = 111; Cuts, lacerations, punctures, Total = 132-133; Cuts, lacerations = 132; Punctures = 133;
     Bruises, contusions = 143; Heat burns = 152; Chemical burns = 151; Amputations = 1311; Carpal tunnel syndrome = 2241; Tendonitis (other or unspecified) = 2735; Multiple traumatic injuries and illnesses, Total =
     18; With fractures and other injuries = 183; With sprains and other injuries = 182; Soreness, pain = 1972; All other natures = all remaining codes, including 9999 (Nonclassifiable).  These codes are based on
     the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System 2.01 developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
       5 Includes nonclassifiable responses.
       6 Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
       7 Data for Mining (Sector 21 in the North American Industry Classification System-- United States, 2007) include establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration 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 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
     made to its recordkeeping requirements effective January 1, 2002; therefore, estimates for these industries are not comparable to estimates in other industries.     
       8 Data for employers in rail transportation are provided to BLS by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.  
       
       NOTE:  Dash indicates data do not meet publication guidelines.  Because of rounding and data exclusion of nonclassifiable responses, data may not sum to the totals.
       SOURCE:  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses in cooperation with participating State agencies.

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