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Table 12. Incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers by injury or illness characteristics, gender, and age groups, all ownerships, 2014


     TABLE 12. Incidence rates(1) for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(2) per 10,000 full-time workers by injury
     or illness characteristics, gender, and age groups, all ownerships, 2014
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                                   |   Total   |         Gender        |                                        Age                                        
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             Characteristic        | incidence |                       |                                                                                   
                                   |    rate   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |    Male   |   Female  |   16-19   |   20-24   |   25-34   |   35-44   |   45-54   |   55-64   |65 and over
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                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         Total.....................|    107.1  |    116.5  |     95.1  |    106.6  |    104.9  |     96.4  |    104.0  |    117.2  |    116.3  |     94.2  
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Musculoskeletal disorders(3)..|     33.8  |     37.5  |     29.7  |     24.2  |     28.1  |     30.5  |     36.2  |     40.4  |     35.8  |     19.7  
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Nature of injury or illness:  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Fractures...................|      8.8  |     10.2  |      7.3  |      7.1  |      7.5  |      6.3  |      6.7  |      9.6  |     13.1  |     18.2  
       Sprains, strains, tears.....|     38.9  |     41.7  |     35.8  |     28.2  |     32.8  |     35.2  |     42.4  |     45.7  |     40.7  |     24.0  
       Amputations.................|       .5  |       .7  |       .1  |       .4  |       .9  |       .4  |       .4  |       .4  |       .4  |       .3  
       Cuts, lacerations, punctures|      8.8  |     12.0  |      4.8  |     19.3  |     15.9  |     10.5  |      7.5  |      7.4  |      6.2  |      5.2  
         Cuts, lacerations.........|      7.3  |     10.2  |      3.7  |     16.6  |     13.5  |      8.1  |      6.2  |      6.3  |      5.5  |      4.8  
         Punctures (except gunshot |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
          wounds)..................|      1.5  |      1.8  |      1.1  |      2.7  |      2.4  |      2.4  |      1.3  |      1.2  |       .7  |       .4  
       Bruises, contusions.........|      9.0  |      8.3  |     10.0  |     10.8  |      9.0  |      8.4  |      8.2  |      9.0  |     10.8  |     10.5  
       Chemical burns and          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        corrosions.................|       .3  |       .5  |       .2  |       .7  |       .6  |       .4  |       .3  |       .3  |       .4  |       .1  
       Heat (thermal) burns........|      1.3  |      1.3  |      1.3  |      7.5  |      2.7  |      1.5  |      1.1  |       .9  |       .6  |       .7  
       Multiple traumatic injuries |      3.3  |      3.4  |      3.4  |      1.7  |      2.1  |      2.6  |      3.3  |      3.4  |      4.8  |      5.1  
         With sprains..............|      1.5  |      1.3  |      1.8  |       .7  |       .7  |      1.0  |      1.6  |      1.7  |      2.4  |      1.9  
         With fractures............|       .6  |       .8  |       .4  |       .4  |       .6  |       .4  |       .7  |       .6  |      1.0  |      1.0  
       Soreness, pain..............|     18.3  |     18.8  |     18.0  |     13.6  |     15.0  |     15.4  |     17.9  |     21.5  |     21.3  |     17.3  
       Carpal tunnel syndrome......|       .7  |       .5  |      1.1  |     --    |       .1  |       .3  |       .7  |      1.1  |      1.4  |       .5  
       Tendonitis (other or        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        unspecified)...............|       .2  |       .2  |       .3  |     --    |       .2  |       .2  |       .2  |       .3  |       .2  |       .2  
       All other natures...........|     16.9  |     18.9  |     12.9  |     17.4  |     18.1  |     15.1  |     15.4  |     17.6  |     16.3  |     12.0  
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Event or exposure leading to  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      injury or illness:           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Violence and other injuries |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        by persons or animal.......|      6.8  |      5.9  |      8.0  |      4.0  |      7.0  |      8.3  |      7.9  |      7.3  |      4.2  |      3.2  
        Intentional injury by other|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         person....................|      2.9  |      2.1  |      4.0  |      1.2  |      2.6  |      3.4  |      3.7  |      3.0  |      2.0  |      1.6  
        Injury by person uninten-  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         tional or intent unknown..|      2.5  |      2.3  |      2.8  |      1.0  |      2.3  |      3.0  |      3.0  |      2.9  |      1.5  |       .7  
        Animal and insect related  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         incidents.................|      1.3  |      1.5  |      1.2  |      1.7  |      2.1  |      1.8  |      1.1  |      1.3  |       .7  |       .8  
       Transportation incidents....|      5.8  |      7.5  |      3.6  |      2.6  |      5.2  |      5.4  |      6.1  |      6.1  |      6.5  |      5.1  
        Roadway incidents involving|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         motorized land vehicles...|      4.2  |      5.3  |      2.8  |      1.0  |      3.5  |      3.9  |      4.6  |      4.4  |      4.9  |      3.4  
       Fires and explosions........|       .2  |       .3  |       .1  |       .2  |       .2  |       .2  |       .2  |       .2  |       .1  |       .1  
       Falls, slips, trips.........|     29.3  |     27.6  |     31.9  |     18.1  |     18.8  |     19.7  |     25.7  |     34.1  |     44.3  |     49.5  
        Slips, trips without fall..|      4.4  |      5.0  |      3.9  |      3.2  |      3.7  |      3.6  |      4.5  |      5.6  |      5.1  |      3.3  
        Fall on same level.........|     18.8  |     14.6  |     24.6  |     10.6  |     10.8  |     11.2  |     15.4  |     21.4  |     31.5  |     40.3  
        Fall to lower level........|      5.4  |      7.2  |      3.2  |      3.9  |      3.8  |      4.2  |      5.0  |      6.5  |      7.2  |      5.7  
       Exposure to harmful         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        substances or environments |      4.3  |      4.5  |      4.1  |     11.5  |      6.5  |      4.6  |      4.2  |      3.8  |      3.1  |      1.6  
       Contact with object,        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        equipment..................|     23.8  |     30.6  |     15.5  |     43.9  |     37.4  |     25.4  |     21.4  |     23.0  |     19.9  |     13.2  
        Struck by object or        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         equipment.................|     13.4  |     17.3  |      8.8  |     26.0  |     21.9  |     14.4  |     12.1  |     13.1  |     10.6  |      8.0  
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        Struck against object or   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         equipment.................|      5.5  |      6.7  |      4.1  |     10.4  |      7.2  |      5.7  |      5.2  |      5.3  |      5.2  |      2.9  
        Caught in or compressed by |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         object or equipment.......|      3.5  |      4.8  |      1.9  |      5.5  |      6.2  |      3.8  |      3.1  |      3.2  |      3.1  |      1.8  
       Overexertion and bodily     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        reaction...................|     35.6  |     39.3  |     31.4  |     26.1  |     29.4  |     32.2  |     38.0  |     42.3  |     37.5  |     21.3  
        Overexertion in lifting or |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         lowering..................|     11.0  |     13.4  |      8.3  |      8.7  |     11.6  |     10.1  |     10.9  |     13.5  |     11.1  |      6.4  
        Repetitive motion involving|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         microtasks................|      2.7  |      2.0  |      3.7  |       .8  |      1.3  |      2.0  |      2.9  |      3.3  |      3.8  |      2.1  
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       All other event or exposures|      1.5  |       .8  |       .6  |       .2  |       .4  |       .5  |       .6  |       .6  |       .6  |       .1  
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Part of body affected by the  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      injury or illness:           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Head........................|      7.8  |      8.8  |      6.7  |     11.6  |     11.1  |      7.8  |      7.0  |      7.4  |      7.5  |      7.4  
         Eye(s)....................|      2.2  |      3.1  |      1.1  |      3.2  |      3.7  |      2.5  |      2.1  |      2.2  |      1.5  |       .9  
       Neck........................|      1.5  |      1.4  |      1.6  |       .8  |      1.1  |      1.3  |      1.5  |      1.8  |      1.6  |      1.5  
       Trunk.......................|     24.9  |     28.7  |     20.4  |     16.5  |     21.2  |     24.1  |     26.6  |     27.4  |     25.6  |     22.0  
         Back......................|     18.5  |     20.5  |     16.3  |     12.8  |     16.9  |     19.2  |     20.7  |     20.3  |     17.0  |      9.6  
       Upper extremities...........|     32.0  |     36.0  |     27.5  |     44.8  |     36.3  |     29.0  |     30.1  |     34.3  |     35.6  |     26.0  
         Shoulder..................|      8.2  |      9.4  |      6.9  |      4.1  |      5.3  |      6.1  |      7.1  |     10.3  |     12.4  |      8.2  
         Arm.......................|      4.9  |      5.2  |      4.6  |      7.8  |      3.4  |      3.9  |      5.3  |      5.7  |      5.5  |      5.6  
         Wrist.....................|      4.1  |      3.3  |      5.1  |      3.9  |      4.0  |      3.6  |      3.6  |      4.5  |      5.1  |      4.2  
         Hand......................|     12.7  |     16.3  |      8.3  |     28.3  |     22.1  |     13.9  |     11.4  |     11.2  |     10.5  |      6.4  
       Lower extremities...........|     24.9  |     27.6  |     21.7  |     26.6  |     25.2  |     22.3  |     23.5  |     28.5  |     26.8  |     20.4  
         Knee......................|      9.6  |     10.5  |      8.6  |      7.8  |      7.0  |      8.0  |      8.7  |     12.0  |     12.1  |      8.9  
         Ankle.....................|      5.6  |      6.0  |      5.2  |      7.9  |      7.0  |      5.6  |      6.6  |      5.6  |      4.3  |      3.1  
         Foot......................|      4.8  |      5.6  |      4.0  |      7.6  |      7.3  |      4.8  |      3.8  |      5.0  |      4.7  |      3.9  
       Body systems................|      2.3  |      2.1  |      2.6  |      1.7  |      2.3  |      2.5  |      2.4  |      2.4  |      1.8  |      1.0  
       Multiple....................|     12.2  |     11.0  |     13.9  |      4.3  |      7.3  |      8.8  |     12.3  |     14.8  |     16.7  |     15.1  
       All other parts of body.....|      1.5  |       .8  |       .7  |       .3  |       .6  |       .7  |       .6  |       .6  |       .6  |       .7  
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     Source of injury or illness:  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Chemicals and chemical      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        products...................|      1.3  |      1.4  |      1.2  |      1.9  |      1.5  |      1.4  |      1.3  |      1.2  |      1.2  |       .5  
       Containers..................|     11.0  |     12.8  |      8.8  |     13.0  |     13.3  |     10.1  |     10.7  |     12.5  |     10.7  |      7.5  
       Furniture and fixtures......|      4.4  |      3.9  |      5.0  |      4.4  |      5.0  |      3.4  |      4.0  |      4.7  |      5.3  |      4.9  
       Machinery...................|      5.2  |      7.0  |      2.9  |     11.1  |      7.0  |      5.2  |      4.2  |      5.5  |      4.9  |      3.7  
       Parts and materials.........|      8.0  |     12.6  |      2.2  |      7.3  |      8.6  |      8.0  |      8.2  |      8.7  |      7.7  |      2.8  
       Person, injured or ill      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        worker.....................|     17.1  |     18.5  |     15.6  |     11.5  |     12.8  |     14.6  |     18.4  |     20.2  |     19.1  |     12.5  
         Worker motion or position |     16.2  |     17.6  |     14.6  |     11.1  |     12.0  |     13.8  |     17.4  |     19.2  |     18.3  |     11.7  
       Person, other than injured  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        or ill worker..............|     10.1  |      6.0  |     15.4  |      6.3  |      9.7  |     11.5  |     12.1  |     10.9  |      7.1  |      4.3  
         Patient...................|      5.4  |      2.1  |      9.6  |      2.8  |      5.4  |      6.2  |      6.2  |      5.7  |      4.1  |      1.9  
       Floors, walkways, ground    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        surfaces...................|     19.2  |     15.5  |     24.3  |     11.5  |     11.4  |     12.2  |     15.4  |     22.2  |     31.3  |     38.2  
       Handtools...................|      4.1  |      6.0  |      1.7  |      9.9  |      7.3  |      4.4  |      4.2  |      3.6  |      3.0  |      1.2  
       Ladder......................|      2.0  |      2.8  |       .9  |      1.4  |      1.3  |      1.7  |      1.9  |      2.2  |      2.8  |      1.4  
       Vehicles....................|     10.8  |     14.2  |      6.5  |      8.0  |     10.0  |      9.4  |     11.2  |     11.6  |     12.6  |      9.9  
         Trucks....................|      2.8  |      4.7  |       .3  |       .8  |      1.7  |      2.2  |      3.1  |      3.4  |      3.3  |      2.7  
         Cart, dolly, hand truck   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
          nonpowered...............|      1.4  |      1.4  |      1.4  |      1.1  |      1.3  |      1.1  |      1.3  |      1.5  |      1.8  |      1.2  
       All other sources...........|     14.1  |     15.6  |     10.6  |     20.5  |     17.1  |     14.5  |     12.4  |     13.9  |     10.4  |      7.3  
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       1 The 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
       2 Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.
       3 Musculoskeletal disorders include cases in which 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.
       
       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: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, in cooperation with participating state agencies.

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