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Table 16. Incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers by selected worker occupation and events or exposures, private industry, state government, and local government, 2013



     TABLE 16. 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 events or exposures, private industry, state government, and local government, 2013
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                                   |           |                                                                                           Event or exposure leading to injury or illness                                                                                          
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                                   |           |              Contact with objects             |           |           |           |  Overexertion and bodily reaction |           |     Transportation    |           |   Violence and other injuries by persons or   |           
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                                   |   Total   |                                               |           |           |           |                                   |Exposure to|       incidents       |           |                     animal                    |           
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             Occupation(3)         | incidence |           |           |           |           |    Fall   |    Fall   |   Slips   |           |           |           |  harmful  |                       |           |                                               |           
                                   |    rate   |           |           |           | Caught in |     to    |     on    |     or    |           |   Over-   |           | substances|           |           |   Fires   |           |           |           |           |    All    
                                   |           |           |   Struck  |   Struck  |     or    |   lower   |    same   |   trips   |           |exertion in|           |     or    |           |           |    and    |           |Intentional| Injury by |           |   other   
                                   |           |   Total   |     by    |  against  | compressed|   level   |   level   |  without  |   Total   |   lift-   | Repetitive|  environ- |           |  Roadway  | explosions|           | injury by |person--un-| Animal and| events(4) 
                                   |           |           |   object  |   object  |     by    |           |           |    fall   |           |  ing/low- |   motion  |   ments   |   Total   | incidents |           |   Total   |   other   |intentional|   insect  |           
                                   |           |           |           |           | equipment |           |           |           |           |   ering   |           |           |           |           |           |           |   person  | or intent |  related  |           
                                   |           |           |           |           | or object |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |  unknown  |           |           
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                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
          Total....................|   109.4   |    25.3   |    14.4   |     5.9   |     3.5   |     5.4   |    17.4   |     4.4   |    37.7   |    12.2   |     2.7   |     4.8   |     5.6   |     4.1   |     0.2   |     7.1   |     2.8   |     2.8   |     1.4   |     1.0   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Bus drivers, transit and      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      intercity....................|   676.8   |    83.0   |    26.6   |    31.0   |    11.1   |    19.1   |    56.8   |    28.7   |   162.4   |    14.4   |    17.4   |    25.6   |   270.7   |   259.8   |     -     |    29.7   |    13.0   |     2.7   |    13.4   |     -     
     Police and sheriffs patrol    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      officers.....................|   490.9   |    34.2   |    13.7   |    16.9   |     2.0   |     9.5   |    50.5   |    28.3   |   108.6   |    10.2   |     2.8   |    23.9   |    83.0   |    73.0   |      .6   |   142.0   |    48.3   |    86.1   |     7.1   |     2.0   
     Firefighters..................|   456.7   |    66.9   |    32.5   |    26.8   |     4.1   |    18.7   |    31.2   |    34.3   |   249.6   |    79.9   |      .7   |    34.4   |     7.1   |     5.1   |     3.7   |     6.1   |     -     |     2.4   |     3.5   |     2.6   
     Correctional officers and     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      jailers......................|   420.6   |    48.9   |    24.1   |    15.3   |     6.4   |    13.2   |    60.0   |    23.0   |    96.2   |    15.3   |     3.0   |    18.7   |     5.9   |     3.9   |     -     |   152.1   |    48.7   |    97.2   |     2.9   |     1.2   
     Nursing assistants............|   392.8   |    32.3   |    17.2   |     9.9   |     3.4   |     3.3   |    60.0   |    10.7   |   212.3   |    49.6   |     1.1   |     7.4   |     3.5   |     2.8   |     -     |    60.9   |    31.7   |    24.3   |     4.6   |     1.9   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Telecommunications line       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      installers and repairers.....|   387.0   |    69.5   |    53.1   |    10.8   |     3.9   |    26.4   |    23.0   |    48.2   |   184.3   |    26.6   |     7.1   |    13.6   |    15.4   |    14.9   |     -     |     5.2   |     -     |     -     |     5.2   |     -     
     Highway maintenance workers...|   373.5   |    87.7   |    40.4   |    32.7   |     8.7   |    28.1   |    70.5   |    18.6   |   105.9   |    34.8   |     8.8   |     6.0   |    49.3   |    38.9   |     -     |     2.1   |     -     |     -     |     2.1   |     4.4   
     Heating, air conditioning, and|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      refrigeration mechanics and  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      installers...................|   329.8   |    92.4   |    50.6   |    28.4   |     5.6   |    30.5   |    23.4   |    21.5   |   108.4   |    26.3   |     2.3   |    24.7   |    16.5   |    16.5   |     2.9   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     1.8   
     Heavy and tractor-trailer     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      truck drivers................|   328.4   |    58.9   |    33.3   |    13.8   |     8.8   |    32.8   |    47.4   |    18.0   |   108.5   |    28.0   |     2.9   |     5.6   |    47.1   |    41.9   |      .2   |     2.6   |      .5   |      .2   |     1.9   |     1.1   
     Light truck or delivery       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      services drivers.............|   327.8   |    51.9   |    30.9   |    10.8   |     7.8   |    19.1   |    48.6   |    14.6   |   135.1   |    53.5   |     2.8   |     4.4   |    42.1   |    36.8   |     1.3   |     5.8   |      .3   |      .5   |     5.0   |     2.7   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Food preparation workers......|   320.7   |   138.0   |    83.3   |    33.5   |    19.7   |     5.2   |    64.6   |     9.5   |    63.2   |    26.9   |     6.6   |    35.2   |      .7   |      .4   |      .6   |     1.6   |      .3   |     1.1   |     -     |     1.8   
     Laborers and freight, stock,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and material movers, hand....|   303.5   |   104.4   |    64.4   |    17.3   |    18.7   |    11.4   |    27.2   |     9.4   |   123.1   |    54.5   |     5.5   |     7.3   |    12.8   |     2.6   |      .1   |     2.4   |      .1   |      .7   |     1.5   |     3.1   
     Construction laborers.........|   301.7   |   127.7   |    90.7   |    14.9   |    17.8   |    35.1   |    28.8   |     8.7   |    74.7   |    28.9   |     1.5   |     8.3   |    12.9   |     7.2   |      .5   |     1.6   |     -     |     -     |     1.4   |     1.8   
     Plumbers, pipefitters, and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      steamfitters.................|   290.6   |   108.8   |    43.7   |    25.0   |     9.1   |    15.2   |    24.9   |     3.9   |   113.7   |    53.0   |     4.5   |    15.3   |     6.4   |     5.9   |     -     |      .7   |     -     |     -     |      .7   |     1.1   
     Painters, construction and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      maintenance..................|   281.6   |    60.3   |    18.5   |    12.1   |    18.5   |    87.7   |    16.0   |     7.9   |    89.9   |    27.6   |     2.3   |    11.8   |     2.2   |     -     |     -     |     1.8   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Maids and housekeeping        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cleaners.....................|   277.3   |    56.5   |    29.2   |    18.2   |     5.4   |    13.4   |    62.1   |     9.7   |   115.8   |    31.4   |    11.6   |     9.2   |     3.3   |     2.4   |     -     |     2.9   |      .6   |      .3   |     2.0   |     3.1   
     Maintenance and repair        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      workers, general.............|   261.9   |    66.9   |    33.9   |    17.8   |     8.8   |    19.7   |    31.3   |     8.9   |   104.1   |    34.1   |     3.3   |    14.4   |     5.7   |     3.1   |     3.6   |     3.1   |      .4   |      .3   |     2.5   |     2.7   
     Janitors and cleaners, except |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      maids and housekeeping       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cleaners.....................|   258.8   |    55.4   |    30.3   |    15.3   |     6.3   |    15.4   |    50.1   |    12.1   |    98.1   |    39.4   |     4.3   |    12.1   |     5.1   |     3.2   |      .1   |     4.4   |      .7   |      .5   |     3.2   |     5.0   
     Bus and truck mechanics and   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      diesel engine specialists....|   254.6   |    99.9   |    69.6   |    15.7   |     9.2   |    10.8   |    20.1   |     7.9   |    80.5   |    25.0   |     3.9   |    13.5   |     7.2   |     3.8   |     -     |      .8   |     -     |     -     |     -     |    13.2   
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     Carpenters....................|   229.0   |    97.4   |    53.5   |    23.3   |    16.4   |    18.1   |    29.2   |     6.6   |    67.3   |    32.8   |     3.2   |     1.7   |     2.1   |     1.7   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     1.4   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Cooks, institution and        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cafeteria....................|   213.4   |    58.4   |    41.3   |    12.0   |     4.3   |     4.5   |    47.6   |     5.4   |    64.1   |    34.1   |     9.3   |    31.0   |      .7   |     -     |     -     |      .9   |     -     |      .6   |     -     |     -     
     Automotive body and related   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      repairers....................|   211.9   |   107.1   |    44.6   |    40.4   |     6.8   |    33.0   |     5.4   |     3.9   |    55.0   |    10.5   |     -     |     -     |     4.3   |     4.0   |     -     |     1.3   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     
     Telecommunications equipment  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      installers and repairers,    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      except line installers.......|   206.4   |    36.9   |    28.6   |     6.8   |     -     |    22.6   |    11.2   |    10.9   |    96.8   |    12.1   |     4.2   |     6.0   |    11.2   |    10.9   |     -     |     7.5   |     4.5   |     -     |     3.0   |     1.1   
     Nonfarm animal caretakers.....|   201.1   |    42.6   |    24.4   |    18.2   |     -     |     2.9   |    14.0   |     2.1   |    71.1   |    18.2   |     3.0   |     3.9   |     -     |     -     |     -     |    63.4   |     -     |     -     |    63.2   |     -     
     Bus drivers, school or special|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      client.......................|   190.5   |    23.1   |    10.8   |     6.5   |     1.0   |     7.1   |    47.7   |    11.6   |    43.3   |     4.9   |     1.7   |     2.6   |    44.7   |    40.1   |     -     |     7.5   |     3.3   |     3.0   |     1.1   |     2.4   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Landscaping and groundskeeping|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      workers......................|   189.7   |    59.3   |    29.9   |    13.2   |     9.7   |    11.6   |    16.8   |     8.5   |    56.7   |    16.4   |     3.7   |     7.7   |    15.4   |     6.8   |     -     |     6.6   |     -     |     1.2   |     5.4   |     5.6   
     First-line                    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      supervisors/managers of      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      housekeeping and janitorial  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      workers......................|   185.4   |    30.4   |    16.8   |    10.7   |     1.4   |     9.6   |    50.3   |     4.7   |    74.3   |    21.1   |     1.3   |     3.4   |     6.2   |     5.1   |     -     |     4.6   |     3.2   |     -     |     1.4   |     1.6   
     Dining room and cafeteria     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      attendants and bartender     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      helpers......................|   183.4   |    64.4   |    37.7   |    24.1   |     1.6   |     2.4   |    35.7   |     4.5   |    60.4   |    29.8   |     2.2   |    10.6   |      .8   |     -     |     -     |     1.8   |     1.0   |      .7   |     -     |     1.9   
     Automotive service technicians|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and mechanics................|   183.0   |    73.9   |    41.0   |    16.6   |     6.3   |     7.9   |    12.6   |     3.0   |    71.5   |    24.0   |     3.3   |     5.2   |     4.8   |     3.7   |      .9   |     2.1   |     -     |      .9   |     1.2   |     1.1   
     Welders, cutters, solderers,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and brazers..................|   182.6   |   101.0   |    60.0   |    12.4   |    10.5   |     5.5   |    14.4   |     5.6   |    36.1   |    11.5   |     5.6   |    16.3   |     -     |     -     |      .8   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     1.1   
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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 Includes nonclassifiable responses.
       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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