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Table 15. Incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers by selected worker occupation and nature of injury or illness, private industry, state government, and local government, 2012


     TABLE 15. Incidence rates(1) for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(2) per 10,000 full-time workers by selected worker occupation(3) and nature of injury or illness, private industry, state
     government, and local government, 2012
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                                   |           |                                                                                 Nature of injury or illness(4)                                                                                
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                                   |           |           |           |    Cuts, lacerations, punctures   |           |           |           |           |           |           |  Multiple traumatic injuries and  |           |           
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                                   |   Total   |           |           |                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |             disorders             |           |           
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             Occupation(3)         | incidence |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |                                   |           |           
                                   |    rate   |  Sprains, |           |           |           |           |  Bruises, |    Heat   |  Chemical |           |   Carpal  |           |           |           |           | Soreness, |    All    
                                   |           |  strains, | Fractures |           |           |           | contusions|   burns   |   burns   |Amputations|   tunnel  | Tendonitis|           |    With   |    With   |    pain   |   other   
                                   |           |   tears   |           |   Total   |   Cuts,   | Punctures |           |           |           |           |  syndrome |           |           | fractures |sprains and|           | natures(5)
                                   |           |           |           |           |lacerations|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |   Total   |    and    |   other   |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |   other   |  injuries |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |  injuries |           |           |           
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                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
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          Total....................|   112.4   |    43.2   |     8.2   |     9.6   |     7.9   |     1.6   |     9.5   |     1.6   |     0.3   |     0.5   |     0.8   |     0.3   |     3.7   |     0.7   |     1.6   |    16.7   |    17.8   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Bus drivers, transit and      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      intercity....................|   851.5   |   451.3   |    17.4   |    20.1   |    15.7   |     4.3   |    62.5   |     4.1   |     -     |     -     |     2.7   |     1.9   |    36.4   |     -     |    27.2   |   120.9   |   132.9   
     Police and sheriffs patrol    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      officers.....................|   570.0   |   229.6   |    31.6   |    38.2   |    25.6   |    12.5   |    51.2   |      .4   |     -     |     -     |      .9   |      .4   |    29.3   |     3.3   |     8.1   |    91.7   |    96.7   
     Correctional officers and     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      jailers......................|   459.1   |   172.9   |    17.3   |    24.2   |    12.1   |    12.1   |    54.7   |      .4   |      .5   |     -     |     1.3   |     -     |    26.0   |     1.0   |    13.9   |    86.3   |    75.2   
     Firefighters..................|   442.9   |   232.4   |     7.2   |    12.2   |    10.8   |     1.4   |    20.1   |    22.6   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |    19.3   |      .9   |    12.0   |    51.8   |    76.4   
     Nursing assistants............|   425.8   |   238.9   |    10.6   |     5.4   |     3.7   |     1.7   |    36.7   |     1.0   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     1.1   |     8.1   |      .5   |     5.5   |    82.4   |    41.3   
     Emergency medical technicians |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and paramedics...............|   419.4   |   246.8   |    11.1   |     2.3   |     1.8   |     -     |    12.3   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     6.4   |     -     |     4.4   |    86.6   |    53.2   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Laborers and freight, stock,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and material movers, hand....|   390.6   |   156.4   |    33.7   |    38.5   |    32.9   |     5.5   |    33.2   |     1.7   |      .9   |     2.0   |     1.8   |     1.1   |    10.3   |     2.4   |     4.1   |    54.3   |    56.6   
     Light truck or delivery       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      services drivers.............|   356.5   |   138.4   |    32.4   |    18.1   |    16.5   |     1.6   |    28.5   |     -     |     -     |     -     |      .8   |      .4   |     8.6   |     2.0   |     3.5   |    72.8   |    56.1   
     Nonfarm animal caretakers.....|   318.7   |    75.2   |    10.1   |    90.1   |    11.2   |    78.9   |    10.9   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |    31.3   |    29.6   |     -     |    19.8   |    77.6   
     Heating, air conditioning, and|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      refrigeration mechanics and  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      installers...................|   317.9   |   138.8   |    22.9   |    28.1   |    24.1   |     4.0   |    15.1   |     7.6   |     2.3   |     1.8   |     -     |     -     |     5.0   |      .9   |     3.5   |    39.3   |    55.5   
     Food preparation workers......|   303.7   |    76.8   |    12.0   |    74.8   |    74.1   |      .7   |    29.9   |    26.5   |      .9   |     1.1   |     2.6   |     -     |     5.4   |      .8   |     3.6   |    41.3   |    32.1   
     Maids and housekeeping        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cleaners.....................|   301.0   |   123.5   |    13.7   |    15.5   |    12.9   |     2.6   |    35.0   |      .4   |     2.4   |     -     |     2.8   |      .6   |     7.7   |      .7   |     4.1   |    61.1   |    38.1   
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     Heavy and tractor-trailer     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      truck drivers................|   292.2   |   124.3   |    29.3   |    12.7   |    11.8   |      .9   |    21.4   |     2.8   |      .9   |      .8   |     2.5   |      .5   |    11.5   |     1.8   |     4.5   |    45.7   |    39.8   
     Maintenance and repair        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      workers, general.............|   285.3   |   114.7   |    26.7   |    31.6   |    27.2   |     4.4   |    15.3   |     4.0   |     3.7   |     2.0   |      .7   |      .3   |     7.4   |     2.4   |     2.4   |    30.4   |    48.3   
     Construction laborers.........|   280.0   |    78.9   |    33.1   |    38.1   |    33.3   |     4.8   |    21.2   |     2.9   |      .8   |     4.5   |      .6   |     -     |     7.3   |     1.9   |     1.5   |    44.6   |    48.0   
     Driver/sales workers..........|   267.5   |   145.9   |    18.0   |     9.9   |     6.9   |     3.0   |    15.1   |     1.2   |     -     |     1.3   |     1.7   |     -     |    14.4   |     7.0   |     4.1   |    24.4   |    35.3   
     Janitors and cleaners, except |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      maids and housekeeping       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cleaners.....................|   262.6   |   113.4   |    17.6   |    15.2   |    13.2   |     2.0   |    22.9   |     1.7   |     2.0   |      .3   |      .7   |      .8   |    10.9   |     2.7   |     5.1   |    39.5   |    37.7   
     Automotive service technicians|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and mechanics................|   232.3   |    73.4   |     8.4   |    30.1   |    26.4   |     3.8   |    18.5   |     7.9   |      .5   |     3.8   |      .9   |     -     |     2.9   |      .5   |     1.5   |    36.3   |    49.7   
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     Carpenters....................|   229.5   |    71.1   |    28.5   |    45.1   |    40.6   |     4.5   |    21.3   |     -     |     -     |     1.2   |     1.5   |     -     |     5.2   |     1.3   |      .8   |    24.4   |    30.9   
     Landscaping and groundskeeping|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      workers......................|   227.7   |    72.7   |    17.4   |    37.4   |    32.4   |     5.0   |    10.6   |      .4   |     -     |     1.4   |      .7   |     -     |     9.2   |     1.5   |     3.7   |    32.6   |    45.0   
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     Bus and truck mechanics and   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      diesel engine specialists....|   226.8   |    91.6   |    10.5   |    29.2   |    23.6   |     5.6   |    17.0   |     2.0   |     1.9   |     2.6   |      .9   |     -     |     6.3   |     -     |     5.0   |    27.8   |    36.8   
     Telecommunications line       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      installers and repairers.....|   225.6   |   121.1   |     7.7   |    17.0   |    13.0   |     4.0   |    11.0   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     2.2   |     -     |     4.2   |     -     |     -     |    18.5   |    43.3   
     Food servers, nonrestaurant...|   216.8   |    73.3   |     8.6   |    19.8   |    19.2   |     -     |    27.0   |    15.3   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |    11.4   |     3.8   |     7.0   |    33.7   |    25.9   
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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 These occupations have at least 0.1% of full-time equivalent employment.
       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.
       
       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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