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Table 14. 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, private industry, state government, and local government, 2013



     TABLE 14. 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, private industry, state government, and local government, 2013
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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.....................|    109.4  |    119.2  |     97.0  |    110.5  |    102.4  |    101.0  |    108.1  |    119.9  |    114.5  |     96.7  
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Musculoskeletal disorders(3)..|     35.8  |     39.6  |     31.2  |     19.3  |     28.3  |     33.0  |     38.8  |     41.7  |     37.2  |     21.4  
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Nature of injury or illness:  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Fractures...................|      8.6  |      9.9  |      7.1  |      5.4  |      6.8  |      6.6  |      7.0  |      9.7  |     11.9  |     16.5  
       Sprains, strains, tears.....|     40.2  |     42.5  |     37.2  |     25.7  |     32.6  |     36.6  |     43.5  |     46.6  |     41.3  |     26.5  
       Amputations.................|       .6  |      1.0  |       .1  |       .7  |      1.3  |       .4  |       .6  |       .6  |       .5  |       .5  
       Cuts, lacerations, punctures|      9.3  |     12.6  |      5.1  |     21.1  |     15.4  |     10.9  |      8.3  |      8.1  |      6.4  |      6.0  
         Cuts, lacerations.........|      7.4  |     10.3  |      3.8  |     19.1  |     13.0  |      8.1  |      6.5  |      6.6  |      5.3  |      5.2  
         Punctures (except gunshot |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
          wounds)..................|      1.8  |      2.3  |      1.3  |      2.1  |      2.4  |      2.7  |      1.9  |      1.5  |      1.1  |       .8  
       Bruises, contusions.........|      8.9  |      8.0  |     10.0  |     12.3  |      9.3  |      8.1  |      8.8  |      8.5  |      9.6  |     12.2  
       Chemical burns and          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        corrosions.................|       .3  |       .4  |       .1  |       .5  |       .3  |       .3  |       .3  |       .3  |       .3  |     -     
       Heat (thermal) burns........|      1.5  |      1.7  |      1.2  |      8.1  |      2.6  |      1.6  |      1.4  |      1.1  |       .9  |       .7  
       Multiple traumatic injuries |      3.1  |      3.0  |      3.2  |      2.2  |      1.8  |      2.6  |      3.0  |      3.6  |      3.5  |      4.4  
         With sprains..............|      1.3  |      1.1  |      1.6  |      1.2  |       .6  |      1.3  |      1.3  |      1.6  |      1.5  |      1.6  
         With fractures............|       .6  |       .7  |       .6  |       .3  |       .3  |       .4  |       .6  |       .8  |       .9  |       .9  
       Soreness, pain..............|     19.1  |     19.6  |     18.5  |     14.5  |     15.6  |     16.8  |     18.7  |     21.9  |     21.7  |     17.4  
       Carpal tunnel syndrome......|       .7  |       .4  |      1.1  |     -     |       .2  |       .5  |       .8  |      1.1  |      1.0  |       .3  
       Tendonitis (other or        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        unspecified)...............|       .3  |       .2  |       .3  |       .1  |       .3  |       .3  |       .3  |       .3  |       .2  |       .1  
       All other natures...........|     16.8  |     19.9  |     12.9  |     19.9  |     16.1  |     16.4  |     15.5  |     18.2  |     17.2  |     12.2  
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Event or exposure leading to  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      injury or illness:           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Violence and other injuries |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        by persons or animal.......|      7.1  |      6.0  |      8.6  |      3.7  |      6.7  |      8.7  |      8.3  |      7.3  |      4.9  |      3.7  
        Intentional injury by other|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         person....................|      2.8  |      2.0  |      3.8  |      1.6  |      2.5  |      3.3  |      3.1  |      3.0  |      2.0  |      1.4  
        Injury by person uninten-  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         tional or intent unknown..|      2.8  |      2.6  |      3.1  |      1.1  |      2.0  |      3.4  |      3.8  |      2.8  |      2.0  |      1.8  
        Animal and insect related  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         incidents.................|      1.4  |      1.3  |      1.5  |      1.0  |      2.0  |      1.8  |      1.3  |      1.4  |       .8  |       .5  
       Transportation incidents....|      5.6  |      7.0  |      3.7  |      4.2  |      5.0  |      5.3  |      5.8  |      6.6  |      4.8  |      5.8  
        Roadway incidents involving|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         motorized land vehicles...|      4.1  |      5.2  |      2.7  |      1.3  |      3.7  |      3.9  |      4.4  |      4.9  |      3.5  |      3.2  
       Fires and explosions........|       .2  |       .3  |     -     |       .1  |       .2  |       .1  |       .3  |       .1  |       .1  |     -     
       Falls, slips, trips.........|     27.9  |     25.4  |     31.0  |     23.2  |     17.9  |     18.8  |     24.1  |     32.5  |     41.0  |     47.2  
        Slips, trips without fall..|      4.4  |      4.8  |      3.9  |      2.9  |      3.3  |      3.5  |      4.9  |      5.1  |      4.8  |      4.2  
        Fall on same level.........|     17.4  |     13.1  |     23.0  |     16.6  |     10.0  |     10.4  |     13.2  |     20.5  |     28.3  |     36.5  
        Fall to lower level........|      5.4  |      6.7  |      3.7  |      3.4  |      4.0  |      4.2  |      5.3  |      6.2  |      7.0  |      6.2  
       Exposure to harmful         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        substances or enviroments..|      4.8  |      5.0  |      4.4  |     14.2  |      6.3  |      5.1  |      4.4  |      4.5  |      3.6  |      2.9  
       Contact with object,        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        equipment..................|     25.3  |     32.6  |     16.0  |     43.8  |     35.6  |     27.1  |     24.3  |     24.5  |     20.4  |     13.9  
        Struck by object or        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         equipment.................|     14.4  |     18.6  |      9.2  |     25.1  |     21.0  |     16.6  |     13.8  |     13.4  |     11.2  |      7.3  
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       Struck against object or   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         equipment.................|      5.9  |      7.1  |      4.3  |     10.2  |      7.5  |      5.3  |      5.8  |      6.3  |      5.2  |      4.4  
        Caught in or compressed by |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         object or equipment.......|      3.5  |      4.8  |      1.8  |      7.4  |      5.1  |      3.5  |      3.6  |      3.4  |      2.7  |      1.2  
       Overexertion and bodily     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        reaction...................|     37.7  |     41.7  |     32.6  |     20.9  |     30.1  |     35.2  |     40.2  |     43.5  |     39.0  |     22.7  
        Overexertion in lifting or |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         lowering..................|     12.2  |     14.6  |      9.2  |      7.5  |     11.8  |     12.1  |     12.7  |     13.1  |     12.4  |      7.3  
        Repetitive motion involving|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         microtasks................|      2.7  |      1.9  |      3.8  |       .6  |      1.3  |      2.0  |      3.1  |      3.8  |      3.3  |      1.1  
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       All other event or exposures|      1.0  |      1.1  |       .6  |       .5  |       .7  |       .8  |       .7  |       .8  |       .7  |       .6  
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Part of body affected by the  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      injury or illness:           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Head........................|      8.2  |      9.3  |      6.7  |     13.7  |     10.7  |      8.1  |      7.8  |      7.7  |      7.6  |      9.0  
         Eye(s)....................|      2.4  |      3.4  |      1.1  |      3.9  |      3.1  |      3.0  |      2.3  |      2.2  |      1.8  |      1.2  
       Neck........................|      1.7  |      1.7  |      1.6  |       .4  |      1.2  |      1.7  |      1.7  |      2.0  |      1.5  |      2.3  
       Trunk.......................|     26.4  |     30.4  |     21.4  |     18.2  |     22.6  |     25.4  |     27.8  |     28.7  |     26.9  |     21.9  
         Back......................|     20.0  |     22.1  |     17.2  |     14.1  |     18.3  |     20.1  |     22.2  |     21.5  |     18.0  |     12.2  
       Upper extremities...........|     32.5  |     36.5  |     27.5  |     42.3  |     34.6  |     30.3  |     31.8  |     35.1  |     33.3  |     23.4  
         Shoulder..................|      8.2  |      9.1  |      7.0  |      4.2  |      5.4  |      6.1  |      8.1  |     10.4  |     10.2  |      7.7  
         Arm.......................|      4.9  |      5.6  |      4.1  |      3.9  |      3.7  |      3.8  |      5.6  |      5.7  |      5.3  |      5.4  
         Wrist.....................|      4.2  |      3.4  |      5.3  |      3.4  |      3.9  |      4.0  |      3.9  |      4.7  |      5.1  |      3.2  
         Hand......................|     13.2  |     16.6  |      8.8  |     29.3  |     20.6  |     14.7  |     12.3  |     11.8  |     10.3  |      5.8  
       Lower extremities...........|     24.8  |     27.3  |     21.6  |     26.5  |     23.1  |     22.5  |     23.9  |     27.6  |     26.8  |     22.7  
         Knee......................|      9.8  |     10.9  |      8.4  |      6.2  |      7.4  |      7.6  |      9.1  |     12.0  |     12.8  |      9.1  
         Ankle.....................|      5.6  |      5.6  |      5.6  |      8.6  |      6.6  |      6.2  |      5.8  |      5.3  |      4.5  |      3.6  
         Foot......................|      5.0  |      5.7  |      4.0  |      8.0  |      5.6  |      5.0  |      4.4  |      5.4  |      4.6  |      3.9  
       Body systems................|      2.4  |      2.2  |      2.6  |      4.2  |      1.9  |      2.7  |      2.2  |      2.4  |      2.2  |      2.0  
       Multiple....................|     12.2  |     10.4  |     14.4  |      4.8  |      7.2  |      9.1  |     11.6  |     15.5  |     15.5  |     14.1  
       All other parts of body.....|      1.2  |      1.3  |      1.1  |       .6  |      1.1  |      1.1  |      1.2  |       .9  |       .8  |      1.4  
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     Source of injury or illness:  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Chemicals and chemical      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        products...................|      1.3  |      1.4  |      1.2  |      2.4  |      1.1  |      1.3  |      1.2  |      1.5  |      1.3  |       .6  
       Containers..................|     11.5  |     13.3  |      9.3  |     12.2  |     12.3  |     11.3  |     11.4  |     12.1  |     11.5  |      8.9  
       Furniture and fixtures......|      4.8  |      4.2  |      5.5  |      4.1  |      4.0  |      3.9  |      4.8  |      5.7  |      5.2  |      4.0  
       Machinery...................|      5.3  |      7.2  |      2.9  |     10.0  |      8.2  |      4.8  |      4.9  |      5.4  |      4.8  |      3.2  
       Parts and materials.........|      8.1  |     12.9  |      2.0  |      7.4  |      8.0  |      7.8  |      9.4  |      8.7  |      7.2  |      4.4  
       Person, injured or ill      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        worker.....................|     17.7  |     19.1  |     16.1  |     11.0  |     12.3  |     16.0  |     18.4  |     21.3  |     19.0  |     12.6  
         Worker motion or position |     16.7  |     18.2  |     14.9  |      9.6  |     11.7  |     14.7  |     17.4  |     20.3  |     18.0  |     11.9  
       Person, other than injured  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        or ill worker..............|     10.8  |      6.4  |     16.4  |      6.1  |     10.5  |     12.4  |     12.7  |     11.1  |      7.8  |      5.6  
         Patient...................|      6.1  |      2.4  |     10.9  |      3.3  |      6.4  |      6.7  |      6.9  |      6.5  |      4.8  |      2.9  
       Floors, walkways, ground    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        surfaces...................|     17.8  |     14.2  |     22.5  |     15.8  |     10.8  |     11.2  |     14.0  |     20.7  |     28.6  |     35.9  
       Handtools...................|      4.6  |      6.7  |      1.9  |      8.8  |      6.9  |      5.9  |      4.5  |      4.0  |      2.9  |      2.3  
       Ladder......................|      2.1  |      2.8  |      1.2  |      1.0  |      1.7  |      2.0  |      2.0  |      2.3  |      2.6  |      2.2  
       Vehicles....................|     10.4  |     13.6  |      6.4  |     10.3  |      9.1  |      9.3  |     10.5  |     12.5  |      9.9  |      9.5  
         Trucks....................|      2.6  |      4.5  |       .3  |      1.6  |      1.7  |      2.3  |      2.6  |      3.4  |      3.0  |      2.0  
         Cart, dolly, hand truck   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
          nonpowered...............|      1.3  |      1.3  |      1.4  |      1.2  |      1.3  |      1.1  |      1.4  |      1.5  |      1.5  |       .8  
       All other sources...........|     14.9  |     17.4  |     11.5  |     21.3  |     17.7  |     15.2  |     14.3  |     14.5  |     13.7  |      7.5  
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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 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 (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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