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Table 4. Number, incidence rate, and median days away from work for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected worker occupation and ownership, 2012


     TABLE 4. Number, incidence rate,(1) and median days away from work(2) for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(3) by selected worker
     occupation(4) and ownership, 2012
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                                   |           Total private,          |              Private              |               State               |               Local               
                                   |    State, and local government    |         industry(5)(6)(7)         |        government(5)(6)(7)        |        government(5)(6)(7)        
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             Occupation(4)         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           | Incidence |Median days|           | Incidence |Median days|           | Incidence |Median days|           | Incidence |Median days
                                   |   Number  |    rate   | away from |   Number  |    rate   | away from |   Number  |    rate   | away from |   Number  |    rate   | away from 
                                   |           |           |    work   |           |           |    work   |           |           |    work   |           |           |    work   
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          Total....................| 1,153,980 |    112.4  |      9    |   905,690 |    102.3  |      8    |    66,950 |    167.7  |     10    |   181,340 |    177.8  |      9    
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     Bus drivers, transit and      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      intercity....................|     9,650 |    851.5  |     19    |     2,410 |    416.7  |     10    |     2,260 |     -     |     20    |     4,980 |  1,025.6  |     27    
     Police and sheriffs patrol    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      officers.....................|    32,190 |    570.0  |      8    |       120 |    240.6  |      9    |     3,540 |    502.3  |     15    |    28,520 |    624.4  |      7    
     Correctional officers and     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      jailers......................|    17,290 |    459.1  |     12    |       720 |    347.9  |     15    |    11,340 |    480.4  |     17    |     5,230 |    406.3  |      9    
     Firefighters..................|    13,380 |    442.9  |     10    |       140 |    110.0  |     16    |        80 |    122.9  |      3    |    13,160 |    504.0  |     10    
     Nursing assistants............|    44,100 |    425.8  |      6    |    38,010 |    398.8  |      5    |     2,210 |    767.1  |      9    |     3,890 |    700.9  |      6    
     Emergency medical technicians |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and paramedics...............|     8,130 |    419.4  |      7    |     5,510 |    450.8  |      6    |       130 |     -     |     32    |     2,490 |    375.0  |      7    
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     Laborers and freight, stock,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and material movers, hand....|    63,690 |    390.6  |     10    |    60,640 |    376.6  |     10    |       430 |    544.6  |      9    |     2,630 |  1,093.1  |     10    
     Light truck or delivery       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      services drivers.............|    25,220 |    356.5  |     14    |    24,620 |    349.2  |     14    |        20 |     -     |     43    |       580 |    921.7  |     19    
     Nonfarm animal caretakers.....|     3,400 |    318.7  |      4    |     3,250 |    312.8  |      4    |        60 |     -     |     10    |        90 |    332.0  |      8    
     Heating, air conditioning, and|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      refrigeration mechanics and  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      installers...................|     6,520 |    317.9  |     12    |     6,230 |    323.3  |     12    |       100 |    191.2  |      5    |       190 |    232.6  |     17    
     Food preparation workers......|    14,980 |    303.7  |      5    |    13,510 |    296.2  |      5    |       290 |    495.5  |      7    |     1,180 |    375.5  |      8    
     Maids and housekeeping        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cleaners.....................|    19,350 |    301.0  |      7    |    18,020 |    290.4  |      7    |       520 |    780.7  |      5    |       820 |    435.3  |      5    
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     Heavy and tractor-trailer     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      truck drivers................|    41,840 |    292.2  |     18    |    40,440 |    283.7  |     19    |       140 |     -     |     20    |     1,270 |    767.7  |     14    
     Maintenance and repair        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      workers, general.............|    29,800 |    285.3  |      9    |    23,470 |    267.1  |      9    |     1,440 |    359.4  |     11    |     4,890 |    393.4  |      9    
     Construction laborers.........|    18,630 |    280.0  |     10    |    17,660 |    275.4  |     11    |       130 |     -     |      7    |       850 |    337.9  |      6    
     Driver/sales workers..........|     9,730 |    267.5  |     13    |     9,680 |    263.6  |     13    |        30 |     -     |     25    |        20 |     -     |     60    
     Janitors and cleaners, except |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      maids and housekeeping       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cleaners.....................|    38,610 |    262.6  |     11    |    21,970 |    199.0  |     10    |     2,890 |    482.1  |     11    |    13,750 |    456.4  |     13    
     Automotive service technicians|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and mechanics................|    12,350 |    232.3  |      8    |    11,670 |    227.7  |      7    |        90 |    131.0  |      6    |       600 |    383.3  |      9    
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     Carpenters....................|    10,810 |    229.5  |     11    |    10,080 |    218.7  |     10    |       260 |    683.0  |     23    |       470 |    493.2  |     44    
     Landscaping and groundskeeping|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      workers......................|    14,900 |    227.7  |      7    |    11,150 |    196.1  |      6    |       690 |    442.9  |      6    |     3,060 |    437.3  |     14    
     Bus and truck mechanics and   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      diesel engine specialists....|     4,880 |    226.8  |     10    |     3,500 |    188.9  |      9    |       490 |  1,239.9  |      7    |       890 |    352.8  |     24    
     Telecommunications line       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      installers and repairers.....|     2,820 |    225.6  |     22    |     2,800 |    224.6  |     22    |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     
     Food servers, nonrestaurant...|     3,200 |    216.8  |      6    |     2,660 |    186.6  |      5    |       240 |     -     |     13    |       290 |    648.3  |     10    
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