November 17, 2011
In private industry, the number of injuries and illness cases involving days away from work decreased 3 percent, to 933,200—a decline from 964,990 in 2009.
In private industry, the three industries with the highest numbers of cases in 2010 were health care and social assistance (176,380), retail trade (131,380), and manufacturing (127,140).
In construction, the number of days-away-from-work cases declined 19 percent, to 74,950. As a result, the construction industry reported fewer cases than transportation and warehousing, with 89,540.
In 2010, the incidence rate—defined as the number of injury and illness cases per 10,000 full-time workers—for private industry was 108 cases per 10,000 full-time workers and was essentially unchanged from the year before (106 in 2009).
In transportation and warehousing, the incidence rate was essentially unchanged from the previous year (227 in 2009) and again had the highest incidence rate (232) of all industry sectors.
These data are from the Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program. To learn more, see "Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away from Work, 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-11-1612.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work in 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20111117.htm (visited December 22, 2014).
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