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Table 5. Number, incidence rate, and median days away from work for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by injury or illness characteristics and ownership, 2013



     TABLE 5. Number, incidence rate(1), and median days away from work(2) for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(3) by injury or illness
     characteristics and ownership, 2013
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                                   |  Total private, state, and local  |              Private              |               State               |               Local               
                                   |             government            |          industry(4)(5)(6)        |         government(4)(5)(6)       |         government(4)(5)(6)       
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             Characteristic        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           | 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.....................| 1,162,210 |   109.4   |      8    |   917,090 |    99.9   |      8    |    64,990 |   160.1   |     10    |   180,130 |   174.1   |      9    
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Musculoskeletal disorders(7)..|   380,600 |    35.8   |     11    |   307,640 |    33.5   |     11    |    18,410 |    45.3   |     12    |    54,560 |    52.7   |     11    
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Nature of injury or illness:  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Fractures...................|    91,760 |     8.6   |     32    |    77,990 |     8.5   |     34    |     3,160 |     7.8   |     23    |    10,610 |    10.3   |     24    
       Sprains, strains, tears.....|   426,950 |    40.2   |     10    |   327,060 |    35.6   |     10    |    25,960 |    63.9   |     12    |    73,930 |    71.5   |     10    
       Amputations.................|     6,480 |      .6   |     27    |     6,160 |      .7   |     30    |        40 |      .1   |     52    |       280 |      .3   |      9    
       Cuts, lacerations, punctures|    98,680 |     9.3   |      4    |    88,250 |     9.6   |      3    |     2,550 |     6.3   |      5    |     7,880 |     7.6   |      4    
         Cuts, lacerations.........|    79,100 |     7.4   |      4    |    71,150 |     7.7   |      4    |     1,820 |     4.5   |      6    |     6,130 |     5.9   |      3    
         Punctures (except gunshot |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
          wounds)..................|    19,580 |     1.8   |      3    |    17,100 |     1.9   |      3    |       720 |     1.8   |      3    |     1,750 |     1.7   |      4    
       Bruises, contusions.........|    94,960 |     8.9   |      4    |    72,710 |     7.9   |      4    |     6,610 |    16.3   |      5    |    15,640 |    15.1   |      4    
       Chemical burns and          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        corrosions.................|     3,060 |      .3   |      5    |     2,790 |      .3   |      4    |        70 |      .2   |      5    |       190 |      .2   |      5    
       Heat (thermal) burns........|    15,890 |     1.5   |      4    |    13,780 |     1.5   |      4    |       340 |      .8   |      3    |     1,770 |     1.7   |      4    
       Multiple traumatic injuries |    32,610 |     3.1   |     11    |    23,700 |     2.6   |     12    |     2,680 |     6.6   |     13    |     6,220 |     6.0   |      9    
         With sprains..............|    14,320 |     1.3   |      9    |    10,070 |     1.1   |     12    |     1,350 |     3.3   |      7    |     2,900 |     2.8   |      7    
         With fractures............|     6,450 |      .6   |     30    |     5,300 |      .6   |     29    |       250 |      .6   |     37    |       900 |      .9   |     43    
       Soreness, pain..............|   202,620 |    19.1   |      8    |   153,970 |    16.8   |      7    |    13,370 |    32.9   |     11    |    35,280 |    34.1   |      9    
       Carpal tunnel syndrome......|     7,630 |      .7   |     28    |     6,440 |      .7   |     30    |       370 |      .9   |     15    |       830 |      .8   |     20    
       Tendonitis (other or        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        unspecified)...............|     2,710 |      .3   |     14    |     2,290 |      .2   |     15    |       270 |      .7   |      3    |       150 |      .1   |      8    
       All other natures...........|   178,860 |    16.8   |      8    |   141,950 |    15.5   |      8    |     9,580 |    23.6   |      8    |    27,330 |    26.4   |      9    
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     Event or exposure leading to  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      injury or illness:           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Violence and other injuries |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        by persons or animal.......|    75,610 |     7.1   |      6    |    38,500 |     4.2   |      5    |    14,330 |    35.3   |      9    |    22,780 |    22.0   |      9    
        Intentional injury by other|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         person....................|    29,660 |     2.8   |      7    |    13,800 |     1.5   |      5    |     7,370 |    18.1   |      8    |     8,500 |     8.2   |     10    
        Injury by person uninten-  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         tional or intent unknown..|    30,110 |     2.8   |      9    |    11,830 |     1.3   |      6    |     5,990 |    14.7   |     15    |    12,290 |    11.9   |     10    
        Animal and insect related  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         incidents.................|    14,610 |     1.4   |      2    |    11,980 |     1.3   |      2    |       740 |     1.8   |      3    |     1,880 |     1.8   |      3    
       Transportation incidents....|    59,380 |     5.6   |     11    |    44,410 |     4.8   |     12    |     4,000 |     9.9   |      9    |    10,970 |    10.6   |     10    
        Roadway incidents involving|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         motorized land vehicles...|    43,580 |     4.1   |      9    |    30,840 |     3.4   |      9    |     3,390 |     8.3   |      8    |     9,350 |     9.0   |     10    
       Fires and explosions........|     1,780 |      .2   |      8    |     1,470 |      .2   |      6    |        40 |      .1   |      9    |       270 |      .3   |     14    
       Falls, slips, trips.........|   296,130 |    27.9   |     11    |   229,190 |    25.0   |     12    |    15,790 |    38.9   |      9    |    51,160 |    49.4   |     10    
        Slips, trips without fall..|    46,590 |     4.4   |     11    |    35,000 |     3.8   |     11    |     2,400 |     5.9   |     10    |     9,180 |     8.9   |     12    
        Fall on same level.........|   185,230 |    17.4   |     10    |   141,060 |    15.4   |     10    |    10,790 |    26.6   |      8    |    33,380 |    32.3   |      9    
        Fall to lower level........|    57,020 |     5.4   |     20    |    47,120 |     5.1   |     21    |     2,330 |     5.7   |     10    |     7,570 |     7.3   |     16    
       Exposure to harmful         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        substances or enviroments..|    50,540 |     4.8   |      4    |    40,100 |     4.4   |      3    |     2,380 |     5.9   |      5    |     8,070 |     7.8   |      5    
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       Contact with object,        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        equipment..................|   268,380 |    25.3   |      5    |   232,570 |    25.3   |      5    |     8,690 |    21.4   |      7    |    27,130 |    26.2   |      6    
        Struck by object or        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         equipment.................|   153,390 |    14.4   |      5    |   133,860 |    14.6   |      5    |     4,410 |    10.9   |      6    |    15,120 |    14.6   |      6    
        Struck against object or   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         equipment.................|    62,510 |     5.9   |      5    |    51,580 |     5.6   |      5    |     2,290 |     5.6   |      8    |     8,630 |     8.3   |      6    
        Caught in or compressed by |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         object or equipment.......|    36,870 |     3.5   |     10    |    33,770 |     3.7   |     10    |     1,090 |     2.7   |      8    |     2,010 |     1.9   |      8    
       Overexertion and bodily     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        reaction...................|   400,090 |    37.7   |     11    |   322,310 |    35.1   |     11    |    19,500 |    48.0   |     13    |    58,270 |    56.3   |     11    
        Overexertion in lifting or |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         lowering..................|   129,220 |    12.2   |     10    |   107,910 |    11.8   |     11    |     4,630 |    11.4   |     12    |    16,680 |    16.1   |     10    
        Repetitive motion involving|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         microtasks................|    29,050 |     2.7   |     21    |    24,420 |     2.7   |     22    |     1,200 |     2.9   |     15    |     3,430 |     3.3   |     18    
       All other event or exposures|    10,300 |     1.0   |     11    |     8,560 |      .9   |      8    |       250 |      .6   |     20    |     1,490 |     1.4   |     35    
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     Part of body affected by the  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      injury or illness:           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Head........................|    86,940 |     8.2   |      3    |    69,680 |     7.6   |      3    |     4,700 |    11.6   |      5    |    12,550 |    12.1   |      4    
         Eye(s)....................|    25,290 |     2.4   |      2    |    22,120 |     2.4   |      2    |     1,010 |     2.5   |      2    |     2,160 |     2.1   |      3    
       Neck........................|    17,860 |     1.7   |      7    |    13,430 |     1.5   |      6    |       970 |     2.4   |     12    |     3,460 |     3.3   |     11    
       Trunk.......................|   280,820 |    26.4   |      8    |   226,640 |    24.7   |      8    |    13,470 |    33.2   |     10    |    40,720 |    39.4   |      8    
         Back......................|   212,080 |    20.0   |      7    |   170,450 |    18.6   |      7    |    10,070 |    24.8   |     10    |    31,570 |    30.5   |      7    
       Upper extremities...........|   345,560 |    32.5   |     10    |   286,320 |    31.2   |     10    |    16,240 |    40.0   |     12    |    42,990 |    41.6   |     11    
         Shoulder..................|    86,690 |     8.2   |     24    |    68,500 |     7.5   |     24    |     4,810 |    11.9   |     25    |    13,380 |    12.9   |     23    
         Arm.......................|    52,520 |     4.9   |     11    |    43,580 |     4.7   |     11    |     2,280 |     5.6   |     10    |     6,660 |     6.4   |     11    
         Wrist.....................|    45,080 |     4.2   |     14    |    37,500 |     4.1   |     15    |     2,070 |     5.1   |     12    |     5,510 |     5.3   |     11    
         Hand......................|   139,820 |    13.2   |      6    |   121,500 |    13.2   |      5    |     5,210 |    12.8   |      8    |    13,110 |    12.7   |      7    
       Lower extremities...........|   263,220 |    24.8   |     12    |   202,280 |    22.0   |     12    |    15,250 |    37.6   |     10    |    45,690 |    44.2   |     12    
         Knee......................|   103,920 |     9.8   |     16    |    77,490 |     8.4   |     17    |     6,870 |    16.9   |     11    |    19,570 |    18.9   |     17    
         Ankle.....................|    59,580 |     5.6   |      9    |    45,620 |     5.0   |     10    |     3,310 |     8.1   |      8    |    10,650 |    10.3   |      7    
         Foot......................|    52,590 |     5.0   |      9    |    43,570 |     4.7   |      9    |     1,780 |     4.4   |      7    |     7,240 |     7.0   |      7    
       Body systems................|    25,440 |     2.4   |      4    |    18,570 |     2.0   |      3    |     1,740 |     4.3   |      9    |     5,130 |     5.0   |      6    
       Multiple....................|   129,180 |    12.2   |      9    |    89,870 |     9.8   |      9    |    11,930 |    29.4   |     11    |    27,370 |    26.5   |      9    
       All other parts of body.....|    13,190 |     1.2   |      5    |    10,290 |     1.1   |      5    |       680 |     1.7   |      3    |     2,220 |     2.1   |      6    
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     Source of injury or illness:  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Chemicals and chemical      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        products...................|    13,720 |     1.3   |      3    |    11,580 |     1.3   |      3    |       600 |     1.5   |      3    |     1,530 |     1.5   |      4    
       Containers..................|   122,290 |    11.5   |     10    |   107,490 |    11.7   |     10    |     3,330 |     8.2   |     12    |    11,470 |    11.1   |      8    
       Furniture and fixtures......|    50,710 |     4.8   |      7    |    41,090 |     4.5   |      7    |     2,670 |     6.6   |      6    |     6,950 |     6.7   |      8    
       Machinery...................|    56,170 |     5.3   |     10    |    50,670 |     5.5   |      9    |     1,040 |     2.6   |     10    |     4,460 |     4.3   |     13    
       Parts and materials.........|    85,990 |     8.1   |      8    |    76,130 |     8.3   |      8    |     2,210 |     5.4   |      7    |     7,650 |     7.4   |      7    
       Person, injured or ill      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        worker.....................|   188,260 |    17.7   |     13    |   143,070 |    15.6   |     13    |    10,620 |    26.2   |     13    |    34,570 |    33.4   |     12    
         Worker motion or position |   177,370 |    16.7   |     13    |   136,200 |    14.8   |     13    |     9,540 |    23.5   |     13    |    31,630 |    30.6   |     12    
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       Person, other than injured  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        or ill worker..............|   114,700 |    10.8   |      8    |    68,900 |     7.5   |      7    |    17,400 |    42.8   |     11    |    28,400 |    27.5   |      9    
         Patient...................|    65,060 |     6.1   |      7    |    48,250 |     5.3   |      7    |    10,790 |    26.6   |     11    |     6,020 |     5.8   |      8    
       Floors, walkways, ground    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        surfaces...................|   189,620 |    17.8   |     10    |   143,460 |    15.6   |     10    |    11,440 |    28.2   |      8    |    34,710 |    33.6   |      9    
       Handtools...................|    49,130 |     4.6   |      5    |    42,480 |     4.6   |      5    |     1,480 |     3.7   |      9    |     5,160 |     5.0   |      6    
       Ladder......................|    22,480 |     2.1   |     24    |    19,980 |     2.2   |     23    |       250 |      .6   |     23    |     2,250 |     2.2   |     26    
       Vehicles....................|   110,680 |    10.4   |     11    |    87,480 |     9.5   |     12    |     6,150 |    15.1   |     12    |    17,050 |    16.5   |     10    
         Trucks....................|    28,000 |     2.6   |     18    |    24,100 |     2.6   |     20    |       820 |     2.0   |     19    |     3,080 |     3.0   |     16    
         Cart, dolly, hand truck   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
          nonpowered...............|    14,310 |     1.3   |     10    |    12,370 |     1.3   |      9    |       650 |     1.6   |     17    |     1,300 |     1.3   |     10    
       All other sources...........|   158,480 |    14.9   |      5    |   124,760 |    13.6   |      5    |     7,790 |    19.2   |      7    |    25,930 |    25.1   |      6    
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       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 equivalent full-time workers 
              (working 40 hours per week, 50 weeks per year)
       
       2 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.
       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 Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
       5 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.     
       6 Data for employers in rail transportation are provided to BLS by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.  
       7 Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) include cases where the nature of the injury or illness is pinched nerve; herniated disc; meniscus tear; sprains, strains, tears; hernia
     (traumatic and nontraumatic); pain, swelling, and numbness; carpal or tarsal tunnel syndrome; Raynaud's syndrome or phenomenon; musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
     diseases and disorders, and when the event or exposure leading to the injury or illness is overexertion and bodily reaction, unspecified; overexertion involving outside
     sources; repetitive motion involving microtasks; other and multiple exertions or bodily reactions; and rubbed, abraded, or jarred by vibration.
       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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