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Injury and illness rates down in 2004

November 22, 2005

Goods-producing industries as a whole had an injury and illness rate of 6.5 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers, while services-providing industries as a whole had a rate of 4.2 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers. Both of these rates declined by 0.2 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers from the rates reported for 2003.

Injury and illness rates per 100 equivalent full-time workers, by sector, 2003 and 2004
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Among the goods-producing industry sectors, incidence rates during 2004 ranged from 3.8 cases per 100 full-time workers in mining to 6.6 cases per 100 full-time workers in manufacturing.

Within the service-providing industry sectors, incidence rates ranged from 0.9 cases per 100 full-time workers in the finance and insurance sector to 7.3 cases per 100 full-time workers in transportation and warehousing.

Data from the BLS Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities program provide a wide range of information about workplace injuries and illnesses by industry sector. Additional information is available from Workplace injuries and illnesses in 2004 (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 05-2195.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Injury and illness rates down in 2004 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/nov/wk3/art02.htm (visited December 18, 2014).

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