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Workplace injury and illness rates by industry in 2007

October 27, 2008

Between 2006 and 2007, the workplace injury and illness incidence rate declined in 5 of the 19 private industry sectors and was statistically unchanged in the remaining 14 industry sectors.

Incidence rates for industry sectors with declines in workplace injury and illness rates from 2006 to 2007
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The industry sectors with declines were agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting; mining; construction; manufacturing; and health care and social assistance.

Overall, the incidence rate for private industry decreased from 4.4 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers in 2006 to 4.2 cases in 2007..

These data from the BLS Injuries and Illnesses and Fatalities program. Additional information is available from "Workplace Injuries and Illnesses in 2007," (PDF) (HTML) news release USDL 08-1498.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Workplace injury and illness rates by industry in 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/oct/wk4/art01.htm (visited April 20, 2014).

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