Occupational Injuries and Illnesses by Selected Characteristics News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EST) Tuesday, November 24, 2009	                                                         USDL-09-1454

Technical information: (202) 691-6170  -  iifstaff@bls.gov  -  www.bls.gov/iif/oshcdnew.htm
Media contact:         (202) 691-5902  -  PressOffice@bls.gov

(This release was reissued on December 4, 2009, to correct the key findings section for the increase in injuries and illnesses for heavy and 
tractor-trailer truck drivers to 4 percent in 2008.  Additionally, it corrects phrasing in the 4th sentence of the first paragraph and 4 rounding 
errors elsewhere in the text.)

                                                NONFATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES AND ILLNESSES
                                                     REQUIRING DAYS AWAY FROM WORK, 2008

Both the rate and the number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work in private industry decreased 7 percent 
from 2007 to 2008, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The rate decreased to 113 per 10,000 full time workers and the number of cases 
decreased by 80,730. There were 1.1 million cases requiring days away from work in private industry out of 3.7 million total recordable cases as 
reported by the BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. Median days away from work -- a key measure of severity of the injuries and 
illnesses -- increased to 8 days in 2008 after holding steady at 7 days for the previous four years.

Key findings for injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work in 2008:

    - The number of cases for construction laborers decreased 8 percent from 2007 to 2008 to a total of 31,310, but the rate 
      (383 cases per 10,000 workers) was unchanged (see tables 4 and 20). 
      
    - The number of cases (28,900) for retail salespersons decreased 12 percent in 2008.  The rate (90.1) decreased by 13 percent.
    
    - The number of cases remained unchanged compared to 2007 for nursing aids, orderlies, and attendants; non-construction laborers; and truck 
      drivers (see chart A). However, the rate for heavy and tractor trailer truck drivers increased in 2008, up by 4 percent from 2007.
      
    - The total number of musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) cases continued to decline to a six-year low (since record keeping definitions changed) of 
      317,440 cases. However, the percentage of MSD cases out of total cases (29 percent in 2008) has not varied greatly since 2005.  
      
    - Despite an overall decrease in the number of injury and illness cases, there were increases in selected categories:
    
        - The number of injuries and illnesses to workers 55 to 64 years old and workers 65 and older increased 3 percent and 13 percent, respectively 
          (see table 1).
          
        - The number of cases for Hispanic or Latino workers in transportation and material moving occupations increased 10 percent to 27,770 cases from 
          2007.
      
The Bureau of Labor Statistics will issue a separate news release in early 2010 highlighting data on injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work 
for State and local government workers, available for 2008 for the first time.
      
(Chart A appears hear in the printed release)
Chart A. Occupations with a high number of days-away-from-work cases, 2005-2008 


Occupation 

Eight occupations had more than 20,000 injuries and illnesses in 2008 (see table 4), as they have every year since 2003. These eight occupations made 
up 30 percent of all injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2008.  

    - Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers experienced the highest number of days-away-from-work injuries and illnesses in 2008, with 
      79,590 cases, substantially unchanged from 2007 levels. The median days away from work for this occupation increased by one day to 8 days, from 2007.
      
    - Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers had 57,700 cases with days away from work and required 17 median days away from work to recuperate, up 
      from 15 days in 2007. While the number of cases did not increase significantly from 2007, the rate per 10,000 full time workers for heavy and 
      tractor-trailer truck drivers increased 4 percent from 2007. 
      
     - Carpenters (for whom the number of days-away-from-work cases decreased by 24 percent from 2007 levels) had fewer than 20,000 injuries and illnesses 
       for the first time since 2003.
       
Seven occupations (with at least 0.1 percent of total employment) had days-away-from-work rates three times greater than the all-worker rate of 113 cases 
per 10,000 full time workers (see table 20). 

    - The rate for nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants was 449 per 10,000 full time workers and decreased by 4 percent while the number of cases did 
      not change significantly from 2007. Nursing aides, orderlies and attendants required a median of 5 days to recuperate from injuries and illnesses, 
      which is 3 days fewer than for all occupations.
      
    - The rate for laborers and freight, stock, and material movers (440) and construction laborers (383) did not change significantly from 2007.
    
    - The days-away-from-work rate for reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks increased 16 percent and the rate for emergency 
      medical technicians and paramedics increased by 11 percent.


Industry

In private industry, four industry sectors accounted for three-fourths of injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2008 (see table 1)  --
trade, transportation and utilities (30 percent); education and health services (17 percent); manufacturing (15 percent); and construction (11 percent). 
Except the education and health services industry, each of these industry sectors had significant decreases in the number of days away from work cases.

    - Within the educational and health services industry, some occupations experienced an increase in days-away-from-work cases in 2008 compared to 2007: 
      management, business, and financial occupations (19 percent increase) and office and administrative support occupations (8 percent increase).
      
    - The manufacturing industry reported a 12 percent decrease in days-away-from-work cases, led by a 14 percent decrease in cases for workers in 
      production occupations and a 9 percent decrease in transportation and material moving occupations (see table 3).
      
    - The construction industry experienced decreases in numbers and rates of days-away-from-work cases from 2007. The number of cases declined by 
      11 percent to 120,240 in 2008, and the rate fell 8 percent to 174 cases of days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers (see table 7). 
      
    - Trade transportation and utilities and manufacturing each had a 9 percent decrease in their incidence rate, to 144 and 121 respectively. 


Worker characteristics

Worker characteristics include age, gender, race or ethnic origin, and length of service with the employer at the time of the incident 
(see tables 1, 2, and 8).

Age.  Workers who were 20 to 24 years of age had a days-away-from-work rate of 119 cases per 10,000 full-time workers, which was a decrease of 11 percent 
from 2007 (see table 16). The only age group with an increase in the rate (6 percent) was workers 65 years and older. For this age group, there was a 
23 percent increase in the number of injury and illness cases for transportation and material moving occupations to 6,190. The number of cases in all 
other occupation groups either increased or did not significantly change from 2007 for this age group.

Workers age 65 and over experienced the longest absences from work in 2008 with a median of 15 days, which was one day less than required in 2007. Workers 
age 14 to 15 and 16 to 19 required a median of 4 days of recuperation. The median number of days increased by one day for workers age 14 to 15, 20 to 24, 
and 35 to 44.

Gender.  Men accounted for 64 percent of days-away-from-work cases, the same proportion as in 2007. The rate for men and women decreased in 2008 by 7 
percent and 8 percent, respectively (see table 16). Men continued to have a higher incidence rate (125) than women (97).

Race or ethnicity.  The number of injuries and illnesses decreased by 11 percent for both white workers (464,500) and black workers (83,970), and 
decreased by 7 percent for Hispanic or Latino workers (145,870). The number of cases increased 10 percent for Hispanic or Latino workers in 
transportation and material moving occupations (27,770), despite the overall decrease in this ethnic category. Race or ethnicity was unreported in 
33 percent of days-away-from-work cases.


Case characteristics

A number of variables describe the circumstances of workplace injuries and illnesses that required one or more days away from work. They include nature, 
part of body, source, and event or exposure, as well as --musculoskeletal disorders-- (an amalgamation of selected nature and event or exposure 
categories). 

 
    A nursing aide sprains her back from overexertion in lifting a health care patient.
                   -------     ----      -----------------------   -------------------
                      |          |                   |                      |          
                   (nature) (part of body)  (event or exposure)           (source)


Event or exposure.  In 2008, three event or exposure categories accounted for 65 percent of the total injuries and illnesses requiring days away from 
work: contact with objects and equipment; overexertion; and fall on same level (see table 6). Contact with objects and equipment decreased by 8 percent 
and overexertion and fall on the same level each decreased 5 percent.

    - Contact with objects and equipment was the most frequent event associated with injuries to laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, and 
      construction laborers (see table A).
      
    - Of the injuries incurred from contact with objects or equipment, 31 percent were cuts, lacerations, or punctures; 17 percent were bruises or 
      contusions; and 12 percent were fractures. 
       
    - Instances of overexertion accounted for 48 percent of the injuries and illnesses to nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants despite a 9 percent 
      decrease in cases from 2007. 
      
    - Repetitive motion continued to be the event with the highest median days away from work for all private industries with 18 days, two fewer days 
      than in 2007 (see table 11). Falls to lower level required a median of 15 days away from work to recuperate. Overexertion and falls on the same 
      level each increased from 9 to 10 median days away from work in 2008.


Table A. Leading event or exposure for selected occupations, 2008
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Selected Occupations                                  |   Days away from work cases  |    Incidence rate per      |              Leading Event
                                                      |                              | 10,000 full-time workers   |            (percent of total)
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Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand|             79,590           |           440.3            |     Contact with object or equipment (35%), Overexertion (30%)
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer              |             57,700           |           362.0            |     Overexertion (21%), Contact with object or equipment (20%)
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants              |             44,610           |           449.0            |     Overexertion (48%), Fall on same level (16%)
Construction laborers                                 |             31,310           |           383.1            |     Contact with object or equipment (40%), Overexertion (19%)
Retail salespersons                                   |             28,900           |            90.1            |     Contact with object or equipment (27%), Overexertion (26%)
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Nature of injury or illness.  In 2008, sprain or strain injuries accounted for 39 percent of total injury and illness cases requiring days away from 
work, decreasing 7 percent to 416,620 cases (see table 5). Soreness and pain (including the back) accounted for 11 percent of total cases. The number of 
soreness and pain cases did not significantly change from 2007.

    - Forty-five percent of sprains or strains were the result of overexertion (see chart B). Bodily reaction (such as bending, reaching, twisting, or 
      slipping without falling) accounted for another 22 percent and 11 percent were the result of falls on the same level.
      
    - In 40 percent of the sprain and strain cases, the back was injured. In another 25 percent of the cases, a lower extremity (typically the knee or 
      ankle) was injured.
      
    - Twenty-three percent of sprains and strains occurred to workers in service occupations, decreasing by 4 percent. Workers in production occupations 
      had a decrease of 7,890 sprains or strains cases, down to 43,970 in 2008.
      
    - While the incidence rate per 10,000 full time workers for sprains and strains decreased in most industries, the rate did not change significantly 
      from 2007 in utilities (53.0), information (29.4) and real estate and rental and leasing (46.4).

    - Workers who sustained fractures or suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome required a median of 28 days to recuperate (see table 11). Amputation 
      injuries required 26 days in 2008, up from 21 days in 2007. Sprains or strains required 9 median days, up from 8 in 2007.
      
(Chart B appears here in the printed release.)
Chart B. Sprains and strains by event or exposure and part of body, 2008


Musculoskeletal disorders.  Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), often referred to as ergonomic injuries, accounted for 29 percent of all workplace injuries 
and illnesses requiring time away from work in 2008, the same percentage as in 2007. A definition of musculoskeletal disorders can be found on the BLS 
website http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshdef.htm.

    - There were 317,440 MSDs in 2008 requiring a median of 10 days away from work, two more days than the median for all days-away-from-work cases. 
      The number of cases declined by 17,950 (5 percent) from 2007, and by 11 percent from 2006. The rate of MSD injuries declined to 33 cases per 
      10,000 full time workers, from 35 cases in 2007. 
      
    - Transportation and material moving occupations had the highest number of MSD cases with 66,240. In this occupation group, injuries and illnesses 
      to the shoulder (10,870 cases) and knee (4,260 cases) required a median of 30 days to recuperate. Production occupations and healthcare support 
      occupations had 42,720 and 29,640 MSD cases respectively (see table B).  
      
    - The MSD rate for several industries decreased significantly from last year. The MSD incidence rate for professional and business services 
      decreased 17 percent to 14 cases per 10,000 workers and the rate for the retail trade industry decreased 10 percent to a rate of 38. Health care 
      and social assistance decreased 5 percent to a rate of 53.


Table B. Median number of days away from work for injuries involving musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) by occupation group and selected part of body, 2008
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                                                     |         Total MSDs            |                             Median days away from work by
         Major Occupation Group                      |                               |                                 Selected Part of Body
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                                                     | Case counts   Incidence rates |    Total          Back        Shoulder     Arm     Wrist      Knee
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All occupations                                      |  317,440           33         |     10              6            18         17       16        21
Transportation and material moving occupations       |   66,240           85         |     12              8            30         27       12        30
Production occupations                               |   42,720           49         |     13              5            19         15       18        23
Healthcare support occupations                       |   29,640          110         |      6              5             8          8        6        11
Construction and extraction occupations              |   28,880           53         |     11              7            30         45       27        26
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations    |   27,540           61         |     12              6            19         15       12        52
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Notes

This release is the third in a series of releases from the BLS covering occupational safety and health statistics in 2008. The first release, in August 
2009, covered work-related fatalities from the 2008 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. In October 2009, the Survey of Occupational Injuries and 
Illnesses (SOII) reported the total recordable cases for occupational injuries and illnesses for 2008. A fourth release of data from the BLS SOII program 
is scheduled for early 2010. This release will provide case and demographic data on injury and illness cases requiring days away from work for public 
sector workers in State and local governments. Additional background and methodological information regarding the BLS occupational safety and health 
program can be found in Chapter 9 of the BLS Handbook of Methods at http://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/pdf/homch9.pdf.

Because of space limitations, this release does not present all the publishable estimates and rates for days-away-from-work cases. Additional detailed 
data are available from BLS staff on 202-691-6170, iifstaff@bls.gov, and the BLS Internet site at http://www.bls.gov/iif/home.htm.


     TABLE 1. Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(1) by selected worker characteristics and major industry sector, 2008
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                                   |           |                Goods producing                |                                       Service providing                                       
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                                   |  Private  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             Characteristic        |  industry |           |  Natural  |           |           |           |   Trade,  |           |           |  Profes-  | Education |           |           
                                   | (2)(3)(4) |   Total   | resources | Construc- |  Manufac- |   Total   | transpor- |           | Financial |   sional  |    and    |  Leisure  |   Other   
                                   |           |   goods   |    and    |    tion   |   turing  |  service  | tation and|Information| activities|    and    |   health  |    and    |  services 
                                   |           | producing |mining(2)(-|           |           | providing |utilities(-|           |           |  business |  services |hospitality|           
                                   |           |           |     3)    |           |           |           |     4)    |           |           |  services |           |           |           
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Total cases...................|1,078,140  |  311,890  |   26,710  |  120,240  |  164,940  |  766,250  |  328,220  |   18,070  |   35,010  |   85,540  |  182,750  |   86,190  |   30,470  
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Gender:                       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Male........................|  688,790  |  269,780  |   23,760  |  117,240  |  128,780  |  419,010  |  229,630  |   12,980  |   19,480  |   56,080  |   36,650  |   42,040  |   22,160  
       Female......................|  384,930  |   41,820  |    2,820  |    2,980  |   36,020  |  343,100  |   95,070  |    5,090  |   15,530  |   29,040  |  145,980  |   44,110  |    8,280  
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Age:(5)                       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       14 - 15.....................|      130  |       20  |     -     |     -     |     -     |      110  |       40  |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |       50  |     -     
       16 - 19.....................|   31,010  |    6,370  |      840  |    2,410  |    3,110  |   24,640  |   10,780  |      320  |      490  |    1,660  |    2,770  |    7,800  |      820  
       20 - 24.....................|  107,880  |   31,530  |    3,780  |   13,540  |   14,210  |   76,360  |   34,510  |      900  |    2,820  |    8,910  |   15,670  |   10,500  |    3,050  
       25 - 34.....................|  239,580  |   77,440  |    7,690  |   35,940  |   33,800  |  162,150  |   66,800  |    3,670  |    7,050  |   19,920  |   36,710  |   19,840  |    8,160  
       35 - 44.....................|  251,490  |   77,350  |    5,530  |   31,260  |   40,560  |  174,150  |   74,590  |    5,340  |    7,730  |   20,800  |   40,830  |   17,930  |    6,920  
       45 - 54.....................|  261,030  |   74,630  |    5,350  |   25,090  |   44,190  |  186,400  |   80,690  |    4,560  |   10,080  |   18,580  |   48,450  |   16,870  |    7,160  
       55 - 64.....................|  142,840  |   35,540  |    2,630  |    9,710  |   23,200  |  107,300  |   45,650  |    2,360  |    4,990  |   11,090  |   30,230  |    9,410  |    3,570  
       65 and over.................|   28,420  |    5,230  |      420  |    1,010  |    3,800  |   23,190  |   10,710  |      430  |    1,670  |    1,890  |    5,800  |    2,160  |      510  
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Length of service with        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      employer:                    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Less than 3 months..........|  117,130  |   38,170  |    5,340  |   17,350  |   15,480  |   78,970  |   31,650  |    1,020  |    3,750  |   11,670  |   14,130  |   13,570  |    3,180  
       3 - 11 months...............|  218,510  |   60,690  |    6,640  |   26,590  |   27,460  |  157,820  |   63,680  |    2,240  |    7,520  |   20,470  |   35,610  |   21,930  |    6,370  
       1 - 5 years.................|  388,160  |  111,660  |    8,720  |   46,380  |   56,560  |  276,510  |  116,670  |    4,760  |   12,480  |   29,900  |   69,800  |   31,960  |   10,940  
       More than 5 years...........|  338,320  |   98,240  |    5,550  |   28,840  |   63,860  |  240,070  |  109,010  |    9,540  |   11,100  |   21,630  |   61,370  |   17,590  |    9,840  
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Race or ethnic origin:        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       White only..................|  464,500  |  159,960  |    8,600  |   66,810  |   84,550  |  304,540  |  127,830  |    5,580  |   14,580  |   32,360  |   76,690  |   30,830  |   16,680  
       Black only..................|   83,970  |   18,040  |      410  |    4,850  |   12,770  |   65,930  |   18,800  |      870  |    2,810  |    7,830  |   26,560  |    7,270  |    1,790  
       Hispanic or Latino only.....|  145,870  |   59,550  |    9,110  |   25,360  |   25,090  |   86,320  |   31,810  |      810  |    5,310  |   16,860  |   14,730  |   12,850  |    3,960  
       Asian only..................|   15,090  |    3,690  |      100  |      560  |    3,040  |   11,400  |    2,720  |      160  |      330  |    1,200  |    3,450  |    3,170  |      360  
       Native Hawaiian or Pacific  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        Islander only..............|    2,920  |      690  |       40  |      310  |      350  |    2,230  |      780  |       60  |      110  |      240  |      540  |      470  |       30  
       American Indian or Alaskan  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        Native only................|    4,230  |    1,430  |      180  |      650  |      610  |    2,800  |    1,040  |       50  |      180  |      120  |      690  |      680  |       50  
       Hispanic or Latino and other|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        race.......................|      930  |      350  |       70  |      150  |      130  |      580  |       60  |     -     |     -     |       30  |       60  |      420  |     -     
       Multi-race..................|      760  |      220  |     -     |       70  |      130  |      550  |      190  |     -     |     -     |     -     |      150  |      170  |     -     
       Not reported................|  359,870  |   67,980  |    8,200  |   21,480  |   38,300  |  291,890  |  144,990  |   10,530  |   11,690  |   26,910  |   59,880  |   30,330  |    7,570  
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       1 Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.
       2 Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
       3 Data for Mining (Sector 21 in the North American Industry Classification System-- United States, 2002) include establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health
     Administration rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction and related support activities.  Data for mining operators in coal, metal, and nonmetal mining are provided to
     BLS by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.  Independent mining contractors are excluded from the coal, metal, and nonmetal mining industries.  These data
     do not reflect the changes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration made to its recordkeeping requirements effective January 1, 2002; therefore, estimates for these industries
     are not comparable to estimates in other industries.     
       4 Data for employers in rail transportation are provided to BLS by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.  
       5 Information is not shown separately for injured workers under age 14; they accounted for fewer than 50 cases.
       
       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




     TABLE 2. Percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(1) by selected worker characteristics and major industry sector, 2008
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                                   |           |                Goods producing                |                                       Service providing                                       
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                                   |  Private  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             Characteristic        |  industry |           |  Natural  |           |           |           |   Trade,  |           |           |  Profes-  | Education |           |           
                                   | (2)(3)(4) |   Total   | resources | Construc- |  Manufac- |   Total   | transpor- |           | Financial |   sional  |    and    |  Leisure  |   Other   
                                   |           |   goods   |    and    |    tion   |   turing  |  service  | tation and|Information| activities|    and    |   health  |    and    |  services 
                                   |           | producing |mining(2)(-|           |           | providing |utilities(-|           |           |  business |  services |hospitality|           
                                   |           |           |     3)    |           |           |           |     4)    |           |           |  services |           |           |           
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     Total  [1,078,140 cases]......|   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   
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     Gender:                       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Male........................|    63.9   |    86.5   |    89.0   |    97.5   |    78.1   |    54.7   |    70.0   |    71.8   |    55.6   |    65.6   |    20.1   |    48.8   |    72.7   
       Female......................|    35.7   |    13.4   |    10.6   |     2.5   |    21.8   |    44.8   |    29.0   |    28.2   |    44.4   |    33.9   |    79.9   |    51.2   |    27.2   
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     Age:(5)                       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       14 - 15.....................|    (6)    |    (6)    |     -     |     -     |     -     |    (6)    |    (6)    |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |      .1   |     -     
       16 - 19.....................|     2.9   |     2.0   |     3.1   |     2.0   |     1.9   |     3.2   |     3.3   |     1.8   |     1.4   |     1.9   |     1.5   |     9.0   |     2.7   
       20 - 24.....................|    10.0   |    10.1   |    14.2   |    11.3   |     8.6   |    10.0   |    10.5   |     5.0   |     8.1   |    10.4   |     8.6   |    12.2   |    10.0   
       25 - 34.....................|    22.2   |    24.8   |    28.8   |    29.9   |    20.5   |    21.2   |    20.4   |    20.3   |    20.1   |    23.3   |    20.1   |    23.0   |    26.8   
       35 - 44.....................|    23.3   |    24.8   |    20.7   |    26.0   |    24.6   |    22.7   |    22.7   |    29.6   |    22.1   |    24.3   |    22.3   |    20.8   |    22.7   
       45 - 54.....................|    24.2   |    23.9   |    20.0   |    20.9   |    26.8   |    24.3   |    24.6   |    25.2   |    28.8   |    21.7   |    26.5   |    19.6   |    23.5   
       55 - 64.....................|    13.2   |    11.4   |     9.8   |     8.1   |    14.1   |    14.0   |    13.9   |    13.1   |    14.3   |    13.0   |    16.5   |    10.9   |    11.7   
       65 and over.................|     2.6   |     1.7   |     1.6   |      .8   |     2.3   |     3.0   |     3.3   |     2.4   |     4.8   |     2.2   |     3.2   |     2.5   |     1.7   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Length of service with        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      employer:                    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Less than 3 months..........|    10.9   |    12.2   |    20.0   |    14.4   |     9.4   |    10.3   |     9.6   |     5.6   |    10.7   |    13.6   |     7.7   |    15.7   |    10.4   
       3 - 11 months...............|    20.3   |    19.5   |    24.9   |    22.1   |    16.6   |    20.6   |    19.4   |    12.4   |    21.5   |    23.9   |    19.5   |    25.4   |    20.9   
       1 - 5 years.................|    36.0   |    35.8   |    32.6   |    38.6   |    34.3   |    36.1   |    35.5   |    26.3   |    35.6   |    35.0   |    38.2   |    37.1   |    35.9   
       More than 5 years...........|    31.4   |    31.5   |    20.8   |    24.0   |    38.7   |    31.3   |    33.2   |    52.8   |    31.7   |    25.3   |    33.6   |    20.4   |    32.3   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Race or ethnic origin:        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       White only..................|    43.1   |    51.3   |    32.2   |    55.6   |    51.3   |    39.7   |    38.9   |    30.9   |    41.6   |    37.8   |    42.0   |    35.8   |    54.7   
       Black only..................|     7.8   |     5.8   |     1.5   |     4.0   |     7.7   |     8.6   |     5.7   |     4.8   |     8.0   |     9.2   |    14.5   |     8.4   |     5.9   
       Hispanic or Latino only.....|    13.5   |    19.1   |    34.1   |    21.1   |    15.2   |    11.3   |     9.7   |     4.5   |    15.2   |    19.7   |     8.1   |    14.9   |    13.0   
       Asian only..................|     1.4   |     1.2   |      .4   |      .5   |     1.8   |     1.5   |      .8   |      .9   |      .9   |     1.4   |     1.9   |     3.7   |     1.2   
       Native Hawaiian or Pacific  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        Islander only..............|      .3   |      .2   |      .1   |      .3   |      .2   |      .3   |      .2   |      .3   |      .3   |      .3   |      .3   |      .5   |      .1   
       American Indian or Alaskan  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        Native only................|      .4   |      .5   |      .7   |      .5   |      .4   |      .4   |      .3   |      .3   |      .5   |      .1   |      .4   |      .8   |      .2   
       Hispanic or Latino and other|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        race.......................|      .1   |      .1   |      .3   |      .1   |      .1   |      .1   |    (6)    |     -     |     -     |    (6)    |    (6)    |      .5   |     -     
       Multi-race..................|      .1   |      .1   |     -     |      .1   |      .1   |      .1   |      .1   |     -     |     -     |     -     |      .1   |      .2   |     -     
       Not reported................|    33.4   |    21.8   |    30.7   |    17.9   |    23.2   |    38.1   |    44.2   |    58.3   |    33.4   |    31.5   |    32.8   |    35.2   |    24.8   
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       1 Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.
       2 Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
       3 Data for Mining (Sector 21 in the North American Industry Classification System-- United States, 2002) include establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health
     Administration rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction and related support activities.  Data for mining operators in coal, metal, and nonmetal mining are provided to
     BLS by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.  Independent mining contractors are excluded from the coal, metal, and nonmetal mining industries.  These data
     do not reflect the changes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration made to its recordkeeping requirements effective January 1, 2002; therefore, estimates for these industries
     are not comparable to estimates in other industries.     
       4 Data for employers in rail transportation are provided to BLS by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.  
       5 Information is not shown separately for injured workers under age 14; they accounted for fewer than 50 cases.
       6 Data too small to be displayed.
       
       NOTE:  Dash indicates data do not meet publication guidelines.  Because of rounding and data exclusion of nonclassifiable responses, percentages may not add to 100.
       SOURCE:  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses in cooperation with participating State agencies




     TABLE 3. Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(1) by major occupational group and major industry sector, 2008
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                                   |           |                Goods producing                |                                       Service providing                                       
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                                   |  Private  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
               Occupation          |  industry |           |  Natural  |           |           |           |   Trade,  |           |           |  Profes-  | Education |           |           
                                   | (2)(3)(4) |   Total   | resources | Construc- |  Manufac- |   Total   | transpor- |           | Financial |   sional  |    and    |  Leisure  |   Other   
                                   |           |   goods   |    and    |    tion   |   turing  |  service  | tation and|Information| activities|    and    |   health  |    and    |  services 
                                   |           | producing |mining(2)(-|           |           | providing |utilities(-|           |           |  business |  services |hospitality|           
                                   |           |           |     3)    |           |           |           |     4)    |           |           |  services |           |           |           
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Total cases...................|1,078,140  |  311,890  |   26,710  |  120,240  |  164,940  |  766,250  |  328,220  |   18,070  |   35,010  |   85,540  |  182,750  |   86,190  |   30,470  
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Management occupations.......|   19,650  |    3,330  |      340  |    1,700  |    1,290  |   16,320  |    2,770  |      570  |    2,220  |    2,750  |    5,530  |    1,730  |      740  
      Business and financial       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       operations occupations......|    6,660  |      720  |      160  |      220  |      350  |    5,940  |    1,630  |      100  |    1,500  |    1,320  |    1,160  |      170  |       60  
      Computer and mathematical    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       occupations.................|    3,280  |      250  |     -     |     -     |      220  |    3,030  |      380  |      910  |      510  |      840  |      300  |       30  |       80  
      Architecture and engineering |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       occupations.................|    5,000  |    2,000  |      100  |      600  |    1,300  |    2,990  |      510  |      500  |      100  |    1,650  |      120  |     -     |       90  
      Life, physical, and social   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       science occupations.........|    2,260  |      710  |      140  |     -     |      560  |    1,540  |       80  |     -     |      260  |      690  |      430  |       30  |       40  
      Community and social services|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       occupations.................|    8,960  |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |    8,960  |       80  |     -     |       60  |      290  |    7,870  |       50  |      610  
      Legal occupations............|    1,460  |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |    1,460  |       20  |     -     |       60  |    1,300  |       60  |     -     |     -     
      Education, training, and     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       library occupations.........|    8,650  |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |    8,640  |       20  |       60  |     -     |       60  |    7,960  |      110  |      420  
      Arts, design, entertainment, |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       sports, and media           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       occupations.................|    6,230  |      160  |     -     |       20  |      140  |    6,060  |      670  |    1,300  |       40  |      260  |      530  |    3,070  |      200  
      Healthcare practitioners and |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       technical occupations.......|   44,950  |      100  |       30  |     -     |       70  |   44,850  |    1,280  |     -     |      140  |    1,580  |   41,780  |       30  |       30  
      Healthcare support           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       occupations.................|   65,720  |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |   65,710  |      330  |     -     |      190  |    1,620  |   63,140  |      280  |      150  
      Protective service           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       occupations.................|   10,860  |      280  |       40  |      110  |      130  |   10,570  |      680  |       40  |      440  |    6,190  |    1,290  |    1,640  |      290  
      Food preparation and serving |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       related occupations.........|   67,160  |      330  |       20  |       50  |      270  |   66,830  |   10,980  |      220  |      190  |    1,020  |    8,130  |   45,960  |      330  
      Building and grounds cleaning|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       and maintenance occupations |   68,670  |    3,850  |      340  |    1,070  |    2,440  |   64,820  |    3,720  |      380  |    5,910  |   23,280  |   14,500  |   14,550  |    2,480  
      Personal care and service    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       occupations.................|   22,920  |       80  |       30  |       20  |       30  |   22,850  |    5,980  |      100  |       70  |      710  |    8,970  |    3,980  |    3,030  
      Sales and related occupations|   69,410  |    1,770  |       30  |      750  |      990  |   67,640  |   58,860  |      790  |    2,270  |    1,720  |      400  |    3,010  |      590  
      Office and administrative    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       support occupations.........|   80,410  |    6,770  |      210  |      630  |    5,930  |   73,640  |   35,890  |    2,820  |    9,120  |   11,350  |   10,250  |    2,110  |    2,100  
      Farming, fishing, and        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       forestry occupations........|   13,510  |   11,510  |   11,000  |     -     |      500  |    2,000  |    1,260  |     -     |     -     |      400  |       40  |       70  |       30  
      Construction and extraction  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       occupations.................|  120,890  |  108,220  |    6,490  |   94,660  |    7,070  |   12,670  |    5,150  |      220  |    1,450  |    3,110  |      930  |      680  |    1,120  
      Installation, maintenance,   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       and repair occupations......|   93,880  |   24,420  |    1,630  |   10,820  |   11,970  |   69,460  |   35,260  |    7,040  |    5,400  |    6,100  |    3,170  |    2,430  |   10,060  
      Production occupations.......|  138,890  |  108,420  |    1,840  |    4,370  |  102,210  |   30,480  |   16,190  |    1,510  |      410  |    5,320  |    1,910  |    2,050  |    3,090  
      Transportation and material  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       moving occupations..........|  217,070  |   38,590  |    4,270  |    5,050  |   29,280  |  178,470  |  146,190  |    1,460  |    4,390  |   13,420  |    3,960  |    4,150  |    4,900  
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    
       1 Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.
       2 Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
       3 Data for Mining (Sector 21 in the North American Industry Classification System-- United States, 2002) include establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health
     Administration rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction and related support activities.  Data for mining operators in coal, metal, and nonmetal mining are provided to
     BLS by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.  Independent mining contractors are excluded from the coal, metal, and nonmetal mining industries.  These data
     do not reflect the changes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration made to its recordkeeping requirements effective January 1, 2002; therefore, estimates for these industries
     are not comparable to estimates in other industries.     
       4 Data for employers in rail transportation are provided to BLS by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.  
       
       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




     TABLE 4. Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(1) by selected worker occupation and major industry sector, 2008
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                                   |           |                                               |                                                                                               
                                   |           |                Goods producing                |                                       Service providing                                       
                                                _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |           |                                               |                                                                                               
                                   |  Private  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
               Occupation          |  industry |           |  Natural  |           |           |           |   Trade,  |           |           |  Profes-  | Education |           |           
                                   | (2)(3)(4) |   Total   | resources | Construc- |  Manufac- |   Total   | transpor- |           | Financial |   sional  |    and    |  Leisure  |   Other   
                                   |           |   goods   |    and    |    tion   |   turing  |  service  | tation and|Information| activities|    and    |   health  |    and    |  services 
                                   |           | producing |mining(2)(-|           |           | providing |utilities(-|           |           |  business |  services |hospitality|           
                                   |           |           |     3)    |           |           |           |     4)    |           |           |  services |           |           |           
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Total cases...................|1,078,140  |  311,890  |   26,710  |  120,240  |  164,940  |  766,250  |  328,220  |   18,070  |   35,010  |   85,540  |  182,750  |   86,190  |   30,470  
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Laborers and freight, stock,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and material movers, hand....|   79,590  |   15,360  |      590  |      280  |   14,490  |   64,230  |   54,400  |      540  |    2,170  |    3,750  |      810  |    1,330  |    1,240  
     Truck drivers, heavy and      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      tractor-trailer..............|   57,700  |    9,720  |    1,700  |    3,200  |    4,830  |   47,980  |   40,480  |      150  |      650  |    5,400  |       60  |      340  |      890  
     Nursing aides, orderlies, and |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      attendants...................|   44,610  |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |   44,610  |     -     |     -     |      100  |      480  |   44,000  |     -     |       30  
     Construction laborers.........|   31,310  |   28,250  |      170  |   27,150  |      930  |    3,060  |    1,200  |       70  |      530  |    1,070  |       20  |      100  |       70  
     Retail salespersons...........|   28,900  |      240  |     -     |       70  |      170  |   28,660  |   27,140  |      100  |      370  |      170  |       70  |      740  |       70  
     Janitors and cleaners, except |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      maids and housekeeping       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cleaners.....................|   28,110  |    2,790  |      110  |      670  |    2,010  |   25,330  |    2,480  |      280  |    3,620  |    8,540  |    5,710  |    3,270  |    1,410  
     Truck drivers, light or       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      delivery services............|   28,040  |    2,360  |      210  |      420  |    1,730  |   25,670  |   21,990  |      190  |      310  |    1,700  |      300  |      700  |      480  
     Maintenance and repair        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      workers, general.............|   20,800  |    5,700  |      360  |    1,150  |    4,190  |   15,100  |    4,800  |      220  |    2,620  |    2,240  |    1,870  |    1,690  |    1,650  
     Registered nurses.............|   19,070  |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |   19,070  |     -     |     -     |       80  |      190  |   18,780  |     -     |     -     
     Maids and housekeeping        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cleaners.....................|   18,650  |       90  |     -     |       20  |       60  |   18,560  |      170  |     -     |      480  |    2,360  |    7,080  |    8,240  |      220  
     Carpenters....................|   18,160  |   16,520  |       20  |   15,370  |    1,130  |    1,640  |      730  |     -     |      270  |      180  |      240  |      150  |       60  
     Stock clerks and order fillers|   18,020  |    1,050  |       30  |      120  |      900  |   16,980  |   15,780  |       40  |       60  |      390  |      580  |      100  |       30  
     First-line                    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      supervisors/managers of      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      retail sales workers.........|   15,310  |      240  |     -     |      180  |       60  |   15,070  |   14,460  |     -     |       60  |      150  |       50  |      300  |       40  
     Automotive service technicians|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and mechanics................|   14,440  |      250  |       20  |       60  |      180  |   14,190  |    9,960  |     -     |      390  |      190  |       40  |       40  |    3,580  
     Landscaping and groundskeeping|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      workers......................|   13,500  |      420  |       90  |      250  |       80  |   13,070  |      660  |       60  |    1,320  |    7,550  |      810  |    2,050  |      620  
     Cashiers......................|   12,360  |       30  |     -     |     -     |       30  |   12,320  |   10,370  |       40  |     -     |      170  |      170  |    1,510  |       60  
     Combined food preparation and |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      serving workers, including   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      fast food....................|   12,280  |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |   12,270  |    5,750  |     -     |     -     |      130  |      480  |    5,880  |     -     
     Welders, cutters, solderers,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and brazers..................|   10,870  |    9,240  |      220  |    1,280  |    7,730  |    1,630  |      980  |     -     |     -     |      130  |     -     |     -     |      510  
     Electricians..................|   10,320  |    9,230  |      150  |    8,170  |      910  |    1,090  |      400  |       50  |       20  |      390  |      180  |       60  |     -     
     Customer service              |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      representatives..............|   10,120  |      360  |     -     |       40  |      320  |    9,760  |    4,210  |      830  |    2,230  |    1,760  |      370  |      190  |      160  
     Plumbers, pipefitters, and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      steamfitters.................|    9,230  |    8,350  |       30  |    7,750  |      570  |      880  |      460  |     -     |       30  |      160  |      190  |       20  |       30  
     Cooks, restaurant.............|    9,160  |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |    9,160  |      240  |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |    8,830  |       60  
     Security guards...............|    8,270  |      120  |       20  |     -     |      100  |    8,150  |      530  |       40  |      420  |    5,230  |      970  |      850  |      120  
     Home health aides.............|    8,120  |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |    8,120  |     -     |     -     |     -     |       90  |    8,020  |     -     |     -     
     Food preparation workers......|    8,000  |      160  |     -     |     -     |      160  |    7,840  |    2,520  |     -     |       20  |      140  |      940  |    4,130  |       60  
     Waiters and waitresses........|    7,970  |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |    7,950  |       70  |     -     |       40  |      140  |      250  |    7,430  |       30  
     Industrial machinery mechanics|    7,820  |    4,030  |      650  |       50  |    3,330  |    3,790  |    1,980  |       70  |      330  |      240  |      200  |       30  |      950  
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       1 Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.
       2 Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
       3 Data for Mining (Sector 21 in the North American Industry Classification System-- United States, 2002) include establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health
     Administration rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction and related support activities.  Data for mining operators in coal, metal, and nonmetal mining are provided to
     BLS by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.  Independent mining contractors are excluded from the coal, metal, and nonmetal mining industries.  These data
     do not reflect the changes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration made to its recordkeeping requirements effective January 1, 2002; therefore, estimates for these industries
     are not comparable to estimates in other industries.     
       4 Data for employers in rail transportation are provided to BLS by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.  
       
       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




     TABLE 5. Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(1) by selected injury or illness characteristics and major industry sector, 2008
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                                   |           |                Goods producing                |                                       Service providing                                       
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                                   |  Private  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             Characteristic        |  industry |           |  Natural  |           |           |           |   Trade,  |           |           |  Profes-  | Education |           |           
                                   | (2)(3)(4) |   Total   | resources | Construc- |  Manufac- |   Total   | transpor- |           | Financial |   sional  |    and    |  Leisure  |   Other   
                                   |           |   goods   |    and    |    tion   |   turing  |  service  | tation and|Information| activities|    and    |   health  |    and    |  services 
                                   |           | producing |mining(2)(-|           |           | providing |utilities(-|           |           |  business |  services |hospitality|           
                                   |           |           |     3)    |           |           |           |     4)    |           |           |  services |           |           |           
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                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Total cases...................|1,078,140  |  311,890  |   26,710  |  120,240  |  164,940  |  766,250  |  328,220  |   18,070  |   35,010  |   85,540  |  182,750  |   86,190  |   30,470  
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Nature of injury or illness:  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Sprains, strains, tears.....|  416,620  |  103,860  |    8,470  |   39,920  |   55,470  |  312,760  |  135,720  |    7,650  |   12,400  |   30,120  |   89,010  |   28,230  |    9,630  
       Bruises, contusions.........|   93,650  |   24,110  |    2,760  |    7,870  |   13,470  |   69,540  |   31,850  |    1,260  |    3,040  |    6,700  |   17,040  |    7,380  |    2,270  
       Cuts, lacerations...........|   87,060  |   33,500  |    2,330  |   13,280  |   17,880  |   53,570  |   25,290  |      860  |    1,810  |    6,400  |    4,670  |   11,300  |    3,240  
       Punctures...................|   12,760  |    6,920  |      420  |    3,880  |    2,620  |    5,840  |    3,070  |       70  |      150  |      800  |    1,120  |      460  |      170  
       Fractures...................|   89,650  |   31,540  |    3,460  |   13,470  |   14,610  |   58,110  |   25,470  |    1,370  |    4,090  |    7,910  |   10,780  |    6,240  |    2,240  
       Heat burns..................|   15,630  |    4,220  |      220  |    1,070  |    2,920  |   11,410  |    3,750  |       60  |      210  |      400  |    1,440  |    4,720  |      830  
       Carpal tunnel syndrome......|   10,080  |    4,220  |       80  |      410  |    3,740  |    5,860  |    1,510  |      380  |    1,150  |      700  |      870  |      680  |      570  
       Tendonitis..................|    4,100  |    1,390  |       50  |      220  |    1,120  |    2,720  |      990  |      110  |       80  |      310  |      790  |      400  |       40  
       Chemical burns..............|    5,620  |    2,350  |      190  |      690  |    1,480  |    3,270  |    1,080  |       20  |       80  |      620  |      480  |      650  |      330  
       Amputations.................|    6,230  |    3,780  |      490  |      570  |    2,720  |    2,450  |    1,330  |       80  |      170  |      360  |      110  |      360  |       30  
       Multiple traumatic injuries |   43,960  |   12,070  |    1,090  |    4,770  |    6,220  |   31,890  |   12,500  |    1,100  |    1,610  |    4,390  |    7,340  |    3,550  |    1,410  
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     Part of body affected by the  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      injury or illness:           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Head........................|   73,270  |   24,760  |    2,260  |    9,980  |   12,520  |   48,510  |   21,230  |      850  |    2,300  |    6,060  |    9,170  |    5,430  |    3,450  
        Eye........................|   27,450  |   13,450  |    1,010  |    5,510  |    6,930  |   14,000  |    6,240  |      250  |      800  |    1,540  |    2,640  |    1,460  |    1,060  
       Neck........................|   15,890  |    3,580  |      400  |    1,510  |    1,670  |   12,310  |    5,280  |      340  |      610  |    1,380  |    3,750  |      590  |      360  
       Trunk.......................|  366,710  |   96,840  |    7,380  |   38,210  |   51,250  |  269,870  |  119,060  |    5,690  |   12,490  |   25,140  |   72,440  |   25,150  |    9,910  
        Shoulder...................|   74,100  |   19,840  |    1,460  |    5,950  |   12,430  |   54,270  |   25,950  |    1,410  |    2,160  |    4,490  |   12,670  |    5,630  |    1,950  
        Back.......................|  222,290  |   54,340  |    3,990  |   23,640  |   26,700  |  167,950  |   71,040  |    3,480  |    7,330  |   15,340  |   49,610  |   15,710  |    5,460  
       Upper extremities...........|  244,150  |   88,200  |    6,720  |   27,430  |   54,050  |  155,960  |   66,490  |    3,480  |    6,410  |   17,970  |   28,860  |   25,500  |    7,250  
        Arm........................|   48,420  |   14,410  |    1,270  |    4,630  |    8,500  |   34,010  |   15,930  |      760  |    1,360  |    3,590  |    7,550  |    4,080  |      740  
        Wrist......................|   46,660  |   14,090  |      610  |    3,980  |    9,500  |   32,570  |   12,220  |      920  |    2,020  |    3,580  |    7,630  |    4,780  |    1,420  
        Hand, except finger........|   41,940  |   14,950  |    1,020  |    5,670  |    8,270  |   26,990  |   11,360  |      570  |      560  |    3,060  |    4,090  |    5,170  |    2,180  
        Finger.....................|   95,080  |   40,400  |    3,320  |   11,910  |   25,170  |   54,680  |   24,050  |      990  |    2,160  |    6,710  |    7,560  |   10,520  |    2,690  
       Lower extremities...........|  240,760  |   68,570  |    6,980  |   30,580  |   31,010  |  172,190  |   77,620  |    4,790  |    6,940  |   20,610  |   36,950  |   19,040  |    6,230  
        Knee.......................|   91,830  |   25,000  |    2,420  |   11,360  |   11,220  |   66,830  |   28,070  |    2,020  |    2,530  |    7,910  |   16,480  |    7,280  |    2,540  
        Ankle......................|   55,270  |   14,380  |    1,270  |    7,060  |    6,050  |   40,880  |   16,820  |    1,290  |    1,560  |    5,200  |    9,350  |    5,430  |    1,230  
        Foot, except toe...........|   38,690  |   12,200  |      980  |    5,360  |    5,850  |   26,490  |   13,640  |      630  |    1,540  |    3,010  |    4,070  |    2,400  |    1,200  
        Toe........................|   10,700  |    3,530  |      320  |    1,320  |    1,890  |    7,180  |    4,010  |       80  |      670  |      430  |    1,220  |      580  |      190  
       Body systems................|   15,860  |    3,580  |      330  |    1,590  |    1,660  |   12,290  |    3,370  |      270  |    1,180  |    2,270  |    3,280  |    1,660  |      260  
       Multiple parts..............|  112,200  |   24,610  |    2,480  |   10,380  |   11,760  |   87,590  |   32,230  |    2,490  |    4,470  |   10,890  |   26,610  |    8,100  |    2,810  
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     Source of injury or illness:  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Chemicals and chemical      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        products...................|   15,220  |    6,100  |      850  |    1,630  |    3,610  |    9,130  |    3,010  |      110  |      370  |    1,180  |    2,650  |    1,290  |      510  
       Containers..................|  130,010  |   27,060  |    1,840  |    5,580  |   19,640  |  102,950  |   65,200  |    1,460  |    2,880  |    9,360  |   10,030  |   12,110  |    1,910  
       Furniture and fixtures......|   42,280  |    6,780  |      150  |    2,340  |    4,280  |   35,500  |   12,840  |      720  |    2,450  |    2,690  |    9,840  |    5,840  |    1,120  
       Machinery...................|   64,170  |   30,210  |    2,250  |    7,420  |   20,540  |   33,960  |   16,750  |    1,070  |    2,220  |    3,780  |    3,580  |    4,440  |    2,120  
       Parts and materials.........|  106,920  |   60,950  |    3,880  |   27,930  |   29,150  |   45,970  |   29,500  |    1,060  |    2,650  |    5,230  |    2,290  |    1,670  |    3,570  
       Floors, walkways, ground    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        surfaces...................|  217,420  |   50,410  |    5,010  |   22,920  |   22,480  |  167,000  |   59,600  |    4,820  |    9,310  |   21,300  |   44,430  |   22,370  |    5,180  
       Tools, instruments, and     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        equipment..................|   72,030  |   28,700  |    2,050  |   13,940  |   12,700  |   43,330  |   15,780  |    1,440  |    2,020  |    4,880  |    8,690  |    7,810  |    2,710  
       Vehicles....................|   91,320  |   18,150  |    2,640  |    6,600  |    8,900  |   73,170  |   45,300  |    1,760  |    2,990  |    8,550  |    8,470  |    3,430  |    2,680  
       Person, injured or ill      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        worker.....................|  156,360  |   46,220  |    2,310  |   16,600  |   27,300  |  110,140  |   46,000  |    3,640  |    5,850  |   12,060  |   25,410  |   11,990  |    5,190  
        Worker motion or position..|  149,490  |   44,770  |    2,170  |   15,890  |   26,710  |  104,720  |   43,490  |    3,560  |    5,660  |   11,060  |   24,470  |   11,500  |    4,990  
       Person, other than injured  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        or ill worker..............|   61,680  |      480  |     -     |      200  |      270  |   61,200  |    2,400  |      100  |      910  |    1,990  |   53,700  |    1,770  |      330  
        Health care patient........|   49,180  |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |   49,180  |      160  |     -     |      100  |      630  |   48,150  |      100  |       30  
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     Event or exposure leading to  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      injury or illness:           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Contact with objects and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        equipment..................|  291,880  |  114,170  |   10,760  |   42,970  |   60,430  |  177,710  |   89,330  |    3,680  |    6,970  |   20,120  |   24,450  |   24,340  |    8,820  
        Struck by object...........|  152,770  |   58,450  |    5,870  |   25,250  |   27,330  |   94,320  |   47,320  |    1,570  |    4,050  |    9,840  |   12,730  |   14,120  |    4,690  
        Struck against object......|   70,300  |   22,970  |    2,040  |    9,250  |   11,680  |   47,330  |   22,760  |    1,190  |    1,160  |    5,600  |    7,620  |    6,570  |    2,430  
        Caught in equipment or     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         object....................|   48,610  |   23,990  |    2,360  |    4,340  |   17,290  |   24,630  |   13,460  |      740  |    1,140  |    3,370  |    2,790  |    2,400  |      720  
       Fall to lower level.........|   67,510  |   24,690  |    2,270  |   15,560  |    6,860  |   42,820  |   18,870  |    1,760  |    2,310  |    7,070  |    7,640  |    3,950  |    1,220  
       Fall on same level..........|  157,680  |   28,960  |    2,400  |    9,160  |   17,400  |  128,720  |   43,150  |    3,200  |    7,640  |   14,740  |   37,140  |   19,040  |    3,820  
       Slip, trip, loss of         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        balancewithout fall.......|   35,420  |    8,470  |      480  |    3,810  |    4,170  |   26,960  |   10,230  |      680  |      930  |    2,860  |    7,250  |    4,030  |      980  
       Overexertion................|  250,960  |   61,590  |    4,060  |   21,310  |   36,220  |  189,380  |   86,410  |    3,140  |    6,520  |   14,670  |   58,920  |   13,550  |    6,170  
        Overexertion in lifting....|  129,990  |   31,100  |    1,790  |   11,040  |   18,280  |   98,890  |   47,450  |    1,420  |    3,760  |    8,160  |   26,110  |    8,070  |    3,910  
       Repetitive motion...........|   30,920  |   12,800  |      320  |    1,500  |   10,970  |   18,130  |    6,780  |      950  |    2,550  |    2,340  |    3,010  |    1,530  |      960  
       Exposure to harmful         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        substances.................|   45,480  |   14,630  |    1,140  |    4,850  |    8,640  |   30,850  |    8,240  |      550  |    1,590  |    3,680  |    7,750  |    7,370  |    1,660  
       Transportation accidents....|   48,610  |    9,130  |    1,190  |    4,320  |    3,610  |   39,480  |   21,880  |    1,250  |    1,870  |    6,420  |    5,240  |    1,660  |    1,170  
        Highway accident...........|   29,550  |    4,600  |      490  |    2,650  |    1,470  |   24,950  |   12,970  |      950  |    1,000  |    4,260  |    4,270  |      680  |      810  
       Fires and explosions........|    2,320  |      920  |       80  |      450  |      390  |    1,400  |      970  |     -     |       20  |      160  |       80  |      120  |       40  
       Assaults and violent acts by|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        person.....................|   16,330  |      400  |       60  |      140  |      190  |   15,930  |    1,610  |       90  |      740  |    1,330  |   10,680  |    1,430  |       60  
       Assaults by animal..........|    6,120  |    1,310  |      970  |      160  |      180  |    4,810  |    1,020  |       90  |      110  |    1,750  |      510  |      290  |    1,030  
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       1 Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.
       2 Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
       3 Data for Mining (Sector 21 in the North American Industry Classification System-- United States, 2002) include establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health
     Administration rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction and related support activities.  Data for mining operators in coal, metal, and nonmetal mining are provided to
     BLS by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.  Independent mining contractors are excluded from the coal, metal, and nonmetal mining industries.  These data
     do not reflect the changes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration made to its recordkeeping requirements effective January 1, 2002; therefore, estimates for these industries
     are not comparable to estimates in other industries.     
       4 Data for employers in rail transportation are provided to BLS by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.  
       
       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




     TABLE 6. Percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(1) by selected injury or illness characteristics and major industry sector,
     2008
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                                   |           |                Goods producing                |                                       Service providing                                       
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                                   |  Private  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             Characteristic        |  industry |           |  Natural  |           |           |           |   Trade,  |           |           |  Profes-  | Education |           |           
                                   | (2)(3)(4) |   Total   | resources | Construc- |  Manufac- |   Total   | transpor- |           | Financial |   sional  |    and    |  Leisure  |   Other   
                                   |           |   goods   |    and    |    tion   |   turing  |  service  | tation and|Information| activities|    and    |   health  |    and    |  services 
                                   |           | producing |mining(2)(-|           |           | providing |utilities(-|           |           |  business |  services |hospitality|           
                                   |           |           |     3)    |           |           |           |     4)    |           |           |  services |           |           |           
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     Total [1,078,140 cases].......|   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Nature of injury or illness:  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Sprains, strains, tears.....|    38.6   |    33.3   |    31.7   |    33.2   |    33.6   |    40.8   |    41.4   |    42.3   |    35.4   |    35.2   |    48.7   |    32.8   |    31.6   
       Bruises, contusions.........|     8.7   |     7.7   |    10.3   |     6.5   |     8.2   |     9.1   |     9.7   |     7.0   |     8.7   |     7.8   |     9.3   |     8.6   |     7.4   
       Cuts, lacerations...........|     8.1   |    10.7   |     8.7   |    11.0   |    10.8   |     7.0   |     7.7   |     4.8   |     5.2   |     7.5   |     2.6   |    13.1   |    10.6   
       Punctures...................|     1.2   |     2.2   |     1.6   |     3.2   |     1.6   |      .8   |      .9   |      .4   |      .4   |      .9   |      .6   |      .5   |      .6   
       Fractures...................|     8.3   |    10.1   |    13.0   |    11.2   |     8.9   |     7.6   |     7.8   |     7.6   |    11.7   |     9.2   |     5.9   |     7.2   |     7.4   
       Heat burns..................|     1.4   |     1.4   |      .8   |      .9   |     1.8   |     1.5   |     1.1   |      .3   |      .6   |      .5   |      .8   |     5.5   |     2.7   
       Carpal tunnel syndrome......|      .9   |     1.4   |      .3   |      .3   |     2.3   |      .8   |      .5   |     2.1   |     3.3   |      .8   |      .5   |      .8   |     1.9   
       Tendonitis..................|      .4   |      .4   |      .2   |      .2   |      .7   |      .4   |      .3   |      .6   |      .2   |      .4   |      .4   |      .5   |      .1   
       Chemical burns..............|      .5   |      .8   |      .7   |      .6   |      .9   |      .4   |      .3   |      .1   |      .2   |      .7   |      .3   |      .8   |     1.1   
       Amputations.................|      .6   |     1.2   |     1.8   |      .5   |     1.6   |      .3   |      .4   |      .4   |      .5   |      .4   |      .1   |      .4   |      .1   
       Multiple traumatic injuries |     4.1   |     3.9   |     4.1   |     4.0   |     3.8   |     4.2   |     3.8   |     6.1   |     4.6   |     5.1   |     4.0   |     4.1   |     4.6   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Part of body affected by the  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      injury or illness:           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Head........................|     6.8   |     7.9   |     8.5   |     8.3   |     7.6   |     6.3   |     6.5   |     4.7   |     6.6   |     7.1   |     5.0   |     6.3   |    11.3   
        Eye........................|     2.5   |     4.3   |     3.8   |     4.6   |     4.2   |     1.8   |     1.9   |     1.4   |     2.3   |     1.8   |     1.4   |     1.7   |     3.5   
       Neck........................|     1.5   |     1.1   |     1.5   |     1.3   |     1.0   |     1.6   |     1.6   |     1.9   |     1.7   |     1.6   |     2.1   |      .7   |     1.2   
       Trunk.......................|    34.0   |    31.0   |    27.6   |    31.8   |    31.1   |    35.2   |    36.3   |    31.5   |    35.7   |    29.4   |    39.6   |    29.2   |    32.5   
        Shoulder...................|     6.9   |     6.4   |     5.5   |     4.9   |     7.5   |     7.1   |     7.9   |     7.8   |     6.2   |     5.2   |     6.9   |     6.5   |     6.4   
        Back.......................|    20.6   |    17.4   |    14.9   |    19.7   |    16.2   |    21.9   |    21.6   |    19.3   |    20.9   |    17.9   |    27.1   |    18.2   |    17.9   
       Upper extremities...........|    22.6   |    28.3   |    25.2   |    22.8   |    32.8   |    20.4   |    20.3   |    19.3   |    18.3   |    21.0   |    15.8   |    29.6   |    23.8   
        Arm........................|     4.5   |     4.6   |     4.8   |     3.9   |     5.2   |     4.4   |     4.9   |     4.2   |     3.9   |     4.2   |     4.1   |     4.7   |     2.4   
        Wrist......................|     4.3   |     4.5   |     2.3   |     3.3   |     5.8   |     4.3   |     3.7   |     5.1   |     5.8   |     4.2   |     4.2   |     5.5   |     4.7   
        Hand, except finger........|     3.9   |     4.8   |     3.8   |     4.7   |     5.0   |     3.5   |     3.5   |     3.2   |     1.6   |     3.6   |     2.2   |     6.0   |     7.2   
        Finger.....................|     8.8   |    13.0   |    12.4   |     9.9   |    15.3   |     7.1   |     7.3   |     5.5   |     6.2   |     7.8   |     4.1   |    12.2   |     8.8   
       Lower extremities...........|    22.3   |    22.0   |    26.1   |    25.4   |    18.8   |    22.5   |    23.6   |    26.5   |    19.8   |    24.1   |    20.2   |    22.1   |    20.4   
        Knee.......................|     8.5   |     8.0   |     9.1   |     9.4   |     6.8   |     8.7   |     8.6   |    11.2   |     7.2   |     9.2   |     9.0   |     8.4   |     8.3   
        Ankle......................|     5.1   |     4.6   |     4.8   |     5.9   |     3.7   |     5.3   |     5.1   |     7.1   |     4.5   |     6.1   |     5.1   |     6.3   |     4.0   
        Foot, except toe...........|     3.6   |     3.9   |     3.7   |     4.5   |     3.5   |     3.5   |     4.2   |     3.5   |     4.4   |     3.5   |     2.2   |     2.8   |     3.9   
        Toe........................|     1.0   |     1.1   |     1.2   |     1.1   |     1.1   |      .9   |     1.2   |      .4   |     1.9   |      .5   |      .7   |      .7   |      .6   
       Body systems................|     1.5   |     1.1   |     1.2   |     1.3   |     1.0   |     1.6   |     1.0   |     1.5   |     3.4   |     2.7   |     1.8   |     1.9   |      .9   
       Multiple parts..............|    10.4   |     7.9   |     9.3   |     8.6   |     7.1   |    11.4   |     9.8   |    13.8   |    12.8   |    12.7   |    14.6   |     9.4   |     9.2   
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     Source of injury or illness:  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Chemicals and chemical      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        products...................|     1.4   |     2.0   |     3.2   |     1.4   |     2.2   |     1.2   |      .9   |      .6   |     1.1   |     1.4   |     1.5   |     1.5   |     1.7   
       Containers..................|    12.1   |     8.7   |     6.9   |     4.6   |    11.9   |    13.4   |    19.9   |     8.1   |     8.2   |    10.9   |     5.5   |    14.1   |     6.3   
       Furniture and fixtures......|     3.9   |     2.2   |      .6   |     1.9   |     2.6   |     4.6   |     3.9   |     4.0   |     7.0   |     3.1   |     5.4   |     6.8   |     3.7   
       Machinery...................|     6.0   |     9.7   |     8.4   |     6.2   |    12.5   |     4.4   |     5.1   |     5.9   |     6.3   |     4.4   |     2.0   |     5.2   |     7.0   
       Parts and materials.........|     9.9   |    19.5   |    14.5   |    23.2   |    17.7   |     6.0   |     9.0   |     5.9   |     7.6   |     6.1   |     1.3   |     1.9   |    11.7   
       Floors, walkways, ground    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        surfaces...................|    20.2   |    16.2   |    18.8   |    19.1   |    13.6   |    21.8   |    18.2   |    26.7   |    26.6   |    24.9   |    24.3   |    26.0   |    17.0   
       Tools, instruments, and     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        equipment..................|     6.7   |     9.2   |     7.7   |    11.6   |     7.7   |     5.7   |     4.8   |     8.0   |     5.8   |     5.7   |     4.8   |     9.1   |     8.9   
       Vehicles....................|     8.5   |     5.8   |     9.9   |     5.5   |     5.4   |     9.5   |    13.8   |     9.7   |     8.5   |    10.0   |     4.6   |     4.0   |     8.8   
       Person, injured or ill      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        worker.....................|    14.5   |    14.8   |     8.6   |    13.8   |    16.6   |    14.4   |    14.0   |    20.1   |    16.7   |    14.1   |    13.9   |    13.9   |    17.0   
        Worker motion or position..|    13.9   |    14.4   |     8.1   |    13.2   |    16.2   |    13.7   |    13.3   |    19.7   |    16.2   |    12.9   |    13.4   |    13.3   |    16.4   
       Person, other than injured  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        or ill worker..............|     5.7   |      .2   |     -     |      .2   |      .2   |     8.0   |      .7   |      .6   |     2.6   |     2.3   |    29.4   |     2.1   |     1.1   
        Health care patient........|     4.6   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     6.4   |    (5)    |     -     |      .3   |      .7   |    26.3   |      .1   |      .1   
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     Event or exposure leading to  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      injury or illness:           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Contact with objects and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        equipment..................|    27.1   |    36.6   |    40.3   |    35.7   |    36.6   |    23.2   |    27.2   |    20.4   |    19.9   |    23.5   |    13.4   |    28.2   |    28.9   
        Struck by object...........|    14.2   |    18.7   |    22.0   |    21.0   |    16.6   |    12.3   |    14.4   |     8.7   |    11.6   |    11.5   |     7.0   |    16.4   |    15.4   
        Struck against object......|     6.5   |     7.4   |     7.6   |     7.7   |     7.1   |     6.2   |     6.9   |     6.6   |     3.3   |     6.5   |     4.2   |     7.6   |     8.0   
        Caught in equipment or     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         object....................|     4.5   |     7.7   |     8.8   |     3.6   |    10.5   |     3.2   |     4.1   |     4.1   |     3.3   |     3.9   |     1.5   |     2.8   |     2.4   
       Fall to lower level.........|     6.3   |     7.9   |     8.5   |    12.9   |     4.2   |     5.6   |     5.7   |     9.7   |     6.6   |     8.3   |     4.2   |     4.6   |     4.0   
       Fall on same level..........|    14.6   |     9.3   |     9.0   |     7.6   |    10.5   |    16.8   |    13.1   |    17.7   |    21.8   |    17.2   |    20.3   |    22.1   |    12.5   
       Slip, trip, loss of         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        balance-without fall.......|     3.3   |     2.7   |     1.8   |     3.2   |     2.5   |     3.5   |     3.1   |     3.8   |     2.7   |     3.3   |     4.0   |     4.7   |     3.2   
       Overexertion................|    23.3   |    19.7   |    15.2   |    17.7   |    22.0   |    24.7   |    26.3   |    17.4   |    18.6   |    17.1   |    32.2   |    15.7   |    20.2   
        Overexertion in lifting....|    12.1   |    10.0   |     6.7   |     9.2   |    11.1   |    12.9   |    14.5   |     7.9   |    10.7   |     9.5   |    14.3   |     9.4   |    12.8   
       Repetitive motion...........|     2.9   |     4.1   |     1.2   |     1.2   |     6.7   |     2.4   |     2.1   |     5.3   |     7.3   |     2.7   |     1.6   |     1.8   |     3.2   
       Exposure to harmful         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        substances.................|     4.2   |     4.7   |     4.3   |     4.0   |     5.2   |     4.0   |     2.5   |     3.0   |     4.5   |     4.3   |     4.2   |     8.6   |     5.4   
       Transportation accidents....|     4.5   |     2.9   |     4.5   |     3.6   |     2.2   |     5.2   |     6.7   |     6.9   |     5.3   |     7.5   |     2.9   |     1.9   |     3.8   
        Highway accident...........|     2.7   |     1.5   |     1.8   |     2.2   |      .9   |     3.3   |     4.0   |     5.3   |     2.9   |     5.0   |     2.3   |      .8   |     2.7   
       Fires and explosions........|      .2   |      .3   |      .3   |      .4   |      .2   |      .2   |      .3   |     -     |      .1   |      .2   |    (5)    |      .1   |      .1   
       Assaults and violent acts by|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        person.....................|     1.5   |      .1   |      .2   |      .1   |      .1   |     2.1   |      .5   |      .5   |     2.1   |     1.6   |     5.8   |     1.7   |      .2   
       Assaults by animal..........|      .6   |      .4   |     3.6   |      .1   |      .1   |      .6   |      .3   |      .5   |      .3   |     2.0   |      .3   |      .3   |     3.4   
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       1 Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.
       2 Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
       3 Data for Mining (Sector 21 in the North American Industry Classification System-- United States, 2002) include establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health
     Administration rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction and related support activities.  Data for mining operators in coal, metal, and nonmetal mining are provided to
     BLS by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.  Independent mining contractors are excluded from the coal, metal, and nonmetal mining industries.  These data
     do not reflect the changes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration made to its recordkeeping requirements effective January 1, 2002; therefore, estimates for these industries
     are not comparable to estimates in other industries.     
       4 Data for employers in rail transportation are provided to BLS by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.  
       5 Data too small to be displayed.
       
       NOTE:  Dash indicates data do not meet publication guidelines.  Because of rounding and data exclusion of nonclassifiable responses, percentages may not add to 100.
       SOURCE:  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses in cooperation with participating State agencies




     TABLE 7. Incidence rates(1) for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(2) per 10,000 full-time workers for selected characteristics and major industry
     sector, 2008
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                                   |           |                Goods producing                |                                       Service providing                                       
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                                   |  Private  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             Characteristic        |  industry |           |  Natural  |           |           |           |   Trade,  |           |           |  Profes-  | Education |           |           
                                   | (3)(4)(5) |   Total   | resources | Construc- |  Manufac- |   Total   | transpor- |           | Financial |   sional  |    and    |  Leisure  |   Other   
                                   |           |   goods   |    and    |    tion   |   turing  |  service  | tation and|Information| activities|    and    |   health  |    and    |  services 
                                   |           | producing |mining(3)(-|           |           | providing |utilities(-|           |           |  business |  services |hospitality|           
                                   |           |           |     4)    |           |           |           |     5)    |           |           |  services |           |           |           
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     Total  [1,078,140 cases]......|   113.3   |   140.0   |   155.9   |   174.3   |   120.7   |   105.1   |   143.6   |    69.4   |    47.2   |    61.2   |   131.4   |    95.7   |    98.2   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Nature of injury or illness:  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Sprains, strains, tears.....|    43.8   |    46.6   |    49.4   |    57.9   |    40.6   |    42.9   |    59.4   |    29.4   |    16.7   |    21.5   |    64.0   |    31.4   |    31.0   
       Bruises, contusions.........|     9.8   |    10.8   |    16.1   |    11.4   |     9.9   |     9.5   |    13.9   |     4.8   |     4.1   |     4.8   |    12.2   |     8.2   |     7.3   
       Cuts, lacerations...........|     9.1   |    15.0   |    13.6   |    19.3   |    13.1   |     7.4   |    11.1   |     3.3   |     2.4   |     4.6   |     3.4   |    12.6   |    10.4   
       Punctures...................|     1.3   |     3.1   |     2.5   |     5.6   |     1.9   |      .8   |     1.3   |      .3   |      .2   |      .6   |      .8   |      .5   |      .5   
       Fractures...................|     9.4   |    14.2   |    20.2   |    19.5   |    10.7   |     8.0   |    11.1   |     5.3   |     5.5   |     5.7   |     7.8   |     6.9   |     7.2   
       Heat burns..................|     1.6   |     1.9   |     1.3   |     1.6   |     2.1   |     1.6   |     1.6   |      .2   |      .3   |      .3   |     1.0   |     5.2   |     2.7   
       Carpal tunnel syndrome......|     1.1   |     1.9   |      .5   |      .6   |     2.7   |      .8   |      .7   |     1.5   |     1.6   |      .5   |      .6   |      .8   |     1.8   
       Tendonitis..................|      .4   |      .6   |      .3   |      .3   |      .8   |      .4   |      .4   |      .4   |      .1   |      .2   |      .6   |      .4   |      .1   
       Chemical burns..............|      .6   |     1.1   |     1.1   |     1.0   |     1.1   |      .4   |      .5   |      .1   |      .1   |      .4   |      .3   |      .7   |     1.1   
       Amputations.................|      .7   |     1.7   |     2.9   |      .8   |     2.0   |      .3   |      .6   |      .3   |      .2   |      .3   |      .1   |      .4   |      .1   
       Multiple traumatic injuries |     4.6   |     5.4   |     6.4   |     6.9   |     4.5   |     4.4   |     5.5   |     4.2   |     2.2   |     3.1   |     5.3   |     3.9   |     4.5   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Part of body affected by the  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      injury or illness:           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Head........................|     7.7   |    11.1   |    13.2   |    14.5   |     9.2   |     6.7   |     9.3   |     3.3   |     3.1   |     4.3   |     6.6   |     6.0   |    11.1   
        Eye........................|     2.9   |     6.0   |     5.9   |     8.0   |     5.1   |     1.9   |     2.7   |     1.0   |     1.1   |     1.1   |     1.9   |     1.6   |     3.4   
       Neck........................|     1.7   |     1.6   |     2.3   |     2.2   |     1.2   |     1.7   |     2.3   |     1.3   |      .8   |     1.0   |     2.7   |      .7   |     1.1   
       Trunk.......................|    38.5   |    43.5   |    43.1   |    55.4   |    37.5   |    37.0   |    52.1   |    21.8   |    16.8   |    18.0   |    52.1   |    27.9   |    31.9   
        Shoulder...................|     7.8   |     8.9   |     8.5   |     8.6   |     9.1   |     7.4   |    11.4   |     5.4   |     2.9   |     3.2   |     9.1   |     6.3   |     6.3   
        Back.......................|    23.4   |    24.4   |    23.3   |    34.3   |    19.5   |    23.0   |    31.1   |    13.4   |     9.9   |    11.0   |    35.7   |    17.4   |    17.6   
       Upper extremities...........|    25.7   |    39.6   |    39.2   |    39.8   |    39.5   |    21.4   |    29.1   |    13.4   |     8.6   |    12.8   |    20.7   |    28.3   |    23.4   
        Arm........................|     5.1   |     6.5   |     7.4   |     6.7   |     6.2   |     4.7   |     7.0   |     2.9   |     1.8   |     2.6   |     5.4   |     4.5   |     2.4   
        Wrist......................|     4.9   |     6.3   |     3.5   |     5.8   |     7.0   |     4.5   |     5.3   |     3.5   |     2.7   |     2.6   |     5.5   |     5.3   |     4.6   
        Hand, except finger........|     4.4   |     6.7   |     5.9   |     8.2   |     6.0   |     3.7   |     5.0   |     2.2   |      .8   |     2.2   |     2.9   |     5.7   |     7.0   
        Finger.....................|    10.0   |    18.1   |    19.4   |    17.3   |    18.4   |     7.5   |    10.5   |     3.8   |     2.9   |     4.8   |     5.4   |    11.7   |     8.7   
       Lower extremities...........|    25.3   |    30.8   |    40.7   |    44.3   |    22.7   |    23.6   |    34.0   |    18.4   |     9.4   |    14.7   |    26.6   |    21.1   |    20.1   
        Knee.......................|     9.7   |    11.2   |    14.1   |    16.5   |     8.2   |     9.2   |    12.3   |     7.8   |     3.4   |     5.7   |    11.8   |     8.1   |     8.2   
        Ankle......................|     5.8   |     6.5   |     7.4   |    10.2   |     4.4   |     5.6   |     7.4   |     5.0   |     2.1   |     3.7   |     6.7   |     6.0   |     4.0   
        Foot, except toe...........|     4.1   |     5.5   |     5.7   |     7.8   |     4.3   |     3.6   |     6.0   |     2.4   |     2.1   |     2.2   |     2.9   |     2.7   |     3.9   
        Toe........................|     1.1   |     1.6   |     1.9   |     1.9   |     1.4   |     1.0   |     1.8   |      .3   |      .9   |      .3   |      .9   |      .6   |      .6   
       Body systems................|     1.7   |     1.6   |     1.9   |     2.3   |     1.2   |     1.7   |     1.5   |     1.0   |     1.6   |     1.6   |     2.4   |     1.8   |      .9   
       Multiple parts..............|    11.8   |    11.0   |    14.5   |    15.0   |     8.6   |    12.0   |    14.1   |     9.6   |     6.0   |     7.8   |    19.1   |     9.0   |     9.1   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Source of injury or illness:  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Chemicals and chemical      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        products...................|     1.6   |     2.7   |     5.0   |     2.4   |     2.6   |     1.3   |     1.3   |      .4   |      .5   |      .8   |     1.9   |     1.4   |     1.7   
       Containers..................|    13.7   |    12.1   |    10.7   |     8.1   |    14.4   |    14.1   |    28.5   |     5.6   |     3.9   |     6.7   |     7.2   |    13.4   |     6.1   
       Furniture and fixtures......|     4.4   |     3.0   |      .9   |     3.4   |     3.1   |     4.9   |     5.6   |     2.7   |     3.3   |     1.9   |     7.1   |     6.5   |     3.6   
       Machinery...................|     6.7   |    13.6   |    13.1   |    10.8   |    15.0   |     4.7   |     7.3   |     4.1   |     3.0   |     2.7   |     2.6   |     4.9   |     6.8   
       Parts and materials.........|    11.2   |    27.4   |    22.6   |    40.5   |    21.3   |     6.3   |    12.9   |     4.1   |     3.6   |     3.7   |     1.6   |     1.9   |    11.5   
       Floors, walkways, ground    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        surfaces...................|    22.8   |    22.6   |    29.2   |    33.2   |    16.4   |    22.9   |    26.1   |    18.5   |    12.5   |    15.2   |    31.9   |    24.8   |    16.7   
       Tools, instruments, and     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        equipment..................|     7.6   |    12.9   |    12.0   |    20.2   |     9.3   |     5.9   |     6.9   |     5.5   |     2.7   |     3.5   |     6.2   |     8.7   |     8.7   
       Vehicles....................|     9.6   |     8.1   |    15.4   |     9.6   |     6.5   |    10.0   |    19.8   |     6.7   |     4.0   |     6.1   |     6.1   |     3.8   |     8.6   
       Person, injured or ill      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        worker.....................|    16.4   |    20.7   |    13.5   |    24.1   |    20.0   |    15.1   |    20.1   |    14.0   |     7.9   |     8.6   |    18.3   |    13.3   |    16.7   
        Worker motion or position..|    15.7   |    20.1   |    12.7   |    23.0   |    19.5   |    14.4   |    19.0   |    13.7   |     7.6   |     7.9   |    17.6   |    12.8   |    16.1   
       Person, other than injured  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        or ill worker..............|     6.5   |      .2   |     -     |      .3   |      .2   |     8.4   |     1.1   |      .4   |     1.2   |     1.4   |    38.6   |     2.0   |     1.1   
        Health care patient........|     5.2   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     6.7   |      .1   |     -     |      .1   |      .5   |    34.6   |      .1   |      .1   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Event or exposure leading to  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      injury or illness:           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Contact with objects and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        equipment..................|    30.7   |    51.2   |    62.8   |    62.3   |    44.2   |    24.4   |    39.1   |    14.1   |     9.4   |    14.4   |    17.6   |    27.0   |    28.4   
        Struck by object...........|    16.1   |    26.2   |    34.3   |    36.6   |    20.0   |    12.9   |    20.7   |     6.0   |     5.5   |     7.0   |     9.2   |    15.7   |    15.1   
        Struck against object......|     7.4   |    10.3   |    11.9   |    13.4   |     8.5   |     6.5   |    10.0   |     4.6   |     1.6   |     4.0   |     5.5   |     7.3   |     7.8   
        Caught in equipment or     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         object....................|     5.1   |    10.8   |    13.8   |     6.3   |    12.6   |     3.4   |     5.9   |     2.9   |     1.5   |     2.4   |     2.0   |     2.7   |     2.3   
       Fall to lower level.........|     7.1   |    11.1   |    13.2   |    22.6   |     5.0   |     5.9   |     8.3   |     6.7   |     3.1   |     5.1   |     5.5   |     4.4   |     3.9   
       Fall on same level..........|    16.6   |    13.0   |    14.0   |    13.3   |    12.7   |    17.7   |    18.9   |    12.3   |    10.3   |    10.5   |    26.7   |    21.1   |    12.3   
       Slip, trip, loss of         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        balance-without fall.......|     3.7   |     3.8   |     2.8   |     5.5   |     3.1   |     3.7   |     4.5   |     2.6   |     1.3   |     2.0   |     5.2   |     4.5   |     3.2   
       Overexertion................|    26.4   |    27.6   |    23.7   |    30.9   |    26.5   |    26.0   |    37.8   |    12.0   |     8.8   |    10.5   |    42.4   |    15.0   |    19.9   
        Overexertion in lifting....|    13.7   |    14.0   |    10.4   |    16.0   |    13.4   |    13.6   |    20.8   |     5.5   |     5.1   |     5.8   |    18.8   |     9.0   |    12.6   
       Repetitive motion...........|     3.2   |     5.7   |     1.9   |     2.2   |     8.0   |     2.5   |     3.0   |     3.6   |     3.4   |     1.7   |     2.2   |     1.7   |     3.1   
       Exposure to harmful         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        substances.................|     4.8   |     6.6   |     6.6   |     7.0   |     6.3   |     4.2   |     3.6   |     2.1   |     2.1   |     2.6   |     5.6   |     8.2   |     5.3   
       Transportation accidents....|     5.1   |     4.1   |     7.0   |     6.3   |     2.6   |     5.4   |     9.6   |     4.8   |     2.5   |     4.6   |     3.8   |     1.8   |     3.8   
        Highway accident...........|     3.1   |     2.1   |     2.8   |     3.8   |     1.1   |     3.4   |     5.7   |     3.7   |     1.3   |     3.0   |     3.1   |      .8   |     2.6   
       Fires and explosions........|      .2   |      .4   |      .5   |      .6   |      .3   |      .2   |      .4   |     -     |    (6)    |      .1   |      .1   |      .1   |      .1   
       Assaults and violent acts by|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        person.....................|     1.7   |      .2   |      .4   |      .2   |      .1   |     2.2   |      .7   |      .3   |     1.0   |     1.0   |     7.7   |     1.6   |      .2   
       Assaults by animal..........|      .6   |      .6   |     5.7   |      .2   |      .1   |      .7   |      .4   |      .4   |      .2   |     1.2   |      .4   |      .3   |     3.3   
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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 Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
       4 Data for Mining (Sector 21 in the North American Industry Classification System-- United States, 2002) include establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health
     Administration rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction and related support activities.  Data for mining operators in coal, metal, and nonmetal mining are provided to
     BLS by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.  Independent mining contractors are excluded from the coal, metal, and nonmetal mining industries.  These data
     do not reflect the changes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration made to its recordkeeping requirements effective January 1, 2002; therefore, estimates for these industries
     are not comparable to estimates in other industries.     
       5 Data for employers in rail transportation are provided to BLS by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.  
       6 Data too small to be displayed.
       
       NOTE:  Dash indicates data do not meet publication guidelines.                                 
       SOURCE:  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses in cooperation with participating State agencies




     TABLE 8. Percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(1) by selected worker
     characteristics and number of days away from work, 2008
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                                   |           |                                                                                   |           
                                   |           |                  Percent of days-away-from-work cases involving --                |           
                                                ___________________________________________________________________________________            
                                   |   Total   |                                                                                   |   Median  
             Characteristic        |   cases   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           | days away 
                                   |           |   1 day   |   2 days  | 3 - 5 days|6 - 10 days|  11 - 20  |  21 - 30  | 31 days or| from work 
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |    days   |    days   |    more   |           
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Total  [1,078,140 cases]......|   100.0   |    14.9   |    11.0   |    17.8   |    11.9   |    11.7   |     6.8   |    26.0   |       8   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Gender:                       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Male........................|   100.0   |    14.6   |    10.5   |    17.1   |    11.7   |    11.9   |     7.0   |    27.3   |       9   
       Female......................|   100.0   |    15.5   |    11.9   |    19.1   |    12.2   |    11.4   |     6.5   |    23.4   |       7   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Age:(2)                       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       14 - 15.....................|   100.0   |     -     |    38.5   |     -     |    30.8   |    15.4   |     -     |     -     |       4   
       16 - 19.....................|   100.0   |    20.1   |    17.9   |    21.1   |    12.5   |    11.2   |     4.8   |    12.4   |       4   
       20 - 24.....................|   100.0   |    20.3   |    13.2   |    20.7   |    12.3   |    11.7   |     5.5   |    16.2   |       5   
       25 - 34.....................|   100.0   |    17.5   |    12.4   |    19.9   |    11.6   |    11.5   |     6.2   |    20.9   |       6   
       35 - 44.....................|   100.0   |    14.0   |    10.4   |    17.3   |    12.2   |    11.5   |     7.0   |    27.6   |       9   
       45 - 54.....................|   100.0   |    13.1   |     9.5   |    16.7   |    11.6   |    11.6   |     7.4   |    30.1   |      10   
       55 - 64.....................|   100.0   |    11.1   |     9.4   |    15.1   |    11.6   |    12.3   |     7.6   |    32.9   |      12   
       65 and over.................|   100.0   |     8.8   |     8.1   |    14.2   |    11.9   |    13.2   |     8.3   |    35.6   |      15   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Length of service with        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      employer:                    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Less than 3 months..........|   100.0   |    16.9   |    11.8   |    20.2   |    12.7   |    11.6   |     5.7   |    21.1   |       6   
       3 - 11 months...............|   100.0   |    16.7   |    12.1   |    19.0   |    12.3   |    11.0   |     6.2   |    22.7   |       6   
       1 - 5 years.................|   100.0   |    15.0   |    11.5   |    18.5   |    11.8   |    11.5   |     6.9   |    25.0   |       7   
       More than 5 years...........|   100.0   |    12.7   |     9.5   |    15.7   |    11.5   |    12.4   |     7.5   |    30.7   |      11   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Race or ethnic origin:        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       White only..................|   100.0   |    16.3   |    11.5   |    17.8   |    11.5   |    11.2   |     7.3   |    24.4   |       7   
       Black only..................|   100.0   |    16.9   |    12.1   |    18.5   |    11.7   |    11.1   |     5.6   |    24.1   |       6   
       Hispanic or Latino only.....|   100.0   |    14.4   |    11.3   |    18.2   |    12.4   |    11.3   |     7.1   |    25.3   |       7   
       Asian only..................|   100.0   |    16.6   |    12.1   |    16.3   |    15.3   |    11.3   |     5.4   |    23.0   |       7   
       Native Hawaiian or Pacific  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        Islander only..............|   100.0   |    15.1   |    10.6   |    20.5   |    15.8   |    11.3   |     5.1   |    21.6   |       6   
       American Indian or Alaskan  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        Native only................|   100.0   |    13.7   |    16.1   |    21.7   |    10.4   |     9.7   |     5.4   |    22.9   |       5   
       Hispanic or Latino and other|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        race.......................|   100.0   |    14.0   |     4.3   |     7.5   |    54.8   |     2.2   |     7.5   |     9.7   |      10   
       Multi-race..................|   100.0   |    10.5   |    13.2   |    15.8   |    10.5   |    11.8   |     5.3   |    35.5   |      11   
       Not reported................|   100.0   |    12.7   |     9.9   |    17.6   |    11.9   |    12.7   |     6.3   |    28.9   |      10   
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

       1 Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.
       2 Information is not shown separately for injured workers under age 14; they accounted for fewer than 50 cases.
       
       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




     TABLE 9. Percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(1) by major occupational group
     and number of days away from work, 2008
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                                   |           |                                                                                   |           
                                   |           |                  Percent of days-away-from-work cases involving --                |           
                                                ___________________________________________________________________________________            
                                   |   Total   |                                                                                   |   Median  
               Occupation          |   cases   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           | days away 
                                   |           |   1 day   |   2 days  | 3 - 5 days|6 - 10 days|  11 - 20  |  21 - 30  | 31 days or| from work 
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |    days   |    days   |    more   |           
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Total  [1,078,140 cases]......|   100.0   |    14.9   |    11.0   |    17.8   |    11.9   |    11.7   |     6.8   |    26.0   |       8   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Management occupations.......|   100.0   |    16.3   |    13.2   |    23.5   |    10.8   |    11.3   |     6.7   |    18.1   |       5   
      Business and financial       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       operations occupations......|   100.0   |    18.6   |    15.9   |    18.9   |     8.3   |     9.9   |     7.1   |    21.3   |       5   
      Computer and mathematical    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       occupations.................|   100.0   |    10.4   |    10.4   |    22.6   |    19.8   |    14.9   |     7.9   |    14.0   |       7   
      Architecture and engineering |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       occupations.................|   100.0   |    26.0   |    12.2   |    18.2   |     8.6   |    10.0   |     5.8   |    19.2   |       3   
      Life, physical, and social   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       science occupations.........|   100.0   |    24.3   |     9.3   |    16.8   |    11.1   |     6.6   |    16.8   |    15.0   |       5   
      Community and social services|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       occupations.................|   100.0   |    17.9   |    11.9   |    26.6   |    11.5   |    10.5   |     3.9   |    17.9   |       4   
      Legal occupations............|   100.0   |    44.5   |     3.4   |    26.0   |     7.5   |     3.4   |     1.4   |    14.4   |       4   
      Education, training, and     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       library occupations.........|   100.0   |    23.5   |    10.9   |    28.8   |    10.1   |     5.9   |     7.2   |    13.8   |       3   
      Arts, design, entertainment, |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       sports, and media           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       occupations.................|   100.0   |     9.1   |    10.6   |    16.1   |    13.3   |     9.8   |     9.0   |    31.9   |      11   
      Healthcare practitioners and |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       technical occupations.......|   100.0   |    17.1   |    13.1   |    21.3   |    12.4   |    10.6   |     5.5   |    20.1   |       5   
      Healthcare support           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       occupations.................|   100.0   |    15.4   |    13.2   |    20.8   |    14.5   |    10.4   |     5.5   |    20.1   |       6   
      Protective service           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       occupations.................|   100.0   |    12.4   |    10.4   |    16.6   |    11.0   |    14.7   |     6.4   |    28.5   |      10   
      Food preparation and serving |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       related occupations.........|   100.0   |    17.6   |    13.5   |    18.2   |    12.5   |    14.3   |     5.5   |    18.3   |       6   
      Building and grounds cleaning|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       and maintenance occupations |   100.0   |    14.9   |    10.5   |    19.3   |    13.2   |    11.8   |     6.8   |    23.4   |       7   
      Personal care and service    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       occupations.................|   100.0   |    11.3   |     9.5   |    18.0   |    12.4   |    12.6   |     9.9   |    26.4   |      10   
      Sales and related occupations|   100.0   |    13.2   |    11.4   |    18.8   |    12.4   |    11.1   |     6.8   |    26.3   |       7   
      Office and administrative    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       support occupations.........|   100.0   |    15.7   |    11.0   |    17.5   |    12.4   |    12.2   |     7.3   |    23.9   |       7   
      Farming, fishing, and        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       forestry occupations........|   100.0   |    14.4   |    14.7   |    19.5   |    16.1   |     8.6   |     6.5   |    20.2   |       6   
      Construction and extraction  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       occupations.................|   100.0   |    14.6   |     9.4   |    16.8   |    10.7   |    11.1   |     6.4   |    31.0   |      10   
      Installation, maintenance,   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       and repair occupations......|   100.0   |    15.4   |    12.1   |    15.7   |    11.4   |    11.4   |     7.6   |    26.4   |       8   
      Production occupations.......|   100.0   |    16.0   |    11.0   |    16.1   |    10.9   |    12.7   |     7.2   |    26.1   |       8   
      Transportation and material  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       moving occupations..........|   100.0   |    12.2   |     9.1   |    16.6   |    11.4   |    11.8   |     7.0   |    32.0   |      11   
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
   
       1 Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.
       
       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




     TABLE 10. Percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(1) by selected occupation and
     number of days away from work, 2008
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                                   |           |                                                                                   |           
                                   |           |                  Percent of days-away-from-work cases involving --                |           
                                                ___________________________________________________________________________________            
                                   |   Total   |                                                                                   |   Median  
               Occupation          |   cases   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           | days away 
                                   |           |   1 day   |   2 days  | 3 - 5 days|6 - 10 days|  11 - 20  |  21 - 30  | 31 days or| from work 
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |    days   |    days   |    more   |           
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Total  [1,078,140 cases]......|   100.0   |    14.9   |    11.0   |    17.8   |    11.9   |    11.7   |     6.8   |    26.0   |       8   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Laborers and freight, stock,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and material movers, hand....|   100.0   |    15.4   |    10.2   |    18.1   |    11.3   |    11.7   |     7.2   |    26.1   |       8   
     Truck drivers, heavy and      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      tractor-trailer..............|   100.0   |     9.0   |     6.8   |    14.8   |    11.6   |    11.2   |     7.2   |    39.4   |      17   
     Nursing aides, orderlies, and |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      attendants...................|   100.0   |    15.3   |    13.9   |    22.7   |    14.7   |    10.3   |     5.3   |    17.9   |       5   
     Construction laborers.........|   100.0   |    13.8   |     9.5   |    16.9   |    13.2   |    11.9   |     6.6   |    28.0   |       9   
     Retail salespersons...........|   100.0   |    12.5   |    11.1   |    19.8   |    12.5   |    11.3   |     6.9   |    25.8   |       8   
     Janitors and cleaners, except |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      maids and housekeeping       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cleaners.....................|   100.0   |    15.4   |    11.1   |    18.7   |    12.8   |    11.7   |     6.0   |    24.4   |       7   
     Truck drivers, light or       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      delivery services............|   100.0   |     9.2   |     8.1   |    16.0   |    12.5   |    11.5   |     7.3   |    35.3   |      13   
     Maintenance and repair        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      workers, general.............|   100.0   |    15.6   |    13.7   |    16.6   |     9.6   |    11.3   |     6.0   |    27.1   |       7   
     Registered nurses.............|   100.0   |    15.8   |    11.7   |    22.3   |    12.3   |    11.2   |     6.3   |    20.2   |       6   
     Maids and housekeeping        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cleaners.....................|   100.0   |    13.7   |    10.9   |    22.2   |    12.9   |    10.5   |     6.8   |    23.1   |       7   
     Carpenters....................|   100.0   |    14.0   |    11.2   |    15.5   |    10.8   |    10.0   |     5.9   |    32.5   |      10   
     Stock clerks and order fillers|   100.0   |    16.4   |    11.5   |    19.0   |    13.3   |    10.4   |     6.6   |    23.0   |       7   
     First-line                    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      supervisors/managers of      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      retail sales workers.........|   100.0   |    10.1   |    13.1   |    20.1   |    12.5   |     8.6   |     6.5   |    29.3   |       7   
     Automotive service technicians|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and mechanics................|   100.0   |    20.8   |    15.3   |    15.4   |    12.0   |     7.3   |    10.1   |    19.1   |       5   
     Landscaping and groundskeeping|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      workers......................|   100.0   |    11.9   |     8.4   |    17.9   |    13.8   |    13.3   |    10.9   |    23.8   |      10   
     Cashiers......................|   100.0   |    14.5   |    12.5   |    18.2   |    14.1   |    14.8   |     5.7   |    20.1   |       7   
     Combined food preparation and |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      serving workers, including   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      fast food....................|   100.0   |    16.5   |    14.9   |    20.1   |     8.3   |    16.6   |     5.0   |    18.5   |       5   
     Welders, cutters, solderers,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and brazers..................|   100.0   |    18.8   |    13.2   |    16.3   |     9.2   |    10.1   |     6.9   |    25.5   |       6   
     Electricians..................|   100.0   |    17.7   |     8.0   |    14.9   |     6.9   |    10.5   |     8.0   |    33.7   |      13   
     Customer service              |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      representatives..............|   100.0   |    17.6   |     8.8   |    15.0   |    10.5   |    14.9   |     5.5   |    27.7   |       9   
     Plumbers, pipefitters, and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      steamfitters.................|   100.0   |    16.0   |     9.6   |    18.9   |     8.9   |    14.2   |     6.5   |    26.0   |      10   
     Cooks, restaurant.............|   100.0   |    17.2   |    11.9   |    24.0   |    17.0   |    16.5   |     4.0   |     9.3   |       5   
     Security guards...............|   100.0   |    13.4   |    10.5   |    16.2   |    10.9   |    16.9   |     6.3   |    25.9   |      10   
     Home health aides.............|   100.0   |     8.1   |     8.1   |    17.7   |    15.3   |    10.6   |     8.5   |    31.8   |      11   
     Food preparation workers......|   100.0   |    22.4   |    11.6   |    19.6   |    13.4   |    15.0   |     3.8   |    14.2   |       5   
     Waiters and waitresses........|   100.0   |    20.6   |     9.5   |    14.1   |    13.3   |    10.3   |    10.5   |    21.7   |       7   
     Industrial machinery mechanics|   100.0   |    13.0   |    10.4   |    11.0   |     8.4   |    12.1   |    13.9   |    31.1   |      15   
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    
       1 Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.
       
       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




     TABLE 11. Percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(1) by selected injury or
     illness characteristics and number of days away from work, 2008
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                                   |           |                                                                                   |           
                                   |           |                  Percent of days-away-from-work cases involving --                |           
                                                ___________________________________________________________________________________            
                                   |   Total   |                                                                                   |   Median  
             Characteristic        |   cases   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           | days away 
                                   |           |   1 day   |   2 days  | 3 - 5 days|6 - 10 days|  11 - 20  |  21 - 30  | 31 days or| from work 
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |    days   |    days   |    more   |           
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Total  [1,078,140 cases]......|   100.0   |    14.9   |    11.0   |    17.8   |    11.9   |    11.7   |     6.8   |    26.0   |       8   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Nature of injury or illness:  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Sprains, strains, tears.....|   100.0   |    11.9   |    10.3   |    18.6   |    13.3   |    12.1   |     6.8   |    27.0   |       9   
       Bruises, contusions.........|   100.0   |    21.1   |    15.1   |    22.1   |    12.3   |     9.4   |     5.7   |    14.4   |       4   
       Cuts, lacerations...........|   100.0   |    26.2   |    16.1   |    19.1   |    12.0   |    10.0   |     5.0   |    11.6   |       3   
       Punctures...................|   100.0   |    26.1   |    15.7   |    20.4   |    14.3   |     8.1   |     4.0   |    11.5   |       3   
       Fractures...................|   100.0   |     5.7   |     5.1   |    10.7   |     8.9   |    13.7   |     9.4   |    46.6   |      28   
       Heat burns..................|   100.0   |    17.8   |    13.7   |    17.6   |    16.3   |    13.1   |     4.9   |    16.6   |       6   
       Carpal tunnel syndrome......|   100.0   |     3.4   |     3.1   |     7.7   |    10.2   |    19.2   |    11.1   |    45.3   |      28   
       Tendonitis..................|   100.0   |     6.8   |     7.3   |    18.3   |    16.1   |    20.7   |     5.4   |    25.6   |      11   
       Chemical burns..............|   100.0   |    29.2   |    14.6   |    22.2   |    10.0   |     7.3   |     9.1   |     7.7   |       3   
       Amputations.................|   100.0   |     5.1   |     3.5   |    10.8   |     9.6   |    14.9   |    12.2   |    43.8   |      26   
       Multiple traumatic injuries |   100.0   |    12.9   |    11.3   |    15.9   |    11.9   |    11.4   |     6.1   |    30.5   |       9   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Part of body affected by the  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      injury or illness:           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Head........................|   100.0   |    34.8   |    18.6   |    20.2   |     8.4   |     6.5   |     2.8   |     8.8   |       2   
        Eye........................|   100.0   |    44.4   |    21.5   |    19.7   |     6.0   |     4.3   |     1.2   |     2.8   |       2   
       Neck........................|   100.0   |    16.9   |    13.3   |    19.6   |    13.2   |     8.2   |     5.7   |    23.0   |       6   
       Trunk.......................|   100.0   |    11.5   |     9.9   |    18.7   |    12.8   |    12.2   |     7.4   |    27.5   |      10   
        Shoulder...................|   100.0   |     8.3   |     7.2   |    12.9   |    11.1   |    11.2   |     7.0   |    42.3   |      20   
        Back.......................|   100.0   |    12.5   |    11.4   |    21.8   |    13.6   |    11.6   |     6.3   |    22.8   |       7   
       Upper extremities...........|   100.0   |    17.1   |    11.1   |    16.8   |    12.1   |    13.0   |     6.7   |    23.2   |       7   
        Arm........................|   100.0   |    14.7   |    10.3   |    15.7   |    10.3   |    12.7   |     7.5   |    28.7   |      10   
        Wrist......................|   100.0   |    12.2   |     8.0   |    13.2   |    10.9   |    14.0   |     7.8   |    33.9   |      14   
        Hand, except finger........|   100.0   |    19.0   |    11.9   |    18.1   |    14.4   |    13.2   |     5.7   |    17.8   |       6   
        Finger.....................|   100.0   |    20.4   |    12.9   |    18.6   |    12.5   |    12.4   |     6.3   |    16.9   |       5   
       Lower extremities...........|   100.0   |    11.7   |     9.7   |    17.0   |    11.4   |    12.1   |     7.8   |    30.3   |      11   
        Knee.......................|   100.0   |     8.9   |     7.8   |    14.6   |    10.9   |    13.3   |     9.4   |    35.0   |      15   
        Ankle......................|   100.0   |    12.4   |    10.5   |    19.3   |    12.6   |    11.3   |     6.5   |    27.4   |       8   
        Foot, except toe...........|   100.0   |    13.8   |    10.9   |    19.0   |    11.4   |     9.3   |     7.7   |    27.9   |       7   
        Toe........................|   100.0   |    17.4   |    10.2   |    21.2   |    12.8   |    13.4   |     7.2   |    17.9   |       6   
       Body systems................|   100.0   |    23.0   |    13.7   |    24.2   |    10.9   |     7.3   |     6.9   |    14.0   |       4   
       Multiple parts..............|   100.0   |    13.0   |    11.0   |    16.7   |    11.4   |    10.8   |     5.9   |    31.2   |       9   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Source of injury or illness:  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Chemicals and chemical      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        products...................|   100.0   |    28.6   |    16.4   |    21.4   |    10.8   |     7.2   |     5.5   |    10.2   |       3   
       Containers..................|   100.0   |    12.2   |     9.8   |    19.0   |    12.6   |    13.2   |     7.0   |    26.2   |       9   
       Furniture and fixtures......|   100.0   |    17.7   |    11.3   |    22.3   |    10.5   |    10.1   |     6.0   |    22.2   |       5   
       Machinery...................|   100.0   |    14.8   |    10.7   |    17.3   |    10.8   |    13.5   |     7.6   |    25.4   |       9   
       Parts and materials.........|   100.0   |    16.6   |    11.8   |    17.0   |    11.4   |    11.6   |     6.9   |    24.7   |       7   
       Floors, walkways, ground    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        surfaces...................|   100.0   |    11.9   |     9.5   |    15.9   |    11.6   |    11.7   |     7.4   |    31.9   |      11   
       Tools, instruments, and     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        equipment..................|   100.0   |    22.7   |    13.7   |    17.0   |    12.6   |    11.2   |     5.1   |    17.7   |       5   
       Vehicles....................|   100.0   |    12.3   |    10.6   |    17.4   |    10.8   |    10.7   |     7.6   |    30.8   |      10   
       Person, injured or ill      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        worker.....................|   100.0   |    11.1   |     9.1   |    17.9   |    12.3   |    12.6   |     7.2   |    29.9   |      10   
        Worker motion or position..|   100.0   |    11.1   |     9.1   |    17.9   |    12.5   |    12.8   |     7.0   |    29.7   |      10   
       Person, other than injured  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        or ill worker..............|   100.0   |    14.8   |    12.8   |    20.7   |    14.1   |    11.0   |     6.4   |    20.1   |       6   
        Health care patient........|   100.0   |    14.7   |    12.5   |    21.3   |    14.8   |    11.3   |     6.0   |    19.3   |       6   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Event or exposure leading to  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      injury or illness:           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Contact with objects and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        equipment..................|   100.0   |    20.9   |    13.5   |    18.3   |    11.5   |    10.7   |     5.8   |    19.3   |       5   
        Struck by object...........|   100.0   |    22.2   |    14.1   |    18.4   |    11.5   |    10.2   |     5.7   |    17.9   |       5   
        Struck against object......|   100.0   |    21.5   |    14.8   |    18.7   |    10.8   |     9.5   |     5.6   |    19.1   |       5   
        Caught in equipment or     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         object....................|   100.0   |    13.7   |     9.3   |    17.1   |    12.9   |    15.2   |     6.6   |    25.2   |       9   
       Fall to lower level.........|   100.0   |    11.9   |     8.2   |    14.4   |     9.7   |    10.8   |     7.2   |    37.8   |      15   
       Fall on same level..........|   100.0   |    12.3   |    10.4   |    16.6   |    12.2   |    12.0   |     7.8   |    28.7   |      10   
       Slip, trip, loss of         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        balance-without fall.......|   100.0   |    12.3   |     9.3   |    16.6   |    14.1   |    13.0   |     6.4   |    28.3   |      10   
       Overexertion................|   100.0   |    11.4   |     9.6   |    18.4   |    12.7   |    13.0   |     7.0   |    27.8   |      10   
        Overexertion in lifting....|   100.0   |    11.4   |     9.9   |    18.2   |    13.3   |    13.1   |     7.6   |    26.5   |      10   
       Repetitive motion...........|   100.0   |     7.0   |     5.6   |    13.6   |    12.1   |    15.2   |     8.2   |    38.4   |      18   
       Exposure to harmful         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        substances.................|   100.0   |    25.7   |    16.1   |    21.8   |    12.2   |    10.2   |     4.8   |     9.3   |       3   
       Transportation accidents....|   100.0   |    10.8   |    10.5   |    17.5   |     9.5   |    10.2   |     7.9   |    33.7   |      12   
        Highway accident...........|   100.0   |    11.9   |    11.2   |    18.5   |     9.2   |    10.5   |     8.2   |    30.5   |      10   
       Fires and explosions........|   100.0   |     6.5   |    16.8   |    21.6   |    16.4   |     8.2   |     3.9   |    26.7   |       7   
       Assaults and violent acts by|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        person.....................|   100.0   |    16.0   |    14.0   |    17.6   |    11.9   |    14.4   |     6.8   |    19.3   |       6   
       Assaults by animal..........|   100.0   |    24.3   |    13.6   |    25.8   |    10.5   |     4.7   |     9.2   |    11.8   |       3   
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

       1 Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.
       
       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




     TABLE 12. Percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(1) by major industry sector
     and number of days away from work, 2008
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                                   |           |                                                                                   |           
                                   |           |                  Percent of days-away-from-work cases involving --                |           
                                                ___________________________________________________________________________________            
                                   |   Total   |                                                                                   |   Median  
                Industry           |   cases   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           | days away 
                                   |           |   1 day   |   2 days  | 3 - 5 days|6 - 10 days|  11 - 20  |  21 - 30  | 31 days or| from work 
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |    days   |    days   |    more   |           
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Private industry(2)           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      [1,078,140 cases]............|   100.0   |    14.9   |    11.0   |    17.8   |    11.9   |    11.7   |     6.8   |    26.0   |       8   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Goods producing:              |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Total goods producing........|   100.0   |    14.7   |    10.7   |    16.7   |    11.2   |    11.9   |     6.8   |    28.0   |       9   
       Natural resources and       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        mining(2)(3)...............|   100.0   |    11.7   |    11.6   |    18.3   |    12.1   |    11.5   |     6.5   |    28.4   |       9   
       Construction................|   100.0   |    14.7   |    10.9   |    16.5   |    10.5   |    11.3   |     6.6   |    29.7   |      10   
       Manufacturing...............|   100.0   |    15.2   |    10.4   |    16.7   |    11.5   |    12.5   |     7.0   |    26.7   |       8   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Service providing:            |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Total service providing......|   100.0   |    14.9   |    11.1   |    18.3   |    12.1   |    11.6   |     6.8   |    25.1   |       7   
       Trade, transportation and   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        utilities(4)...............|   100.0   |    13.2   |    10.0   |    17.2   |    11.5   |    11.5   |     7.0   |    29.5   |      10   
       Information.................|   100.0   |    12.0   |    10.2   |    18.2   |    12.2   |    11.8   |     6.5   |    29.2   |       9   
       Financial activities........|   100.0   |    19.2   |     9.6   |    16.7   |    10.7   |    11.4   |     9.7   |    22.7   |       7   
       Professional and business   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        services...................|   100.0   |    16.0   |    10.8   |    17.4   |    12.1   |    12.7   |     7.0   |    24.0   |       8   
       Education and health        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        services...................|   100.0   |    15.9   |    12.8   |    21.6   |    13.3   |    10.8   |     5.9   |    19.8   |       5   
       Leisure and hospitality.....|   100.0   |    16.0   |    12.7   |    17.9   |    13.6   |    13.4   |     6.3   |    20.2   |       7   
       Other services..............|   100.0   |    19.2   |    11.1   |    15.1   |     9.7   |     9.5   |     8.0   |    27.3   |       7   
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

       1 Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.
       2 Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
       3 Data for Mining (Sector 21 in the North American Industry Classification System-- United States, 2002) include establishments not
     governed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction and related support
     activities.  Data for mining operators in coal, metal, and nonmetal mining are provided to BLS by the Mine Safety and Health
     Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.  Independent mining contractors are excluded from the coal, metal, and nonmetal mining
     industries.  These data do not reflect the changes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration made to its recordkeeping
     requirements effective January 1, 2002; therefore, estimates for these industries are not comparable to estimates in other industries.    
       4 Data for employers in rail transportation are provided to BLS by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of
     Transportation.  
       
       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




     TABLE 13. Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(1) by time, hours on the job, day of week, and major industry sector, 2008
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |           |                                               |                                                                                               
                                   |           |                Goods producing                |                                       Service providing                                       
                                                _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |           |                                               |                                                                                               
                                   |  Private  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             Characteristic        |  industry |           |  Natural  |           |           |           |   Trade,  |           |           |  Profes-  | Education |           |           
                                   | (2)(3)(4) |   Total   | resources | Construc- |  Manufac- |   Total   | transpor- |           | Financial |   sional  |    and    |  Leisure  |   Other   
                                   |           |   goods   |    and    |    tion   |   turing  |  service  | tation and|Information| activities|    and    |   health  |    and    |  services 
                                   |           | producing |mining(2)(-|           |           | providing |utilities(-|           |           |  business |  services |hospitality|           
                                   |           |           |     3)    |           |           |           |     4)    |           |           |  services |           |           |           
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Total.........................|1,078,140  |  311,890  |   26,710  |  120,240  |  164,940  |  766,250  |  328,220  |   18,070  |   35,010  |   85,540  |  182,750  |   86,190  |   30,470  
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Time of event:                |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       12:01 A.M. to 4:00 A.M......|   32,870  |    8,810  |      760  |      500  |    7,550  |   24,060  |   12,540  |      750  |      290  |    2,650  |    5,490  |    2,160  |      180  
       4:01 A.M. to 8:00 A.M.......|  106,040  |   33,570  |    2,960  |   10,030  |   20,580  |   72,470  |   33,600  |    1,290  |    2,210  |    7,400  |   20,440  |    5,430  |    2,110  
       8:01 A.M. to 12:00 noon.....|  310,050  |   97,800  |    7,990  |   44,730  |   45,080  |  212,250  |   88,270  |    5,530  |   11,110  |   24,520  |   50,200  |   21,960  |   10,670  
       12:01 P.M. to 4:00 P.M......|  243,940  |   69,520  |    5,650  |   31,350  |   32,520  |  174,430  |   74,900  |    4,260  |    8,330  |   19,940  |   41,370  |   17,960  |    7,660  
       4:01 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.......|  107,290  |   21,780  |    2,090  |    4,100  |   15,600  |   85,510  |   37,220  |    1,940  |    2,620  |    6,600  |   22,800  |   12,200  |    2,130  
       8:01 P.M. to 12:00 midnight |   58,480  |   12,170  |      930  |      620  |   10,610  |   46,300  |   20,070  |      950  |      750  |    3,920  |   11,360  |    8,650  |      590  
       Not reported................|  219,470  |   68,240  |    6,330  |   28,890  |   33,010  |  151,230  |   61,620  |    3,350  |    9,710  |   20,500  |   31,090  |   17,830  |    7,130  
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Hours on the job before event |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      occurred:                    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Before shift began..........|    7,910  |    1,460  |       40  |      330  |    1,090  |    6,450  |    1,390  |      210  |      540  |      840  |    2,520  |      410  |      540  
       Less than 1 hour............|   84,480  |   20,050  |    1,480  |    6,450  |   12,120  |   64,430  |   26,460  |    1,610  |    3,170  |    6,360  |   17,590  |    7,220  |    2,030  
       1 hour to less than 2 hours |  103,190  |   27,730  |    1,530  |   10,520  |   15,680  |   75,460  |   34,160  |    1,750  |    2,600  |    6,550  |   17,960  |    8,550  |    3,880  
       2 hours to less than 4 hours|  218,650  |   61,330  |    4,160  |   24,030  |   33,140  |  157,320  |   66,970  |    3,650  |    6,060  |   17,090  |   37,490  |   20,440  |    5,630  
       4 hours to less than 6 hours|  171,750  |   48,020  |    3,040  |   18,810  |   26,170  |  123,730  |   51,820  |    2,660  |    5,000  |   14,720  |   29,790  |   15,160  |    4,580  
       6 hours to less than 8 hours|  150,910  |   45,530  |    2,690  |   18,580  |   24,260  |  105,380  |   45,870  |    2,650  |    4,820  |   11,140  |   26,720  |    9,740  |    4,440  
       8 hours to less than 10     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        hours......................|   74,560  |   25,760  |    2,040  |   10,130  |   13,590  |   48,800  |   23,130  |    1,660  |    2,320  |    4,680  |   11,120  |    4,150  |    1,740  
       10 hours to less than 12    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        hours......................|   19,210  |    6,100  |      730  |    1,570  |    3,800  |   13,100  |    5,950  |      330  |      480  |    1,710  |    3,850  |      540  |      240  
       12 hours to less than 16    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        hours......................|    6,360  |    1,270  |      190  |      250  |      830  |    5,090  |    2,100  |       90  |      150  |      580  |    1,660  |      420  |       80  
       More than 16 hours..........|      920  |       90  |       20  |       20  |       60  |      830  |      490  |     -     |       20  |     -     |      300  |     -     |     -     
       Not reported................|  240,200  |   74,540  |   10,790  |   29,550  |   34,200  |  165,660  |   69,890  |    3,460  |    9,840  |   21,870  |   33,760  |   19,540  |    7,310  
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Day of week:                  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Sunday......................|   63,560  |    8,570  |    1,290  |    2,480  |    4,790  |   54,990  |   22,450  |      920  |    1,080  |    3,940  |   14,720  |   10,970  |      900  
       Monday......................|  199,540  |   63,870  |    4,970  |   25,720  |   33,180  |  135,670  |   56,670  |    3,590  |    5,690  |   17,520  |   32,710  |   12,180  |    7,310  
       Tuesday.....................|  195,470  |   58,840  |    4,320  |   22,230  |   32,280  |  136,630  |   60,920  |    3,340  |    6,360  |   16,680  |   30,970  |   12,890  |    5,470  
       Wednesday...................|  187,700  |   59,980  |    4,230  |   23,790  |   31,960  |  127,720  |   53,570  |    3,520  |    6,310  |   16,920  |   30,110  |   12,220  |    5,070  
       Thursday....................|  183,070  |   58,020  |    4,770  |   23,290  |   29,960  |  125,050  |   55,110  |    2,870  |    6,420  |   13,740  |   29,490  |   11,510  |    5,910  
       Friday......................|  166,080  |   46,490  |    4,920  |   17,480  |   24,090  |  119,600  |   51,600  |    2,500  |    6,480  |   12,370  |   27,820  |   14,790  |    4,040  
       Saturday....................|   82,720  |   16,120  |    2,210  |    5,230  |    8,680  |   66,600  |   27,900  |    1,340  |    2,660  |    4,380  |   16,930  |   11,620  |    1,760  
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
   
       1 Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.
       2 Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
       3 Data for Mining (Sector 21 in the North American Industry Classification System-- United States, 2002) include establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health
     Administration rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction and related support activities.  Data for mining operators in coal, metal, and nonmetal mining are provided to
     BLS by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.  Independent mining contractors are excluded from the coal, metal, and nonmetal mining industries.  These data
     do not reflect the changes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration made to its recordkeeping requirements effective January 1, 2002; therefore, estimates for these industries
     are not comparable to estimates in other industries.     
       4 Data for employers in rail transportation are provided to BLS by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.  
       
       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




     TABLE 14. Percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(1) by time, hours on the job, day of week, and major industry sector, 2008
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |           |                                               |                                                                                               
                                   |           |                Goods producing                |                                       Service providing                                       
                                                _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |           |                                               |                                                                                               
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
             Characteristic        |   Total   |           |  Natural  |           |           |           |   Trade,  |           |           |  Profes-  | Education |           |           
                                   |   cases   |   Total   | resources | Construc- |  Manufac- |   Total   | transpor- |           | Financial |   sional  |    and    |  Leisure  |   Other   
                                   |           |   goods   |    and    |    tion   |   turing  |  service  | tation and|Information| activities|    and    |   health  |    and    |  services 
                                   |           | producing |mining(2)(-|           |           | providing |utilities(-|           |           |  business |  services |hospitality|           
                                   |           |           |     3)    |           |           |           |     4)    |           |           |  services |           |           |           
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Total  [1,078,140 cases]......|   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   |   100.0   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Time of event:                |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       12:01 A.M. to 4:00 A.M......|     3.0   |     2.8   |     2.8   |      .4   |     4.6   |     3.1   |     3.8   |     4.2   |      .8   |     3.1   |     3.0   |     2.5   |      .6   
       4:01 A.M. to 8:00 A.M.......|     9.8   |    10.8   |    11.1   |     8.3   |    12.5   |     9.5   |    10.2   |     7.1   |     6.3   |     8.7   |    11.2   |     6.3   |     6.9   
       8:01 A.M. to 12:00 noon.....|    28.8   |    31.4   |    29.9   |    37.2   |    27.3   |    27.7   |    26.9   |    30.6   |    31.7   |    28.7   |    27.5   |    25.5   |    35.0   
       12:01 P.M. to 4:00 P.M......|    22.6   |    22.3   |    21.2   |    26.1   |    19.7   |    22.8   |    22.8   |    23.6   |    23.8   |    23.3   |    22.6   |    20.8   |    25.1   
       4:01 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.......|    10.0   |     7.0   |     7.8   |     3.4   |     9.5   |    11.2   |    11.3   |    10.7   |     7.5   |     7.7   |    12.5   |    14.2   |     7.0   
       8:01 P.M. to 12:00 midnight |     5.4   |     3.9   |     3.5   |      .5   |     6.4   |     6.0   |     6.1   |     5.3   |     2.1   |     4.6   |     6.2   |    10.0   |     1.9   
       Not reported................|    20.4   |    21.9   |    23.7   |    24.0   |    20.0   |    19.7   |    18.8   |    18.5   |    27.7   |    24.0   |    17.0   |    20.7   |    23.4   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Hours on the job before event |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      occurred:                    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Before shift began..........|      .7   |      .5   |      .1   |      .3   |      .7   |      .8   |      .4   |     1.2   |     1.5   |     1.0   |     1.4   |      .5   |     1.8   
       Less than 1 hour............|     7.8   |     6.4   |     5.5   |     5.4   |     7.3   |     8.4   |     8.1   |     8.9   |     9.1   |     7.4   |     9.6   |     8.4   |     6.7   
       1 hour to less than 2 hours |     9.6   |     8.9   |     5.7   |     8.7   |     9.5   |     9.8   |    10.4   |     9.7   |     7.4   |     7.7   |     9.8   |     9.9   |    12.7   
       2 hours to less than 4 hours|    20.3   |    19.7   |    15.6   |    20.0   |    20.1   |    20.5   |    20.4   |    20.2   |    17.3   |    20.0   |    20.5   |    23.7   |    18.5   
       4 hours to less than 6 hours|    15.9   |    15.4   |    11.4   |    15.6   |    15.9   |    16.1   |    15.8   |    14.7   |    14.3   |    17.2   |    16.3   |    17.6   |    15.0   
       6 hours to less than 8 hours|    14.0   |    14.6   |    10.1   |    15.5   |    14.7   |    13.8   |    14.0   |    14.7   |    13.8   |    13.0   |    14.6   |    11.3   |    14.6   
       8 hours to less than 10     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        hours......................|     6.9   |     8.3   |     7.6   |     8.4   |     8.2   |     6.4   |     7.0   |     9.2   |     6.6   |     5.5   |     6.1   |     4.8   |     5.7   
       10 hours to less than 12    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        hours......................|     1.8   |     2.0   |     2.7   |     1.3   |     2.3   |     1.7   |     1.8   |     1.8   |     1.4   |     2.0   |     2.1   |      .6   |      .8   
       12 hours to less than 16    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        hours......................|      .6   |      .4   |      .7   |      .2   |      .5   |      .7   |      .6   |      .5   |      .4   |      .7   |      .9   |      .5   |      .3   
       More than 16 hours..........|      .1   |    (5)    |      .1   |    (5)    |    (5)    |      .1   |      .1   |     -     |      .1   |     -     |      .2   |     -     |     -     
       Not reported................|    22.3   |    23.9   |    40.4   |    24.6   |    20.7   |    21.6   |    21.3   |    19.1   |    28.1   |    25.6   |    18.5   |    22.7   |    24.0   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Day of week:                  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Sunday......................|     5.9   |     2.7   |     4.8   |     2.1   |     2.9   |     7.2   |     6.8   |     5.1   |     3.1   |     4.6   |     8.1   |    12.7   |     3.0   
       Monday......................|    18.5   |    20.5   |    18.6   |    21.4   |    20.1   |    17.7   |    17.3   |    19.9   |    16.3   |    20.5   |    17.9   |    14.1   |    24.0   
       Tuesday.....................|    18.1   |    18.9   |    16.2   |    18.5   |    19.6   |    17.8   |    18.6   |    18.5   |    18.2   |    19.5   |    16.9   |    15.0   |    18.0   
       Wednesday...................|    17.4   |    19.2   |    15.8   |    19.8   |    19.4   |    16.7   |    16.3   |    19.5   |    18.0   |    19.8   |    16.5   |    14.2   |    16.6   
       Thursday....................|    17.0   |    18.6   |    17.9   |    19.4   |    18.2   |    16.3   |    16.8   |    15.9   |    18.3   |    16.1   |    16.1   |    13.4   |    19.4   
       Friday......................|    15.4   |    14.9   |    18.4   |    14.5   |    14.6   |    15.6   |    15.7   |    13.8   |    18.5   |    14.5   |    15.2   |    17.2   |    13.3   
       Saturday....................|     7.7   |     5.2   |     8.3   |     4.3   |     5.3   |     8.7   |     8.5   |     7.4   |     7.6   |     5.1   |     9.3   |    13.5   |     5.8   
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

       1 Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.
       2 Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
       3 Data for Mining (Sector 21 in the North American Industry Classification System-- United States, 2002) include establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health
     Administration rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction and related support activities.  Data for mining operators in coal, metal, and nonmetal mining are provided to
     BLS by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.  Independent mining contractors are excluded from the coal, metal, and nonmetal mining industries.  These data
     do not reflect the changes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration made to its recordkeeping requirements effective January 1, 2002; therefore, estimates for these industries
     are not comparable to estimates in other industries.     
       4 Data for employers in rail transportation are provided to BLS by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.  
       5 Data too small to be displayed.
       
       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




     TABLE 15. Percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(1) by time, hours on the job,
     day of week, and number of days away from work, 2008
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |           |                                                                                   |           
                                   |           |                  Percent of days-away-from-work cases involving --                |           
                                                ___________________________________________________________________________________            
                                   |   Total   |                                                                                   |   Median  
             Characteristic        |   cases   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           | days away 
                                   |           |   1 day   |   2 days  | 3 - 5 days|6 - 10 days|  11 - 20  |  21 - 30  | 31 days or| from work 
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |    days   |    days   |    more   |           
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Total  [1,078,140 cases]......|   100.0   |    14.9   |    11.0   |    17.8   |    11.9   |    11.7   |     6.8   |    26.0   |       8   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Time of event:                |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       12:01 A.M. to 4:00 A.M......|   100.0   |    13.2   |    10.0   |    16.6   |    10.9   |    12.7   |     6.4   |    30.2   |      10   
       4:01 A.M. to 8:00 A.M.......|   100.0   |    14.1   |    10.3   |    16.9   |    12.1   |    11.8   |     6.6   |    28.0   |       9   
       8:01 A.M. to 12:00 noon.....|   100.0   |    15.5   |    11.7   |    18.0   |    11.9   |    11.2   |     6.3   |    25.4   |       7   
       12:01 P.M. to 4:00 P.M......|   100.0   |    15.9   |    10.9   |    17.8   |    11.6   |    11.5   |     7.2   |    25.1   |       7   
       4:01 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.......|   100.0   |    15.0   |    12.1   |    18.7   |    12.5   |    11.6   |     6.4   |    23.7   |       7   
       8:01 P.M. to 12:00 midnight |   100.0   |    13.8   |    11.3   |    19.2   |    11.9   |    11.8   |     6.3   |    25.7   |       7   
       Not reported................|   100.0   |    13.5   |    10.0   |    17.5   |    11.8   |    12.3   |     7.7   |    27.3   |      10   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Hours on the job before event |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      occurred:                    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Before shift began..........|   100.0   |    15.4   |    11.6   |    16.6   |    17.1   |     9.2   |     4.9   |    25.0   |       7   
       Less than 1 hour............|   100.0   |    14.3   |    10.1   |    19.2   |    12.1   |    11.2   |     6.2   |    26.9   |       8   
       1 hour to less than 2 hours |   100.0   |    16.9   |    12.6   |    17.0   |    11.0   |    10.5   |     7.0   |    25.1   |       7   
       2 hours to less than 4 hours|   100.0   |    15.5   |    11.5   |    18.4   |    12.1   |    11.6   |     6.3   |    24.6   |       7   
       4 hours to less than 6 hours|   100.0   |    15.4   |    11.5   |    18.2   |    11.5   |    11.9   |     6.7   |    24.7   |       7   
       6 hours to less than 8 hours|   100.0   |    15.0   |    11.3   |    18.2   |    12.1   |    11.4   |     6.0   |    25.9   |       7   
       8 hours to less than 10     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        hours......................|   100.0   |    15.7   |    10.6   |    15.9   |    12.0   |    12.4   |     7.8   |    25.7   |       8   
       10 hours to less than 12    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        hours......................|   100.0   |    12.0   |     9.3   |    18.0   |    12.7   |    12.5   |     7.4   |    28.0   |      10   
       12 hours to less than 16    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        hours......................|   100.0   |    11.2   |     9.7   |    15.4   |    12.6   |    14.8   |     8.8   |    27.5   |      11   
       More than 16 hours..........|   100.0   |     3.3   |     4.3   |     9.8   |     6.5   |     9.8   |     6.5   |    57.6   |      54   
       Not reported................|   100.0   |    13.2   |     9.9   |    17.3   |    11.9   |    12.2   |     7.6   |    28.0   |      10   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Day of week:                  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Sunday......................|   100.0   |    15.4   |    12.4   |    17.0   |    12.9   |    12.6   |     6.2   |    23.7   |       7   
       Monday......................|   100.0   |    15.2   |    10.7   |    17.3   |    13.0   |    10.6   |     6.9   |    26.3   |       8   
       Tuesday.....................|   100.0   |    15.1   |    11.2   |    18.2   |    11.6   |    11.3   |     7.1   |    25.6   |       7   
       Wednesday...................|   100.0   |    15.6   |    11.8   |    17.7   |    11.1   |    12.5   |     6.7   |    24.5   |       7   
       Thursday....................|   100.0   |    15.2   |     9.3   |    18.4   |    11.3   |    11.9   |     6.8   |    27.0   |       8   
       Friday......................|   100.0   |    13.1   |    10.9   |    17.8   |    11.6   |    12.0   |     6.6   |    28.1   |       9   
       Saturday....................|   100.0   |    14.2   |    12.2   |    18.0   |    12.8   |    11.6   |     6.7   |    24.6   |       8   
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       1 Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.
       
       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




     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 characteristic, major occupational group, and selected natures of injury or illness,
     2008
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                                   |           |                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                   |           |                                                                                       Nature of injury or illness(3)                                                                                      
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                                   |           |                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                   |           |           |           |                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |                                   |                       |           
                                   |           |           |           |    Cuts, lacerations, punctures   |           |           |           |           |           |           |  Multiple traumatic injuries and  |     Back pain and     |           
                                                                        ___________________________________                                                                                                                                                
                                   |           |           |           |                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |             disorders             |   pain, except back   |           
                                                                                                                                                                                    ___________________________________________________________            
             Characteristic        |   Total   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |                                   |                       |           
                                   |   cases   |  Sprains, |           |           |           |           |  Bruises, |    Heat   |  Chemical |           |   Carpal  |           |           |           |           |           |           |    All    
                                   |           |  strains, | Fractures |           |           |           | contusions|   burns   |   burns   |Amputations|   tunnel  | Tendonitis|           |    With   |           |           |           |   other   
                                   |           |   tears   |           |   Total   |   Cuts,   | Punctures |           |           |           |           |  syndrome |           |           | fractures,|    With   |           | Back pain,| natures(4)
                                   |           |           |           |           |lacerations|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |   Total   | burns, and|sprains and|   Total   | hurt back |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |   other   |  bruises  |           |    only   |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |  injuries |           |           |           |           
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                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Total  [1,078,140 cases]......|   113.3   |    43.8   |     9.4   |    10.5   |     9.1   |     1.3   |     9.8   |     1.6   |     0.6   |     0.7   |     1.1   |     0.4   |     4.6   |     0.9   |     1.8   |    12.0   |     3.9   |    18.8   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Gender:                       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Male........................|   124.8   |    46.3   |    10.9   |    14.6   |    12.6   |     2.0   |     9.8   |     1.8   |      .8   |     1.0   |      .7   |      .4   |     4.8   |     1.2   |     1.4   |    12.1   |     4.1   |    21.7   
       Female......................|    97.3   |    40.3   |     7.4   |     4.8   |     4.3   |      .5   |     9.8   |     1.5   |      .3   |      .2   |     1.6   |      .5   |     4.4   |      .6   |     2.2   |    11.9   |     3.6   |    14.7   
     Age:(5)                       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       16 - 19.....................|   115.9   |    33.6   |     7.2   |    21.2   |    19.9   |     1.3   |    15.7   |     5.1   |      .8   |      .3   |     -     |      .1   |     4.1   |      .9   |     1.9   |     9.5   |     1.9   |    18.3   
       20 - 24.....................|   119.1   |    41.4   |     7.4   |    17.6   |    15.6   |     2.0   |    12.2   |     2.2   |      .7   |     1.1   |      .3   |      .3   |     4.1   |      .6   |     1.4   |    11.3   |     4.2   |    20.6   
       25 - 34.....................|   109.0   |    43.1   |     7.4   |    12.1   |    10.3   |     1.8   |     9.0   |     1.6   |      .8   |      .6   |      .7   |      .4   |     4.0   |      .7   |     1.4   |    10.9   |     4.0   |    18.4   
       35 - 44.....................|   111.0   |    46.8   |     8.7   |     8.7   |     7.3   |     1.4   |     8.7   |     1.4   |      .6   |      .6   |     1.0   |      .5   |     4.0   |     1.0   |     1.6   |    11.9   |     3.9   |    18.0   
       45 - 54.....................|   116.6   |    46.5   |     9.7   |     8.3   |     7.4   |      .9   |     9.7   |     1.7   |      .6   |      .7   |     1.6   |      .5   |     4.8   |      .8   |     1.9   |    13.7   |     4.4   |    18.8   
       55 - 64.....................|   116.7   |    43.1   |    14.0   |     8.2   |     7.2   |     1.0   |    11.0   |     1.0   |      .3   |      .7   |     1.7   |      .3   |     6.2   |     1.4   |     2.4   |    12.0   |     3.1   |    18.2   
       65 and over.................|   102.4   |    27.8   |    18.0   |     6.5   |     6.0   |      .5   |    11.0   |     1.5   |      .2   |      .5   |      .6   |      .4   |     8.1   |     2.6   |     2.4   |    11.1   |     2.1   |    16.8   
     Occupation:                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Management occupations......|    36.2   |    13.6   |     4.5   |     2.7   |     2.6   |      .1   |     2.4   |      .1   |      .1   |      .1   |      .4   |     -     |     3.1   |      .5   |     1.2   |     2.9   |      .7   |     6.3   
       Business and financial      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        operations occupations.....|    14.7   |     4.2   |     1.9   |      .8   |      .8   |     -     |     1.0   |      .1   |     -     |     -     |      .4   |     -     |     2.0   |      .1   |      .9   |     1.7   |      .4   |     2.5   
       Computer and mathematical   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|    12.1   |     4.5   |      .9   |      .5   |      .5   |     -     |      .7   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     1.6   |      .1   |     1.1   |      .1   |     -     |     1.4   |      .6   |     1.3   
       Architecture and engineering|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|    23.7   |     7.7   |     2.1   |     2.0   |     1.6   |      .4   |     1.1   |      .2   |     -     |      .2   |      .3   |      .3   |     1.9   |      .5   |      .5   |     2.2   |      .6   |     5.7   
       Life, physical, and social  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        science occupations........|    28.3   |     9.8   |     3.2   |     3.1   |     2.3   |      .8   |     3.4   |      .4   |      .6   |     -     |      .5   |      .3   |      .5   |     -     |     -     |     1.6   |      .4   |     4.9   
       Community and social        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        services occupations.......|    99.6   |    42.9   |     9.8   |     2.0   |     1.5   |      .5   |    10.6   |      .2   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     6.2   |      .5   |     2.8   |     9.7   |     3.5   |    17.7   
       Legal occupations...........|    20.2   |     9.1   |     3.0   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     1.1   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     1.6   |     -     |     5.0   
       Education, training, and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        library occupations........|    62.8   |    20.2   |     5.3   |     1.3   |      .4   |      .9   |     5.3   |      .5   |     -     |     -     |      .1   |     1.3   |     4.3   |      .8   |     2.1   |    14.5   |     7.3   |    10.1   
       Arts, design, entertainment,|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        sports, and media          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|    47.7   |    20.7   |     5.9   |     2.6   |     2.4   |      .2   |     2.8   |     -     |     -     |     -     |      .1   |     -     |     2.8   |      .4   |     1.5   |     4.3   |      .7   |     8.2   
       Healthcare practitioners and|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        technical occupations......|    90.9   |    46.4   |     5.9   |     3.3   |     2.1   |     1.2   |     8.5   |      .2   |      .1   |     -     |      .3   |      .4   |     2.9   |      .5   |     1.6   |     9.8   |     3.3   |    13.2   
       Healthcare support          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|   243.5   |   132.1   |     9.6   |     4.8   |     3.5   |     1.4   |    20.8   |     1.5   |      .3   |      .2   |      .7   |      .7   |     7.5   |      .8   |     5.1   |    34.8   |    13.5   |    30.3   
       Protective service          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|   117.9   |    42.6   |     9.3   |     4.5   |     3.5   |     1.0   |    10.3   |      .3   |     -     |      .3   |     -     |     -     |     6.7   |      .9   |     2.8   |    11.9   |     3.1   |    31.8   
       Food preparation and serving|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        related occupations........|    92.8   |    26.9   |     5.4   |    18.0   |    17.5   |      .4   |     8.3   |     7.7   |      .8   |      .7   |      .8   |      .6   |     3.1   |      .4   |     1.7   |     9.1   |     2.1   |    11.5   
       Building and grounds        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        cleaning and maintenance   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|   244.7   |   104.7   |    15.9   |    21.9   |    19.5   |     2.4   |    20.4   |     1.0   |     1.9   |      .8   |      .8   |      .6   |    10.7   |     1.0   |     5.5   |    28.2   |     8.8   |    37.9   
       Personal care and service   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|   109.8   |    45.2   |     7.7   |     4.9   |     3.9   |      .9   |     9.7   |     1.0   |      .2   |     -     |      .6   |      .1   |     3.7   |      .6   |     1.9   |    11.7   |     4.6   |    25.1   
       Sales and related           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|    62.0   |    24.0   |     5.9   |     4.2   |     3.8   |      .4   |     6.7   |     1.0   |      .2   |      .1   |      .3   |      .2   |     2.6   |      .4   |     1.2   |     7.1   |     2.4   |     9.7   
       Office and administrative   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        support occupations........|    51.0   |    20.2   |     4.7   |     2.2   |     2.0   |      .2   |     5.6   |      .1   |      .3   |      .1   |     1.5   |      .2   |     2.0   |      .3   |      .8   |     6.0   |     1.5   |     8.2   
       Farming, fishing, and       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        forestry occupations.......|   142.0   |    39.5   |    18.9   |    18.3   |    15.1   |     3.2   |    17.8   |      .7   |      .8   |     1.9   |      .4   |      .4   |     5.6   |     1.8   |     1.1   |    13.0   |     3.8   |    24.7   
       Construction and extraction |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|   221.7   |    74.6   |    24.9   |    31.4   |    24.6   |     6.8   |    14.9   |     1.9   |      .8   |     1.2   |      .8   |      .5   |     8.7   |     2.5   |     1.9   |    21.5   |     7.6   |    40.4   
       Installation, maintenance,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        and repair occupations.....|   209.1   |    78.2   |    17.3   |    24.5   |    20.7   |     3.8   |    14.5   |     3.0   |     1.8   |     2.0   |     1.4   |      .5   |     7.5   |     1.9   |     1.6   |    19.4   |     6.3   |    39.1   
       Production occupations......|   157.9   |    50.0   |    13.2   |    22.0   |    19.4   |     2.6   |    12.4   |     3.8   |     1.2   |     2.9   |     3.6   |     1.1   |     5.5   |     1.6   |     1.6   |    12.7   |     3.6   |    29.6   
       Transportation and material |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        moving occupations.........|   278.4   |   115.9   |    22.7   |    19.7   |    18.0   |     1.8   |    26.8   |     2.3   |     1.5   |     1.0   |     1.0   |      .8   |    12.1   |     2.9   |     4.3   |    31.6   |    11.0   |    42.9   
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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 Data shown in columns correspond to the following Nature codes:  Sprains, strains, tears = 021; Fractures = 012; Cuts, lacerations, punctures = 034, 037; Cuts, lacerations = 034; Punctures = 037; Bruises, contusions = 043; Heat burns = 053;
     Chemical burns = 051; Amputations = 031; Carpal tunnel syndrome = 1241; Tendonitis = 1733; Multiple traumatic injuries and illnesses, Total = 080-089; With fractures, burns, and other injuries = 083, 084; With sprains and bruises = 082; Back pain
     and pain, except back, Total = 0972, 0973; Back pain, hurt back only = 0972; All other natures = all remaining codes, including 9999 (Nonclassifiable).  These codes are based on the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System developed
     by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
       4 Includes nonclassifiable responses.
       5 Information is not shown separately for injured workers under age 14; they accounted for fewer than 50 cases.
       
       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




     TABLE 17. Incidence rates(1) for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(2) per 10,000 full-time workers by selected worker characteristic, major occupational group, and selected parts of body, 2008
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                                   |           |                                                                                   Part of body affected by the injury or illness(3)                                                                                   
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                                   |           |                       |           |                                   |                                                           |                                               |           |           |           
                                   |   Total   |          Head         |           |               Trunk               |                     Upper extremities                     |               Lower extremities               |           |           |           
                                                _______________________             _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                    
             Characteristic        |   cases   |                       |           |                                   |                                                           |                                               |           |  Multiple |    All    
                                   |           |           |           |    Neck   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |    Body   |    body   |   other   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |   Hand,   |           |           |           |           |           |  systems  |   parts   |    body   
                                   |           |   Total   |    Eyes   |           |   Total   |    Back   |  Shoulder |   Total   |    Arm    |   Finger  |   except  |   Wrist   |   Total   |    Knee   |   Ankle   | Foot, toe |           |           |  parts(4) 
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |   finger  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
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                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Total  [1,078,140 cases]......|   113.3   |     7.7   |     2.9   |     1.7   |    38.5   |    23.4   |     7.8   |    25.7   |     5.1   |    10.0   |     4.4   |     4.9   |    25.3   |     9.7   |     5.8   |     5.2   |     1.7   |    11.8   |     1.0   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Gender:                       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Male........................|   124.8   |     9.4   |     4.0   |     1.6   |    43.3   |    25.1   |     8.7   |    29.1   |     5.7   |    13.0   |     5.3   |     4.0   |    28.7   |    10.7   |     6.0   |     6.4   |     1.4   |    10.3   |      .9   
       Female......................|    97.3   |     5.3   |     1.3   |     1.8   |    31.9   |    20.9   |     6.5   |    20.8   |     4.3   |     5.8   |     3.2   |     6.1   |    20.6   |     8.2   |     5.5   |     3.5   |     2.0   |    14.0   |     1.0   
     Age:(5)                       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       16 - 19.....................|   115.9   |    10.4   |     3.8   |      .4   |    26.8   |    16.6   |     5.3   |    38.6   |     7.9   |    16.4   |     8.0   |     4.6   |    29.5   |     8.8   |     7.4   |     7.8   |     1.2   |     7.9   |     1.2   
       20 - 24.....................|   119.1   |    10.4   |     4.4   |     1.9   |    36.2   |    24.8   |     5.9   |    33.2   |     4.7   |    16.1   |     6.5   |     4.5   |    27.0   |     7.5   |     6.7   |     7.9   |     1.5   |     8.5   |      .6   
       25 - 34.....................|   109.0   |     8.6   |     3.6   |     1.7   |    37.2   |    24.8   |     5.8   |    25.5   |     4.2   |    10.6   |     4.7   |     4.6   |    24.0   |     8.1   |     6.6   |     5.2   |     2.0   |     9.1   |      .9   
       35 - 44.....................|   111.0   |     7.8   |     3.0   |     2.0   |    40.3   |    25.0   |     7.9   |    23.2   |     5.3   |     8.5   |     3.9   |     4.4   |    25.0   |    10.2   |     6.1   |     4.5   |     1.5   |    10.7   |      .6   
       45 - 54.....................|   116.6   |     6.6   |     2.4   |     1.6   |    41.3   |    24.2   |     9.0   |    25.2   |     5.4   |     9.0   |     4.1   |     5.3   |    25.0   |    10.3   |     5.1   |     4.9   |     1.7   |    14.3   |      .9   
       55 - 64.....................|   116.7   |     5.7   |     1.5   |     1.5   |    38.8   |    18.7   |    10.7   |    24.5   |     5.3   |     8.1   |     3.5   |     6.3   |    26.8   |    12.2   |     4.4   |     4.5   |     1.8   |    16.7   |     1.0   
       65 and over.................|   102.4   |     6.6   |      .8   |     1.1   |    32.8   |    13.8   |     9.2   |    19.6   |     6.2   |     5.6   |     2.9   |     3.6   |    24.4   |    10.5   |     3.5   |     4.6   |     1.0   |    16.5   |      .4   
     Occupation:                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Management occupations......|    36.2   |     2.0   |      .2   |      .9   |    11.5   |     7.0   |     2.3   |     5.5   |     1.9   |     1.4   |      .4   |     1.3   |     9.0   |     4.0   |     1.9   |     1.3   |     1.1   |     6.1   |      .2   
       Business and financial      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        operations occupations.....|    14.7   |      .9   |     -     |      .2   |     3.1   |     1.9   |      .5   |     2.4   |      .9   |      .2   |      .3   |      .9   |     3.9   |     1.6   |     1.3   |      .5   |      .3   |     3.4   |      .5   
       Computer and mathematical   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|    12.1   |      .6   |      .1   |      .1   |     3.2   |     2.0   |      .9   |     3.4   |      .4   |      .8   |      .1   |     2.0   |     2.7   |     1.3   |      .3   |      .9   |      .2   |     1.8   |      .1   
       Architecture and engineering|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|    23.7   |     2.2   |     1.1   |      .2   |     7.4   |     5.4   |     1.0   |     4.5   |      .9   |     1.6   |      .8   |     1.0   |     6.0   |     2.6   |     1.2   |      .8   |      .5   |     2.9   |      .2   
       Life, physical, and social  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        science occupations........|    28.3   |     1.6   |      .5   |      .2   |     9.7   |     6.2   |     1.8   |     7.1   |     1.3   |      .9   |     3.2   |     1.4   |     5.8   |     2.9   |      .9   |     1.1   |      .8   |     2.5   |      .7   
       Community and social        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        services occupations.......|    99.6   |     5.3   |      .7   |     3.8   |    24.7   |    14.7   |     5.5   |    10.5   |     2.1   |     2.6   |     1.5   |     3.9   |    33.0   |    10.0   |    14.6   |     3.7   |     2.2   |    19.6   |      .6   
       Legal occupations...........|    20.2   |      .2   |     -     |     -     |     5.6   |     4.5   |     1.0   |      .8   |      .2   |     -     |     -     |      .2   |     7.0   |     2.6   |     3.6   |      .4   |     4.6   |     1.7   |     -     
       Education, training, and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        library occupations........|    62.8   |     5.8   |     1.6   |     1.4   |    20.1   |    15.2   |     3.3   |     8.9   |     3.5   |     1.2   |     1.2   |     1.5   |    15.0   |     6.5   |     4.7   |     1.4   |     1.0   |    10.5   |     -     
       Arts, design, entertainment,|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        sports, and media          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|    47.7   |     3.4   |      .3   |      .8   |    13.8   |     8.7   |     2.7   |     5.9   |     2.0   |     1.6   |      .9   |     1.2   |    18.0   |     6.4   |     5.9   |     2.9   |      .7   |     5.0   |     -     
       Healthcare practitioners and|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        technical occupations......|    90.9   |     5.1   |      .9   |     2.0   |    37.6   |    26.1   |     6.5   |    14.7   |     3.8   |     4.1   |     1.8   |     4.2   |    15.6   |     7.9   |     3.3   |     2.1   |     2.2   |    12.9   |      .8   
       Healthcare support          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|   243.5   |     9.1   |     2.7   |     3.9   |   109.4   |    77.5   |    17.5   |    37.3   |     9.3   |     8.4   |     5.6   |    10.8   |    43.7   |    21.0   |    10.1   |     6.1   |     2.8   |    35.1   |     2.0   
       Protective service          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|   117.9   |     9.4   |     1.7   |     1.9   |    26.8   |    12.6   |     5.9   |    12.8   |     3.5   |     3.2   |     1.9   |     2.9   |    44.6   |    19.2   |    10.8   |     4.0   |     2.2   |    19.3   |      .8   
       Food preparation and serving|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        related occupations........|    92.8   |     5.7   |     1.8   |      .3   |    23.4   |    14.8   |     5.7   |    36.1   |     5.3   |    17.0   |     7.1   |     5.4   |    17.2   |     6.3   |     4.5   |     3.0   |     1.7   |     7.6   |      .8   
       Building and grounds        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        cleaning and maintenance   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|   244.7   |    14.7   |     6.2   |     5.0   |    91.0   |    55.7   |    17.2   |    47.9   |    10.3   |    19.0   |     7.9   |     8.2   |    54.0   |    18.7   |    15.0   |    10.9   |     5.2   |    24.6   |     2.2   
       Personal care and service   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|   109.8   |     7.5   |     1.6   |     2.2   |    35.7   |    23.8   |     6.5   |    23.5   |     5.1   |     7.3   |     4.5   |     5.7   |    24.0   |     9.5   |     6.1   |     4.8   |     1.1   |    14.8   |      .7   
       Sales and related           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|    62.0   |     3.9   |      .7   |      .8   |    20.9   |    13.0   |     4.6   |    11.3   |     2.9   |     3.2   |     1.8   |     3.0   |    14.5   |     5.3   |     3.3   |     3.7   |     1.5   |     8.6   |      .4   
       Office and administrative   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        support occupations........|    51.0   |     2.8   |      .6   |      .8   |    17.1   |    10.9   |     3.0   |     9.8   |     1.8   |     2.3   |     1.3   |     3.7   |    12.7   |     4.2   |     3.0   |     3.3   |     1.3   |     6.2   |      .4   
       Farming, fishing, and       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        forestry occupations.......|   142.0   |    11.6   |     5.0   |     1.9   |    42.3   |    24.8   |     7.4   |    33.7   |     8.9   |    12.6   |     8.0   |     3.2   |    38.5   |     9.3   |     7.5   |    11.2   |     1.8   |    10.8   |     1.4   
       Construction and extraction |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|   221.7   |    17.0   |     9.0   |     2.3   |    71.0   |    43.6   |    11.4   |    51.6   |     9.0   |    24.3   |     9.6   |     6.3   |    57.3   |    21.4   |    12.6   |    12.2   |     2.7   |    18.9   |      .9   
       Installation, maintenance,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        and repair occupations.....|   209.1   |    21.9   |     9.8   |     3.6   |    72.2   |    42.5   |    13.8   |    51.4   |     8.9   |    22.3   |    11.0   |     7.2   |    41.2   |    18.9   |     7.9   |     7.6   |     1.8   |    16.2   |      .9   
       Production occupations......|   157.9   |    12.1   |     7.2   |     1.4   |    46.0   |    23.9   |    11.5   |    56.2   |     8.3   |    26.7   |     8.9   |     9.5   |    29.0   |    11.5   |     5.3   |     7.0   |     1.6   |    10.6   |      .9   
       Transportation and material |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        moving occupations.........|   278.4   |    17.9   |     5.1   |     4.8   |   105.4   |    59.3   |    24.0   |    50.5   |    12.7   |    17.9   |     8.9   |     8.7   |    67.0   |    23.2   |    15.2   |    14.3   |     2.0   |    27.4   |     3.2   
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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 Data shown in columns correspond to the following Part of body codes:  Head, Total = 00-09; Eyes = 032; Neck = 10-19; Trunk, Total = 20-29; Back = 23; Shoulder = 21; Upper extremities, Total = 30-39; Arm = 31; Finger = 34; Hand, except finger = 33; Wrist
     = 32; Lower extremities, Total = 40-49; Knee = 412; Ankle = 42; Foot, toe = 43, 44; Body systems = 5; Multiple body parts = 8; All other body parts = remaining codes, including 9999 (Nonclassifiable).  These codes are based on the Occupational Injury and
     Illness Classification System developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
       4 Includes nonclassifiable responses.
       5 Information is not shown separately for injured workers under age 14; they accounted for fewer than 50 cases.
       
       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



     TABLE 18. Incidence rates(1) for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(2) per 10,000 full-time workers by selected worker characteristic, major occupational
     group, and selected sources of injury or illness, 2008
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                                   |           |                                                               Source of injury or illness(3)                                                              
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                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |                       |                       |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           | Person, injured or ill|   Person, other than  |           
                                   |   Total   |           |           |           |           |           |  Floors,  |           |           |         worker        | injured or ill worker |           
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             Characteristic        |   cases   | Chemicals |           | Furniture |           |   Parts   |  walkways |           |           |                       |                       |    All    
                                   |           |    and    | Containers|    and    | Machinery |    and    |     or    | Handtools |  Vehicles |           |           |           |           |   other   
                                   |           |  chemical |           |  fixtures |           | materials |   ground  |           |           |           |   Worker  |           |   Health  | sources(4)
                                   |           |  products |           |           |           |           |  surfaces |           |           |   Total   |   motion  |   Total   |    care   |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |     or    |           |  patient  |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |  position |           |           |           
     ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Total  [1,078,140 cases]......|   113.3   |     1.6   |    13.7   |     4.4   |     6.7   |    11.2   |    22.8   |     5.3   |     9.6   |    16.4   |    15.7   |     6.5   |     5.2   |    14.9   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Gender:                       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Male........................|   124.8   |     1.9   |    15.7   |     4.1   |     9.1   |    17.7   |    20.2   |     7.5   |    12.5   |    17.0   |    16.3   |     2.2   |     1.2   |    17.0   
       Female......................|    97.3   |     1.2   |    11.0   |     5.0   |     3.5   |     2.3   |    26.7   |     2.2   |     5.5   |    15.8   |    15.0   |    12.5   |    10.7   |    11.6   
     Age:(5)                       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       16 - 19.....................|   115.9   |     2.0   |    15.9   |     5.6   |     9.3   |    10.5   |    18.5   |     9.2   |     8.3   |    10.9   |    10.5   |     5.4   |     3.4   |    20.3   
       20 - 24.....................|   119.1   |     1.7   |    14.5   |     5.4   |    10.0   |    14.0   |    16.6   |     8.8   |     9.8   |    11.8   |    11.3   |     8.5   |     7.0   |    18.0   
       25 - 34.....................|   109.0   |     1.8   |    13.2   |     4.5   |     6.9   |    12.6   |    17.2   |     6.3   |     9.3   |    15.1   |    14.4   |     7.4   |     5.7   |    14.9   
       35 - 44.....................|   111.0   |     1.7   |    13.7   |     3.7   |     6.4   |    11.5   |    20.6   |     5.2   |     9.3   |    17.7   |    17.0   |     6.7   |     5.4   |    14.7   
       45 - 54.....................|   116.6   |     1.6   |    14.8   |     4.7   |     6.2   |    10.6   |    25.2   |     4.4   |    10.4   |    18.9   |    18.1   |     6.2   |     5.1   |    13.6   
       55 - 64.....................|   116.7   |     1.2   |    12.5   |     4.7   |     5.6   |     9.4   |    34.3   |     2.8   |     9.8   |    18.2   |    17.3   |     4.8   |     3.7   |    13.4   
       65 and over.................|   102.4   |      .6   |     8.9   |     3.7   |     6.4   |     4.6   |    40.6   |     2.1   |    10.9   |    11.4   |    11.0   |     3.3   |     2.5   |     9.9   
     Occupation:                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Management occupations......|    36.2   |      .2   |     3.2   |     2.2   |     1.6   |     1.3   |    12.0   |      .6   |     3.6   |     6.8   |     6.4   |     1.8   |     1.3   |     3.0   
       Business and financial      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        operations occupations.....|    14.7   |      .1   |     1.5   |      .5   |      .9   |      .2   |     4.5   |    (6)    |     1.2   |     2.6   |     2.4   |      .9   |      .1   |     2.3   
       Computer and mathematical   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|    12.1   |     -     |      .5   |      .3   |     1.6   |      .8   |     3.0   |      .4   |      .5   |     2.9   |     2.9   |     -     |     -     |     2.0   
       Architecture and engineering|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|    23.7   |      .3   |     1.3   |      .5   |     1.3   |     3.0   |     4.3   |     1.5   |     2.2   |     5.3   |     5.2   |      .1   |     -     |     3.8   
       Life, physical, and social  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        science occupations........|    28.3   |     2.1   |     1.7   |      .8   |      .6   |     1.0   |    10.6   |     1.1   |      .4   |     3.6   |     3.5   |     1.2   |     1.0   |     5.1   
       Community and social        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        services occupations.......|    99.6   |      .6   |     3.6   |     2.7   |     1.9   |      .9   |    31.3   |      .3   |    10.6   |    19.0   |    17.8   |    22.1   |    15.3   |     6.5   
       Legal occupations...........|    20.2   |     -     |     4.2   |     -     |     -     |      .5   |     8.7   |     -     |      .7   |      .7   |      .6   |     -     |     -     |     1.0   
       Education, training, and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        library occupations........|    62.8   |      .3   |     1.9   |     6.2   |      .1   |     1.2   |    23.2   |      .6   |     1.7   |     8.6   |     7.9   |    11.7   |     2.8   |     7.4   
       Arts, design, entertainment,|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        sports, and media          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|    47.7   |      .2   |     1.1   |     3.6   |      .6   |      .8   |    12.0   |      .8   |     2.9   |    13.5   |    13.2   |     2.7   |     -     |     9.5   
       Healthcare practitioners and|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        technical occupations......|    90.9   |     1.7   |     2.6   |     5.5   |     1.2   |     1.0   |    20.4   |      .7   |     3.3   |    12.4   |    11.9   |    29.9   |    28.3   |    12.1   
       Healthcare support          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|   243.5   |     2.3   |     6.3   |    10.3   |     3.6   |      .9   |    47.1   |     1.0   |     7.2   |    26.1   |    25.5   |   112.7   |   107.6   |    26.1   
       Protective service          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|   117.9   |      .7   |     3.6   |     2.3   |     1.5   |     2.3   |    35.2   |      .6   |    13.7   |    19.0   |    17.6   |    16.9   |     4.1   |    22.2   
       Food preparation and serving|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        related occupations........|    92.8   |     1.6   |    17.6   |     4.6   |     7.0   |      .8   |    23.4   |     9.7   |     1.9   |    10.3   |    10.0   |     1.1   |    (6)    |    14.8   
       Building and grounds        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        cleaning and maintenance   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|   244.7   |     4.6   |    25.6   |    19.5   |    14.1   |    12.7   |    55.6   |    14.2   |    13.8   |    36.0   |    33.0   |     1.1   |      .3   |    47.4   
       Personal care and service   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|   109.8   |     1.0   |     6.9   |     2.9   |     1.9   |     2.3   |    25.8   |     2.6   |    10.5   |    15.3   |    14.8   |    17.1   |    10.4   |    23.5   
       Sales and related           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|    62.0   |      .5   |    12.0   |     4.5   |     2.4   |     2.4   |    16.1   |     1.9   |     5.1   |     8.7   |     8.0   |     1.2   |     -     |     7.1   
       Office and administrative   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        support occupations........|    51.0   |      .8   |    10.9   |     2.3   |     1.8   |     1.5   |    13.9   |      .8   |     4.2   |     9.3   |     8.8   |      .9   |      .3   |     4.7   
       Farming, fishing, and       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        forestry occupations.......|   142.0   |     2.0   |    12.0   |     1.0   |     7.9   |    13.4   |    27.8   |    10.3   |    11.9   |    13.0   |    12.4   |     -     |     -     |    42.6   
       Construction and extraction |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|   221.7   |     3.1   |     9.7   |     4.4   |    12.9   |    53.9   |    42.1   |    19.2   |    10.9   |    30.6   |    29.3   |      .4   |     -     |    34.4   
       Installation, maintenance,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        and repair occupations.....|   209.1   |     3.6   |    13.6   |     5.7   |    19.0   |    37.7   |    31.6   |    16.2   |    19.4   |    31.3   |    30.6   |      .5   |      .1   |    30.4   
       Production occupations......|   157.9   |     3.2   |    18.1   |     4.2   |    21.9   |    27.2   |    20.8   |    11.3   |     6.2   |    26.3   |    25.7   |      .3   |    (6)    |    18.4   
       Transportation and material |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        moving occupations.........|   278.4   |     2.9   |    54.2   |     8.3   |    12.3   |    28.9   |    46.2   |     6.6   |    52.2   |    37.7   |    35.7   |     1.2   |      .3   |    27.8   
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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 Data shown in columns correspond to the following Source codes: Chemicals and chemical products = 00-09; Containers = 10-19; Furniture and fixtures = 20-29; Machinery = 30-39; Parts and
     materials = 40-49; Person, injured or ill worker = 56; Worker motion or position = 562; Person, other than injured or ill worker = 57; Health care patient = 573; Floors, walkways, or ground surfaces
     = 62; Handtools = 71-73; Vehicles = 80-89; All other sources = all remaining codes, including 9999 (Nonclassifiable).  These codes are based on the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification
     System developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
       4 Includes nonclassifiable responses.
       5 Information is not shown separately for injured workers under age 14; they accounted for fewer than 50 cases.
       6 Data too small to be displayed.
       
       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



     TABLE 19. Incidence rates(1) for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(2) per 10,000 full-time workers by selected worker characteristic major occupational group, and selected events or exposures leading to injury or illness, 2008
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                                   |           |                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                   |           |                                                                                         Event or exposure leading to injury or illness(3)                                                                                         
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                                   |           |                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                   |           |                                               |           |           |           |                       |           |           |                       |           |                                               |           
                                   |           |              Contact with objects             |           |           |           |      Overexertion     |           |           |     Transportation    |           |           Assaults and violent acts           |           
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                                   |           |                                               |           |           |           |                       |           |           |       accidents       |           |                                               |           
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             Characteristic        |   Total   |           |           |           |           |    Fall   |    Fall   |   Slips   |           |           |           |Exposure to|                       |           |           |           |                       |           
                                   |   cases   |           |           |           |           |     to    |     on    |     or    |           |           | Repetitive|  harmful  |           |           |   Fires   |           |           |   All other assaults  |    All    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                _______________________            
                                   |           |           |   Struck  |   Struck  | Caught in |   lower   |    same   |   trips   |           |           |   motion  | substance |           |           |    and    |           |           |                       |   other   
                                   |           |   Total   |     by    |  against  |     or    |   level   |   level   |  without  |   Total   | In lifting|           |     or    |           |  Highway  | explosions|   Total   |     By    |           |           | events(4) 
                                   |           |           |   object  |   object  | compressed|           |           |    fall   |           |           |           |environment|   Total   |  accident |           |           |   person  |           |  Assaults |           
                                   |           |           |           |           | or crushed|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |   Total   |     by    |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |   animal  |           
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                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Total  [1,078,140 cases]......|   113.3   |    30.7   |    16.1   |     7.4   |     5.2   |     7.1   |    16.6   |     3.7   |    26.4   |    13.7   |     3.2   |     4.8   |     5.1   |     3.1   |     0.2   |     2.4   |     1.7   |     0.7   |     0.6   |    13.1   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Gender:                       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Male........................|   124.8   |    40.0   |    20.8   |     9.3   |     7.0   |     8.7   |    12.3   |     3.9   |    28.9   |    15.4   |     2.4   |     5.2   |     6.6   |     3.8   |      .4   |     1.6   |     1.1   |      .5   |      .5   |    14.8   
       Female......................|    97.3   |    17.7   |     9.5   |     4.8   |     2.6   |     4.8   |    22.6   |     3.5   |    23.0   |    11.3   |     4.5   |     4.2   |     3.0   |     2.1   |    (5)    |     3.5   |     2.6   |      .9   |      .8   |    10.4   
     Age:(6)                       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       16 - 19.....................|   115.9   |    48.6   |    24.9   |    13.8   |     7.7   |     5.8   |    14.3   |     3.2   |    18.8   |    11.2   |      .7   |     9.5   |     2.5   |      .7   |      .1   |     2.9   |     2.1   |      .8   |      .7   |     9.5   
       20 - 24.....................|   119.1   |    46.1   |    24.8   |     9.9   |     8.7   |     5.6   |    11.1   |     2.5   |    25.9   |    14.4   |     1.7   |     5.7   |     5.3   |     3.1   |      .2   |     3.5   |     2.6   |      .9   |      .9   |    11.4   
       25 - 34.....................|   109.0   |    33.6   |    18.1   |     7.8   |     5.3   |     6.1   |    11.5   |     3.2   |    25.8   |    14.4   |     2.5   |     5.5   |     5.3   |     3.0   |      .2   |     2.6   |     2.1   |      .5   |      .5   |    13.0   
       35 - 44.....................|   111.0   |    28.3   |    15.0   |     6.8   |     4.5   |     7.1   |    14.1   |     4.6   |    28.2   |    14.2   |     3.4   |     4.5   |     5.0   |     3.2   |      .2   |     2.5   |     1.6   |      .9   |      .9   |    13.2   
       45 - 54.....................|   116.6   |    26.7   |    13.8   |     6.5   |     4.5   |     7.7   |    18.8   |     3.6   |    28.9   |    14.5   |     4.4   |     4.5   |     5.3   |     3.4   |      .4   |     2.1   |     1.3   |      .7   |      .7   |    14.3   
       55 - 64.....................|   116.7   |    24.3   |    11.9   |     6.8   |     4.4   |     8.4   |    27.3   |     4.4   |    24.8   |    11.7   |     4.4   |     3.6   |     4.9   |     3.2   |      .1   |     1.9   |     1.6   |      .3   |      .3   |    12.4   
       65 and over.................|   102.4   |    19.2   |     8.3   |     5.5   |     4.7   |     8.2   |    33.7   |     4.2   |    15.4   |     7.1   |     1.6   |     2.2   |     7.7   |     4.2   |     1.2   |     1.2   |     1.0   |      .2   |      .2   |     7.8   
     Occupation:                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Management occupations......|    36.2   |     5.5   |     2.2   |     2.1   |      .9   |     2.5   |     9.3   |     1.2   |     6.4   |     3.4   |      .9   |     1.3   |     3.0   |     2.5   |    (5)    |      .8   |      .7   |      .1   |      .1   |     5.2   
       Business and financial      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        operations occupations.....|    14.7   |     1.8   |     1.1   |      .4   |      .1   |     1.3   |     4.0   |      .4   |     1.5   |      .9   |     1.1   |      .6   |      .9   |      .7   |     -     |     1.1   |      .7   |      .3   |      .3   |     2.1   
       Computer and mathematical   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|    12.1   |     2.5   |     1.5   |      .4   |      .5   |      .6   |     2.6   |      .4   |     2.2   |     1.2   |     1.9   |      .2   |      .4   |      .3   |     -     |      .3   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     1.0   
       Architecture and engineering|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|    23.7   |     5.6   |     2.1   |     2.1   |      .7   |     1.2   |     3.6   |     1.0   |     3.7   |     2.4   |      .7   |     1.3   |     1.9   |     1.2   |     -     |      .5   |     -     |      .4   |      .4   |     4.1   
       Life, physical, and social  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        science occupations........|    28.3   |     3.7   |     1.9   |     1.1   |      .5   |     1.0   |    10.3   |     1.0   |     3.7   |     1.6   |     1.6   |     3.9   |      .3   |      .3   |     -     |     1.2   |      .8   |      .3   |      .3   |     1.7   
       Community and social        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        services occupations.......|    99.6   |     7.5   |     3.9   |     2.4   |      .7   |     7.3   |    23.4   |     2.3   |    11.5   |     4.1   |      .4   |     3.8   |     9.8   |     8.5   |     -     |    16.2   |    15.7   |      .5   |      .4   |    17.3   
       Legal occupations...........|    20.2   |      .8   |      .3   |     -     |      .4   |     6.3   |     2.5   |     -     |     4.7   |      .7   |      .2   |     4.6   |      .7   |      .5   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |      .4   
       Education, training, and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        library occupations........|    62.8   |     9.9   |     6.1   |     3.6   |      .2   |     4.8   |    18.5   |     2.0   |    10.2   |     4.1   |     1.6   |     1.3   |     1.5   |     1.3   |     -     |     6.2   |     6.1   |     -     |     -     |     6.8   
       Arts, design, entertainment,|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        sports, and media          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|    47.7   |    11.3   |     4.3   |     5.3   |      .6   |     4.0   |     7.1   |     1.1   |     3.9   |     1.9   |     1.2   |      .7   |     1.6   |     1.4   |     -     |     1.5   |      .5   |     1.0   |     1.0   |    15.2   
       Healthcare practitioners and|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        technical occupations......|    90.9   |    11.9   |     6.0   |     3.9   |     1.5   |     2.8   |    17.9   |     2.7   |    31.8   |    15.1   |     1.7   |     3.5   |     2.1   |     1.9   |    (5)    |     5.9   |     4.0   |     1.9   |     1.8   |    10.4   
       Healthcare support          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|   243.5   |    27.7   |    16.1   |     7.6   |     2.8   |     6.1   |    42.4   |     9.7   |   101.7   |    42.3   |     2.2   |     8.4   |     4.5   |     3.5   |      .2   |    18.6   |    16.4   |     2.2   |     2.2   |    21.9   
       Protective service          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|   117.9   |    18.2   |     8.0   |     6.1   |     2.2   |     7.3   |    28.0   |     4.9   |    10.5   |     4.3   |      .4   |     2.9   |     9.5   |     3.7   |      .2   |    19.7   |    19.0   |      .7   |      .6   |    16.3   
       Food preparation and serving|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        related occupations........|    92.8   |    31.3   |    18.0   |     8.5   |     3.4   |     2.2   |    21.4   |     3.9   |    13.2   |     9.1   |     1.8   |    10.4   |      .4   |      .2   |      .1   |     1.0   |      .9   |      .1   |    (5)    |     7.1   
       Building and grounds        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        cleaning and maintenance   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|   244.7   |    59.9   |    27.9   |    17.1   |     9.3   |    18.7   |    39.4   |     9.2   |    57.8   |    30.9   |     4.2   |    12.7   |     9.1   |     4.8   |      .4   |     2.4   |      .7   |     1.7   |     1.7   |    30.8   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Personal care and service   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|   109.8   |    17.1   |     8.8   |     4.9   |     2.6   |     6.6   |    19.5   |     3.7   |    26.4   |     9.3   |     1.6   |     4.6   |     4.7   |     2.7   |     -     |    12.9   |     5.9   |     7.1   |     7.0   |    12.5   
       Sales and related           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|    62.0   |    14.1   |     8.2   |     3.9   |     1.4   |     3.5   |    13.4   |     1.6   |    15.3   |     9.1   |     1.3   |     1.7   |     2.4   |     1.4   |      .3   |     1.1   |      .9   |      .1   |      .1   |     7.2   
       Office and administrative   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        support occupations........|    51.0   |    10.0   |     5.5   |     2.7   |     1.3   |     2.8   |    11.5   |     2.1   |    12.0   |     7.7   |     3.6   |     1.8   |     1.8   |      .8   |    (5)    |      .5   |      .4   |      .2   |      .1   |     5.0   
       Farming, fishing, and       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        forestry occupations.......|   142.0   |    52.1   |    30.4   |     9.3   |     9.2   |    13.6   |    12.4   |     2.6   |    15.5   |     8.0   |     2.1   |     6.4   |     8.8   |     1.9   |     -     |     8.9   |      .6   |     8.3   |     8.1   |    19.5   
       Construction and extraction |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations................|   221.7   |    81.3   |    47.9   |    17.3   |     9.4   |    27.3   |    17.5   |     6.7   |    40.2   |    20.5   |     3.2   |     8.2   |     6.2   |     3.0   |      .8   |      .5   |      .2   |      .2   |      .2   |    29.8   
       Installation, maintenance,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        and repair occupations.....|   209.1   |    70.9   |    35.6   |    18.4   |    11.0   |    16.4   |    16.9   |     6.6   |    47.5   |    26.4   |     4.4   |     9.3   |     9.1   |     6.6   |      .6   |     1.0   |      .4   |      .6   |      .6   |    26.2   
       Production occupations......|   157.9   |    61.8   |    27.4   |    12.0   |    18.0   |     5.6   |    16.1   |     3.9   |    32.5   |    16.0   |    10.9   |     8.8   |     2.0   |      .6   |      .4   |      .4   |      .2   |      .2   |      .2   |    15.5   
       Transportation and material |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        moving occupations.........|   278.4   |    73.1   |    39.0   |    16.2   |    13.6   |    18.0   |    30.2   |     9.5   |    73.0   |    36.9   |     4.9   |     6.2   |    28.4   |    17.9   |      .7   |     1.5   |      .9   |      .6   |      .5   |    33.0   
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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 Data shown in columns correspond to the following Event codes: Contact with objects, Total = 00-09; Struck by object = 020-029; Struck against object = 010-019; Caught in or compressed or crushed = 030-049; Fall to lower level = 110-119; Fall on same level =
     130-139; Slips or trips without fall = 215; Overexertion, Total = 220-229; In lifting = 221; Repetitive motion = 230-239; Exposure to harmful substance or environment = 30-39; Transportation accidents = 40-49; Highway accident = 41; Fires and explosions = 50-52;
     Assaults and violent acts, Total = 60-63; Assaults by person = 61; All other assaults = 60, 62, and 63; Assaults by animal = 63; All other events = all remaining codes, including 9999 (Nonclassifiable).  These codes are based on the Occupational Injury and Illness
     Classification System developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
       4 Includes nonclassifiable responses.
       5 Data too small to be displayed.
       6 Information is not shown separately for injured workers under age 14; they accounted for fewer than 50 cases.
       
       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




     TABLE 20. 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 selected nature of injury or illness, 2008
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                                   |           |                                                                                       Nature of injury or illness(4)                                                                                      
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                                   |           |           |           |                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |                                   |                       |           
                                   |           |           |           |    Cuts, lacerations, punctures   |           |           |           |           |           |           |  Multiple traumatic injuries and  |     Back pain and     |           
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                                   |           |           |           |                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |             disorders             |   pain, except back   |           
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               Occupation          |   Total   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |                                   |                       |           
                                   |   cases   |  Sprains, |           |           |           |           |  Bruises, |    Heat   |  Chemical |           |   Carpal  |           |           |           |           |           |           |    All    
                                   |           |  strains, | Fractures |           |           |           | contusions|   burns   |   burns   |Amputations|   tunnel  | Tendonitis|           |    With   |           |           |           |   other   
                                   |           |   tears   |           |   Total   |   Cuts,   | Punctures |           |           |           |           |  syndrome |           |           | fractures,|    With   |           | Back pain,| natures(5)
                                   |           |           |           |           |lacerations|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |   Total   | burns, and|sprains and|   Total   | hurt back |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |   other   |  bruises  |           |    only   |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |  injuries |           |           |           |           
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                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Total  [1,078,140 cases]......|   113.3   |    43.8   |     9.4   |    10.5   |     9.1   |     1.3   |     9.8   |     1.6   |     0.6   |     0.7   |     1.1   |     0.4   |     4.6   |     0.9   |     1.8   |    12.0   |     3.9   |    18.8   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Nursing aides, orderlies, and |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      attendants...................|   449.0   |   270.3   |    11.6   |     4.8   |     3.8   |     1.0   |    40.6   |      .7   |     -     |     -     |      .4   |     1.3   |    10.4   |      .6   |     7.3   |    60.2   |    24.8   |    48.7   
     Laborers and freight, stock,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and material movers, hand ...|   440.3   |   166.1   |    35.7   |    45.3   |    39.9   |     5.4   |    48.2   |     3.7   |     1.9   |     2.0   |     2.3   |     1.0   |    14.1   |     3.4   |     4.8   |    48.6   |    16.9   |    71.5   
     Emergency medical technicians |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and paramedics...............|   387.0   |   252.4   |     8.6   |     1.5   |     -     |     -     |    11.8   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     4.3   |     1.3   |     2.0   |    58.7   |    23.1   |    49.3   
     Construction laborers.........|   383.1   |   120.9   |    44.8   |    54.1   |    40.4   |    13.7   |    35.4   |     4.2   |     1.3   |     1.7   |      .3   |      .5   |    14.4   |     3.7   |     3.9   |    35.7   |    10.8   |    69.8   
     Truck drivers, heavy and      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      tractor-trailer..............|   362.0   |   157.5   |    36.7   |    18.1   |    17.4   |      .7   |    33.0   |     4.4   |     1.7   |     1.2   |      .4   |     1.1   |    22.6   |     6.8   |     9.3   |    38.6   |    14.5   |    46.6   
     Reservation and transportation|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      ticket agents and travel     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      clerks.......................|   353.8   |   225.2   |    22.7   |    10.0   |     9.9   |     -     |    45.3   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |    11.5   |     -     |     8.3   |     9.7   |     2.9   |    28.0   
     Roofers.......................|   349.2   |   110.2   |    66.6   |    58.8   |    45.1   |    13.6   |    17.3   |    12.2   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     4.1   |    10.9   |     2.9   |     -     |    18.4   |     8.9   |    49.5   
     Cooks, institution and        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cafeteria....................|   330.7   |   106.9   |    16.9   |    42.2   |    42.1   |     -     |    24.4   |    40.3   |     2.2   |     -     |    21.4   |     4.9   |    19.8   |     -     |     3.6   |    28.0   |     7.3   |    23.2   
     Truck drivers, light or       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      delivery services............|   323.8   |   142.8   |    20.3   |    15.1   |    14.7   |      .4   |    25.2   |      .8   |     -     |      .2   |      .5   |      .8   |    15.4   |     1.5   |     5.7   |    53.7   |    18.5   |    48.9   
     Industrial machinery mechanics|   299.9   |   119.6   |    22.6   |    31.4   |    29.6   |     1.8   |    29.9   |     4.8   |     1.0   |     5.1   |     1.6   |     -     |    11.3   |     3.7   |     1.5   |    19.3   |     9.8   |    52.7   
     Food servers, nonrestaurant...|   298.4   |   108.0   |    19.1   |    45.1   |    44.5   |     -     |    33.3   |    14.5   |     2.6   |     -     |     -     |     2.0   |    12.7   |     -     |     7.8   |    26.2   |     6.3   |    33.9   
     Welders, cutters, solderers,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and brazers..................|   292.1   |    72.5   |    38.9   |    28.9   |    25.8   |     3.1   |    18.3   |    12.5   |      .9   |     1.6   |     4.5   |      .6   |     9.0   |     2.1   |     2.7   |    15.9   |     4.0   |    88.5   
     Maids and housekeeping        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cleaners.....................|   277.7   |   120.2   |    17.6   |    12.4   |    10.9   |     1.4   |    28.7   |      .5   |     2.7   |      .5   |      .8   |     1.5   |    10.1   |      .9   |     6.7   |    47.9   |    11.4   |    34.9   
     Automotive service technicians|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and mechanics................|   254.2   |    75.8   |    13.9   |    45.4   |    41.4   |     4.0   |    26.7   |     7.3   |     3.9   |     2.4   |     1.6   |     1.1   |     9.6   |      .8   |      .9   |    25.0   |     4.0   |    41.6   
     Taxi drivers and chauffeurs...|   251.8   |   131.5   |     9.5   |    15.2   |    15.1   |     -     |    19.2   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |    13.6   |     -     |     4.6   |    31.1   |    13.6   |    31.4   
     Heating, air conditioning, and|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      refrigeration mechanics and  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      installers...................|   243.9   |    91.7   |    23.1   |    30.2   |    28.0   |     2.2   |    13.7   |     2.9   |     7.3   |     2.8   |     3.1   |     -     |     5.4   |     2.0   |     1.6   |    20.5   |     7.0   |    43.0   
     Janitors and cleaners, except |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      maids and housekeeping       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cleaners.....................|   243.0   |   104.4   |    14.1   |    20.6   |    18.1   |     2.6   |    19.1   |     1.6   |     2.4   |     1.0   |     1.0   |      .4   |    12.1   |     1.1   |     7.5   |    27.4   |    10.8   |    38.8   
     Plumbers, pipefitters, and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      steamfitters.................|   241.4   |    93.6   |    14.7   |    26.6   |    24.2   |     2.4   |    18.2   |     4.1   |     2.6   |      .8   |     -     |     -     |    12.2   |     4.9   |     1.3   |    26.6   |    19.1   |    41.4   
     Carpenters....................|   235.7   |    70.7   |    20.4   |    49.9   |    31.4   |    18.5   |    12.7   |     -     |      .4   |     1.8   |      .3   |     1.3   |     7.8   |     2.1   |     2.5   |    29.6   |    10.0   |    40.6   
     Butchers and meat cutters.....|   234.2   |    62.2   |     6.3   |    87.4   |    86.1   |     1.4   |     7.0   |     5.9   |     -     |     9.0   |     4.0   |     -     |     2.3   |     -     |     -     |    15.5   |     6.6   |    33.7   
     Bus and truck mechanics and   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      diesel engine specialists....|   230.6   |    74.6   |    27.3   |    16.4   |    13.4   |     2.9   |    18.8   |     2.3   |     -     |      .8   |     1.2   |     -     |    10.5   |     -     |     1.2   |    17.7   |     7.3   |    60.5   
     Telecommunications line       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      installers and repairers.....|   230.6   |   124.8   |     7.8   |     3.6   |     3.0   |     -     |     8.0   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     2.7   |     2.2   |    17.6   |     4.8   |     9.5   |    11.4   |     2.0   |    52.2   
     Maintenance and repair        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      workers, general.............|   212.7   |    77.3   |    18.4   |    25.0   |    19.6   |     5.4   |    11.8   |     3.0   |     2.0   |     2.8   |      .6   |      .6   |     8.6   |     1.6   |     1.5   |    21.5   |     5.8   |    41.1   
     Sheet metal workers...........|   211.7   |    66.7   |    11.6   |    46.4   |    44.1   |     2.3   |    10.3   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     3.1   |     -     |    11.4   |     8.9   |     -     |    18.1   |     7.1   |    40.6   
     Painters, construction and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      maintenance..................|   209.9   |    70.0   |    43.7   |    12.5   |     8.5   |     4.0   |    11.7   |     1.6   |     4.5   |     -     |     3.2   |     -     |     5.3   |     2.1   |     2.2   |    23.2   |     2.1   |    33.7   
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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 = 021; Fractures = 012; Cuts, lacerations, punctures = 034, 037; Cuts, lacerations = 034; Punctures = 037; Bruises, contusions = 043; Heat burns = 053;
     Chemical burns = 051; Amputations = 031; Carpal tunnel syndrome = 1241; Tendonitis = 1733; Multiple traumatic injuries and illnesses, Total = 080-089; With fractures, burns, and other injuries = 083, 084; With sprains and bruises = 082; Back pain
     and pain, except back, Total = 0972, 0973; Back pain, hurt back only = 0972; All other natures = all remaining codes, including 9999 (Nonclassifiable).  These codes are based on the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System 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




     TABLE 21. 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 selected parts of body, 2008
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                                   |           |                                                                                   Part of body affected by the injury or illness(4)                                                                                   
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                                   |   Total   |          Head         |           |               Trunk               |                     Upper extremities                     |               Lower extremities               |           |           |           
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               Occupation          |   cases   |                       |           |                                   |                                                           |                                               |           |  Multiple |    All    
                                   |           |           |           |    Neck   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |    Body   |    body   |   other   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |   Hand,   |           |           |           |           |           |  systems  |   parts   |    body   
                                   |           |   Total   |    Eyes   |           |   Total   |    Back   |  Shoulder |   Total   |    Arm    |   Finger  |   except  |   Wrist   |   Total   |    Knee   |   Ankle   | Foot, toe |           |           |  parts(5) 
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |   finger  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
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                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Total  [1,078,140 cases]......|   113.3   |     7.7   |     2.9   |     1.7   |    38.5   |    23.4   |     7.8   |    25.7   |     5.1   |    10.0   |     4.4   |     4.9   |    25.3   |     9.7   |     5.8   |     5.2   |     1.7   |    11.8   |     1.0   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Nursing aides, orderlies, and |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      attendants...................|   449.0   |    14.9   |     4.5   |     7.7   |   228.8   |   163.6   |    37.5   |    58.7   |    17.3   |     9.7   |     7.0   |    19.6   |    73.9   |    37.0   |    15.6   |    11.0   |     3.5   |    57.9   |     3.6   
     Laborers and freight, stock,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and material movers, hand ...|   440.3   |    29.9   |    11.1   |     5.0   |   158.6   |    91.1   |    33.0   |    99.9   |    20.1   |    41.1   |    19.5   |    15.7   |   112.6   |    33.3   |    21.5   |    33.0   |     2.9   |    27.4   |     4.1   
     Emergency medical technicians |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and paramedics...............|   387.0   |     4.4   |     -     |     8.1   |   215.0   |   157.3   |    36.5   |    71.1   |    46.8   |     8.0   |     1.3   |    14.9   |    43.3   |    22.0   |    13.8   |     3.3   |     8.2   |    25.5   |    11.6   
     Construction laborers.........|   383.1   |    27.3   |    12.1   |     2.5   |   128.1   |    75.0   |    19.1   |    87.2   |    14.6   |    40.0   |    21.6   |     7.7   |   104.2   |    31.5   |    24.9   |    28.8   |     5.2   |    26.9   |     1.7   
     Truck drivers, heavy and      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      tractor-trailer..............|   362.0   |    25.0   |     5.6   |     6.2   |   144.7   |    73.0   |    39.5   |    51.5   |    18.0   |    12.0   |     9.8   |     9.0   |    82.7   |    31.4   |    21.1   |    12.2   |     2.4   |    45.7   |     3.7   
     Reservation and transportation|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      ticket agents and travel     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      clerks.......................|   353.8   |    10.2   |     1.6   |     5.7   |   161.2   |   109.9   |    26.0   |    58.4   |    15.0   |    15.4   |    16.0   |    11.7   |    94.1   |    31.0   |    24.0   |    28.9   |     2.3   |    21.7   |     -     
     Roofers.......................|   349.2   |    15.2   |     6.3   |     5.0   |   105.5   |    74.7   |    11.1   |   100.0   |    21.8   |    59.8   |     7.6   |     9.0   |    79.9   |    25.5   |    18.2   |    21.9   |     -     |    39.3   |     3.5   
     Cooks, institution and        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cafeteria....................|   330.7   |    13.0   |     5.5   |     1.4   |    95.0   |    52.0   |    32.5   |   138.5   |    25.4   |    55.4   |    19.2   |    31.6   |    45.7   |    21.1   |     9.3   |     8.9   |     2.3   |    33.3   |     1.5   
     Truck drivers, light or       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      delivery services............|   323.8   |    14.6   |     2.7   |     8.2   |   129.6   |    79.9   |    25.6   |    45.1   |    10.3   |    15.2   |     6.4   |    11.1   |    81.5   |    30.0   |    22.9   |    11.2   |     2.2   |    37.8   |     4.7   
     Industrial machinery mechanics|   299.9   |    25.8   |    10.9   |     3.4   |   125.2   |    73.6   |    13.6   |    67.7   |    11.7   |    33.4   |    12.2   |     8.4   |    58.6   |    32.8   |     6.3   |     8.1   |     2.2   |    16.8   |     -     
     Food servers, nonrestaurant...|   298.4   |    26.8   |     5.4   |     3.0   |    94.9   |    61.1   |    22.9   |    70.4   |    14.3   |    29.6   |    15.9   |     8.4   |    65.5   |    21.8   |    19.6   |    14.4   |     2.2   |    33.6   |     2.0   
     Welders, cutters, solderers,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and brazers..................|   292.1   |    58.2   |    48.1   |     2.3   |    75.0   |    38.3   |    14.3   |    78.3   |    17.8   |    35.4   |     7.2   |    10.9   |    54.7   |    22.7   |     6.3   |    16.7   |     2.1   |    20.1   |     1.5   
     Maids and housekeeping        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cleaners.....................|   277.7   |    16.4   |     5.6   |     2.3   |    97.9   |    62.4   |    20.5   |    59.5   |    12.9   |    16.1   |     9.8   |    14.7   |    59.7   |    26.0   |    17.5   |     5.9   |     6.8   |    33.8   |     1.2   
     Automotive service technicians|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and mechanics................|   254.2   |    41.7   |    16.8   |     2.3   |    65.6   |    34.8   |    12.7   |    89.7   |     9.7   |    46.6   |    19.7   |    11.9   |    38.9   |    14.0   |     9.8   |     7.5   |     1.0   |    13.7   |     1.4   
     Taxi drivers and chauffeurs...|   251.8   |    11.7   |     1.3   |    17.8   |   102.8   |    77.0   |    13.6   |    21.0   |    10.4   |     2.4   |     2.8   |     4.7   |    36.6   |    17.2   |     7.0   |     3.5   |     5.9   |    55.6   |     -     
     Heating, air conditioning, and|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      refrigeration mechanics and  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      installers...................|   243.9   |    32.8   |    15.6   |     1.3   |    88.6   |    58.9   |    18.8   |    50.1   |     6.7   |    15.1   |    18.1   |     7.8   |    41.5   |    19.5   |     8.1   |     6.3   |     3.1   |    24.7   |     1.9   
     Janitors and cleaners, except |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      maids and housekeeping       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cleaners.....................|   243.0   |    14.9   |     7.0   |     7.3   |    93.8   |    58.4   |    16.5   |    48.1   |     9.7   |    21.7   |     7.5   |     7.3   |    47.2   |    17.6   |    10.7   |    11.6   |     4.6   |    24.8   |     2.4   
     Plumbers, pipefitters, and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      steamfitters.................|   241.4   |    28.9   |    18.8   |     2.1   |    95.1   |    69.3   |    15.0   |    38.3   |     7.8   |    18.2   |     7.5   |     2.3   |    53.8   |    30.0   |     5.5   |     6.7   |     1.8   |    20.7   |      .6   
     Carpenters....................|   235.7   |    18.4   |     9.9   |     1.2   |    70.5   |    42.2   |    11.2   |    63.7   |    10.7   |    31.9   |    12.7   |     6.6   |    55.1   |    20.3   |    10.6   |    13.1   |     1.1   |    24.4   |     1.3   
     Butchers and meat cutters.....|   234.2   |    14.7   |     4.7   |     -     |    68.5   |    28.0   |    13.5   |   113.9   |     7.6   |    84.6   |    11.9   |     7.9   |    27.4   |     9.2   |     6.2   |     8.5   |     -     |     5.7   |     3.6   
     Bus and truck mechanics and   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      diesel engine specialists....|   230.6   |    51.2   |    22.8   |     3.9   |    82.4   |    37.7   |    12.6   |    33.4   |     7.6   |    14.3   |     7.4   |     2.8   |    43.3   |    16.2   |     6.2   |     9.0   |      .9   |    14.2   |     1.2   
     Telecommunications line       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      installers and repairers.....|   230.6   |    11.1   |     3.3   |     7.4   |    80.7   |    53.8   |    21.0   |    33.7   |    12.2   |     5.6   |     6.1   |     6.2   |    62.0   |    33.5   |    17.0   |     2.9   |     3.0   |    31.3   |     1.4   
     Maintenance and repair        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      workers, general.............|   212.7   |    20.7   |    10.0   |     4.0   |    73.3   |    40.7   |    14.0   |    51.7   |     8.4   |    23.6   |     8.6   |     8.3   |    45.0   |    21.7   |     8.5   |    10.2   |     2.4   |    14.7   |     1.0   
     Sheet metal workers...........|   211.7   |    12.6   |     7.1   |     4.7   |    66.8   |    41.1   |    15.6   |    80.8   |     7.6   |    44.0   |     9.6   |    19.3   |    31.5   |    11.3   |     7.6   |     4.6   |     -     |    14.1   |     1.1   
     Painters, construction and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      maintenance..................|   209.9   |    17.2   |    15.0   |     2.6   |    63.9   |    34.6   |    17.3   |    58.0   |    11.5   |    15.1   |     6.6   |    24.3   |    49.0   |    19.4   |    18.7   |     3.7   |     1.6   |    17.2   |     -     
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  
       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 Part of body codes:  Head, Total = 00-09; Eyes = 032; Neck = 10-19; Trunk, Total = 20-29; Back = 23; Shoulder = 21; Upper extremities, Total = 30-39; Arm = 31; Finger = 34; Hand, except finger = 33; Wrist
     = 32; Lower extremities, Total = 40-49; Knee = 412; Ankle = 42; Foot, toe = 43, 44; Body systems = 5; Multiple body parts = 8; All other body parts = remaining codes, including 9999 (Nonclassifiable).  These codes are based on the Occupational Injury and
     Illness Classification System 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




     TABLE 22. 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 selected sources of
     injury or illness, 2008
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                                   |           |                                                                                                                                                           
                                   |           |                                                               Source of injury or illness(4)                                                              
                                                ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |           |                                                                                                                                                           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |                       |                       |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           | Person, injured or ill|   Person, other than  |           
                                   |   Total   |           |           |           |           |           |  Floors,  |           |           |         worker        | injured or ill worker |           
                                                                                                                                                _______________________________________________            
               Occupation          |   cases   | Chemicals |           | Furniture |           |   Parts   |  walkways |           |           |                       |                       |    All    
                                   |           |    and    | Containers|    and    | Machinery |    and    |     or    | Handtools |  Vehicles |           |           |           |           |   other   
                                   |           |  chemical |           |  fixtures |           | materials |   ground  |           |           |           |   Worker  |           |   Health  | sources(5)
                                   |           |  products |           |           |           |           |  surfaces |           |           |   Total   |   motion  |   Total   |    care   |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |     or    |           |  patient  |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |  position |           |           |           
     ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Total  [1,078,140 cases]......|   113.3   |     1.6   |    13.7   |     4.4   |     6.7   |    11.2   |    22.8   |     5.3   |     9.6   |    16.4   |    15.7   |     6.5   |     5.2   |    14.9   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Nursing aides, orderlies, and |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      attendants...................|   449.0   |     2.4   |     6.6   |    18.4   |     5.9   |     1.3   |    77.5   |      .9   |     7.5   |    42.5   |    41.8   |   247.9   |   241.2   |    38.0   
     Laborers and freight, stock,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and material movers, hand ...|   440.3   |     4.4   |   116.3   |    21.5   |    25.8   |    52.2   |    55.5   |    15.0   |    50.0   |    51.5   |    49.7   |     1.0   |     -     |    47.2   
     Emergency medical technicians |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and paramedics...............|   387.0   |     7.2   |     2.4   |    13.2   |     -     |    10.0   |    30.6   |     -     |    33.4   |    53.4   |    47.2   |   175.4   |   146.1   |    60.0   
     Construction laborers.........|   383.1   |     3.7   |    20.2   |     2.6   |    20.1   |    97.5   |    67.8   |    38.9   |    26.9   |    41.1   |    39.8   |      .6   |     -     |    63.8   
     Truck drivers, heavy and      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      tractor-trailer..............|   362.0   |     3.4   |    39.1   |     3.4   |     9.4   |    43.0   |    82.2   |     6.0   |    91.7   |    52.0   |    49.2   |      .6   |     -     |    31.1   
     Reservation and transportation|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      ticket agents and travel     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      clerks.......................|   353.8   |     1.6   |   140.9   |     7.1   |     7.2   |     3.7   |    51.5   |     -     |    64.9   |    43.0   |    42.7   |     4.3   |     -     |    28.7   
     Roofers.......................|   349.2   |     2.1   |    43.6   |     -     |    10.2   |    58.3   |    74.1   |    34.6   |    19.4   |    39.0   |    35.2   |     -     |     -     |    68.0   
     Cooks, institution and        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cafeteria....................|   330.7   |     5.1   |    65.1   |    10.7   |    14.2   |     2.7   |    93.8   |    26.5   |     4.2   |    47.6   |    46.5   |     -     |     -     |    60.2   
     Truck drivers, light or       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      delivery services............|   323.8   |     1.0   |    66.9   |    12.2   |     7.6   |    25.5   |    57.3   |     6.8   |    72.7   |    47.1   |    43.5   |      .8   |     -     |    26.0   
     Industrial machinery mechanics|   299.9   |     5.3   |    25.0   |     3.9   |    51.1   |    57.1   |    37.2   |    22.0   |    21.7   |    42.8   |    42.4   |     -     |     -     |    33.7   
     Food servers, nonrestaurant...|   298.4   |     5.3   |    52.4   |    14.5   |    13.5   |     9.0   |    82.0   |    15.2   |    17.9   |    38.2   |    36.9   |     3.0   |     -     |    47.4   
     Welders, cutters, solderers,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and brazers..................|   292.1   |     1.8   |    13.9   |     4.0   |    30.9   |    91.2   |    25.8   |    33.1   |     7.1   |    32.6   |    32.4   |     -     |     -     |    51.5   
     Maids and housekeeping        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cleaners.....................|   277.7   |     6.5   |    28.2   |    35.6   |     7.2   |     2.7   |    76.5   |     4.4   |    11.4   |    57.0   |    52.3   |     1.6   |      .8   |    46.5   
     Automotive service technicians|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and mechanics................|   254.2   |     6.2   |    10.6   |     2.3   |    11.7   |    72.7   |    26.9   |    28.5   |    39.4   |    25.8   |    24.5   |     -     |     -     |    30.2   
     Taxi drivers and chauffeurs...|   251.8   |     -     |    23.5   |     -     |     -     |     2.3   |    47.4   |     -     |   114.2   |    17.1   |    13.9   |     8.9   |     4.7   |    36.2   
     Heating, air conditioning, and|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      refrigeration mechanics and  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      installers...................|   243.9   |    10.0   |    11.5   |     3.0   |    25.6   |    41.8   |    42.9   |    12.4   |    11.8   |    46.0   |    45.8   |     -     |     -     |    38.7   
     Janitors and cleaners, except |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      maids and housekeeping       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cleaners.....................|   243.0   |     5.9   |    34.5   |    20.9   |    12.3   |    14.6   |    58.3   |    13.6   |    13.6   |    32.1   |    30.8   |     1.3   |     -     |    35.9   
     Plumbers, pipefitters, and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      steamfitters.................|   241.4   |     3.4   |    11.6   |    11.4   |    25.9   |    49.0   |    38.0   |    24.1   |     8.0   |    37.2   |    36.8   |     -     |     -     |    32.7   
     Carpenters....................|   235.7   |      .7   |     7.8   |     6.5   |    11.2   |    84.7   |    37.5   |    16.9   |     6.2   |    31.9   |    29.9   |     -     |     -     |    32.1   
     Butchers and meat cutters.....|   234.2   |     -     |    55.3   |     1.8   |    60.3   |     2.5   |    28.5   |    39.8   |     7.7   |    18.3   |    18.1   |     -     |     -     |    19.5   
     Bus and truck mechanics and   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      diesel engine specialists....|   230.6   |     4.2   |     7.5   |    13.3   |     3.7   |    52.0   |    22.5   |    35.7   |    29.2   |    33.1   |    32.5   |     3.1   |     -     |    26.4   
     Telecommunications line       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      installers and repairers.....|   230.6   |     -     |    16.7   |     2.7   |     9.3   |    15.4   |    49.6   |     7.5   |    25.0   |    47.2   |    47.0   |     2.9   |     -     |    54.3   
     Maintenance and repair        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      workers, general.............|   212.7   |     3.7   |    13.7   |    10.8   |    27.9   |    30.5   |    37.8   |    18.4   |    13.8   |    29.4   |    28.9   |      .3   |     -     |    26.3   
     Sheet metal workers...........|   211.7   |     -     |     3.5   |     3.0   |    13.9   |    68.0   |    34.1   |    20.6   |     4.5   |    27.4   |    27.3   |     -     |     -     |    36.5   
     Painters, construction and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      maintenance..................|   209.9   |     9.4   |    11.0   |     4.2   |     9.0   |    10.2   |    64.4   |     7.6   |     7.1   |    36.2   |    36.0   |     -     |     -     |    50.9   
     ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

       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 Source codes: Chemicals and chemical products = 00-09; Containers = 10-19; Furniture and fixtures = 20-29; Machinery = 30-39; Parts and
     materials = 40-49; Person, injured or ill worker = 56; Worker motion or position = 562; Person, other than injured or ill worker = 57; Health care patient = 573; Floors, walkways, or ground surfaces
     = 62; Handtools = 71-73; Vehicles = 80-89; All other sources = all remaining codes, including 9999 (Nonclassifiable).  These codes are based on the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification
     System 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



     TABLE 23. 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 selected events or exposures leading to injury or illness, 2008
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                                   |           |                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                   |           |                                                                                         Event or exposure leading to injury or illness(4)                                                                                         
                                                ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |           |                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                   |           |                                               |           |           |           |                       |           |           |                       |           |                                               |           
                                   |           |              Contact with objects             |           |           |           |      Overexertion     |           |           |     Transportation    |           |           Assaults and violent acts           |           
                                                _______________________________________________                                     _______________________                                                             _______________________________________________            
                                   |           |                                               |           |           |           |                       |           |           |       accidents       |           |                                               |           
                                                                                                                                                                                    _______________________                                                                        
               Occupation          |   Total   |           |           |           |           |    Fall   |    Fall   |   Slips   |           |           |           |Exposure to|                       |           |           |           |                       |           
                                   |   cases   |           |           |           |           |     to    |     on    |     or    |           |           | Repetitive|  harmful  |           |           |   Fires   |           |           |   All other assaults  |    All    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                _______________________            
                                   |           |           |   Struck  |   Struck  | Caught in |   lower   |    same   |   trips   |           |           |   motion  | substance |           |           |    and    |           |           |                       |   other   
                                   |           |   Total   |     by    |  against  |     or    |   level   |   level   |  without  |   Total   | In lifting|           |     or    |           |  Highway  | explosions|   Total   |     By    |           |           | events(5) 
                                   |           |           |   object  |   object  | compressed|           |           |    fall   |           |           |           |environment|   Total   |  accident |           |           |   person  |           |  Assaults |           
                                   |           |           |           |           | or crushed|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |   Total   |     by    |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |   animal  |           
     ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Total  [1,078,140 cases]......|   113.3   |    30.7   |    16.1   |     7.4   |     5.2   |     7.1   |    16.6   |     3.7   |    26.4   |    13.7   |     3.2   |     4.8   |     5.1   |     3.1   |     0.2   |     2.4   |     1.7   |     0.7   |     0.6   |    13.1   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Nursing aides, orderlies, and |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      attendants...................|   449.0   |    49.3   |    27.3   |    13.8   |     5.8   |     6.5   |    74.0   |    13.5   |   216.8   |    89.5   |     2.2   |    11.6   |     3.4   |     3.0   |     -     |    29.4   |    28.8   |      .6   |      .4   |    42.3   
     Laborers and freight, stock,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and material movers, hand ...|   440.3   |   155.1   |    81.5   |    31.7   |    33.4   |    17.8   |    39.3   |     9.8   |   130.9   |    76.5   |     8.8   |    10.5   |    18.9   |     3.1   |     2.1   |     1.2   |      .7   |      .6   |      .5   |    45.9   
     Emergency medical technicians |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and paramedics...............|   387.0   |    17.5   |    10.8   |     4.0   |     2.4   |    10.6   |    24.4   |     6.5   |   230.4   |   158.0   |     1.8   |    12.6   |    24.3   |    21.2   |     -     |     6.5   |     4.7   |     1.9   |     -     |    52.4   
     Construction laborers.........|   383.1   |   152.1   |    99.6   |    26.0   |    14.3   |    42.1   |    32.4   |    10.9   |    71.0   |    36.7   |     3.4   |    12.7   |    14.2   |     4.8   |     1.8   |      .9   |      .3   |      .6   |      .6   |    41.7   
     Truck drivers, heavy and      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      tractor-trailer..............|   362.0   |    71.0   |    39.2   |    17.8   |     9.2   |    37.2   |    49.5   |    14.3   |    76.8   |    28.6   |     2.9   |     7.3   |    55.0   |    40.5   |      .7   |     1.4   |      .9   |      .5   |      .5   |    45.9   
     Reservation and transportation|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      ticket agents and travel     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      clerks.......................|   353.8   |    89.3   |    44.5   |    26.9   |    13.4   |    12.2   |    38.3   |     9.8   |   141.5   |    90.3   |     4.0   |     1.7   |    23.9   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |    32.7   
     Roofers.......................|   349.2   |   108.0   |    70.9   |    21.7   |     5.1   |    81.8   |    25.9   |    12.7   |    55.0   |    33.5   |     6.1   |    15.2   |     8.7   |     7.1   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |    34.4   
     Cooks, institution and        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cafeteria....................|   330.7   |    85.6   |    61.4   |    21.0   |     2.0   |     6.1   |    86.4   |    10.2   |    52.5   |    39.5   |    23.6   |    46.0   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     1.4   |     -     |     1.4   |     -     |    18.8   
     Truck drivers, light or       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      delivery services............|   323.8   |    64.1   |    40.2   |    14.2   |     6.2   |    21.3   |    35.7   |    12.1   |    94.5   |    50.2   |     5.2   |     2.6   |    39.4   |    30.2   |     -     |     3.5   |     1.1   |     2.5   |     2.3   |    45.1   
     Industrial machinery mechanics|   299.9   |   104.2   |    52.5   |    17.5   |    26.3   |    12.5   |    33.3   |     8.8   |    76.6   |    46.7   |     3.8   |    12.0   |    15.0   |    12.2   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |    33.3   
     Food servers, nonrestaurant...|   298.4   |    90.5   |    59.0   |    19.5   |     7.8   |     8.5   |    78.6   |    16.7   |    53.1   |    32.2   |     5.0   |    20.7   |     2.3   |     -     |     -     |     1.8   |     1.7   |     -     |     -     |    21.2   
     Welders, cutters, solderers,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and brazers..................|   292.1   |   133.5   |    74.2   |    11.7   |    30.1   |    12.8   |    15.5   |     4.0   |    56.1   |    27.2   |     9.5   |    31.1   |     1.5   |     -     |     2.4   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |    25.3   
     Maids and housekeeping        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cleaners.....................|   277.7   |    51.7   |    26.3   |    19.1   |     4.6   |    15.1   |    68.1   |    15.3   |    64.4   |    28.0   |     7.5   |     9.1   |     2.5   |      .6   |     -     |     3.1   |      .5   |     2.6   |     2.5   |    40.8   
     Automotive service technicians|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and mechanics................|   254.2   |   124.5   |    60.0   |    42.8   |    10.0   |     6.8   |    19.5   |     6.8   |    51.4   |    32.2   |     2.9   |    11.9   |     6.4   |     3.4   |      .9   |     2.6   |     -     |     2.1   |     2.1   |    20.5   
     Taxi drivers and chauffeurs...|   251.8   |    24.6   |    15.2   |     6.9   |     -     |    13.0   |    36.0   |     4.1   |    51.0   |    21.6   |     -     |     4.8   |   101.7   |    92.1   |     -     |     3.7   |     3.3   |     -     |     -     |    12.5   
     Heating, air conditioning, and|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      refrigeration mechanics and  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      installers...................|   243.9   |    66.9   |    31.6   |    23.5   |     5.5   |    35.5   |    11.0   |     9.4   |    50.5   |    22.6   |     4.8   |    16.0   |     7.4   |     7.4   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |    41.7   
     Janitors and cleaners, except |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      maids and housekeeping       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cleaners.....................|   243.0   |    53.3   |    24.5   |    14.0   |     9.0   |    24.6   |    35.5   |     9.9   |    64.1   |    36.6   |     3.8   |    14.0   |     8.4   |     6.6   |      .7   |     2.2   |     1.0   |     1.2   |     1.2   |    26.3   
     Plumbers, pipefitters, and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      steamfitters.................|   241.4   |    73.5   |    46.5   |    16.1   |     6.6   |    23.9   |    15.3   |     4.5   |    57.8   |    33.8   |     2.1   |    15.9   |     5.0   |     4.5   |     3.9   |      .9   |     -     |      .8   |      .8   |    38.6   
     Carpenters....................|   235.7   |   101.8   |    61.4   |    22.9   |    10.5   |    27.2   |    13.6   |     7.7   |    48.8   |    25.4   |     3.1   |     3.4   |     2.7   |     1.0   |     -     |      .2   |     -     |      .2   |      .2   |    27.2   
     Butchers and meat cutters.....|   234.2   |   121.3   |    55.3   |    28.1   |    27.3   |     -     |    25.6   |     4.1   |    53.7   |    40.9   |     8.7   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     5.5   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |    10.7   
     Bus and truck mechanics and   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      diesel engine specialists....|   230.6   |    86.5   |    54.4   |    15.3   |    10.5   |    13.8   |    18.5   |     4.4   |    52.1   |    32.7   |     1.9   |    13.2   |     4.4   |     2.1   |     1.6   |     3.0   |     3.0   |     -     |     -     |    31.1   
     Telecommunications line       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      installers and repairers.....|   230.6   |    22.7   |    13.5   |     7.8   |     -     |    37.2   |    23.7   |    10.8   |    53.5   |    25.3   |     5.2   |     9.1   |    22.9   |    22.6   |     -     |     5.2   |     2.7   |     2.5   |     1.8   |    40.2   
     Maintenance and repair        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      workers, general.............|   212.7   |    69.6   |    37.0   |    16.4   |    11.6   |    16.0   |    20.4   |     5.6   |    49.2   |    24.4   |     5.6   |    10.8   |     9.1   |     6.2   |      .5   |      .8   |      .2   |      .6   |      .6   |    25.1   
     Sheet metal workers...........|   211.7   |    84.0   |    34.5   |    24.0   |    12.9   |    31.9   |    20.9   |     7.3   |    34.7   |    23.1   |     4.4   |     2.0   |     1.5   |     1.4   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |    24.7   
     Painters, construction and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      maintenance..................|   209.9   |    50.4   |    24.3   |     7.0   |     6.9   |    57.8   |    11.0   |     5.6   |    37.3   |    10.3   |    10.5   |    11.9   |     1.2   |     1.0   |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |    24.0   
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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 Event codes: Contact with objects, Total = 00-09; Struck by object = 020-029; Struck against object = 010-019; Caught in or compressed or crushed = 030-049; Fall to lower level = 110-119; Fall on same level =
     130-139; Slips or trips without fall = 215; Overexertion, Total = 220-229; In lifting = 221; Repetitive motion = 230-239; Exposure to harmful substance or environment = 30-39; Transportation accidents = 40-49; Highway accident = 41; Fires and explosions = 50-52;
     Assaults and violent acts, Total = 60-63; Assaults by person = 61; All other assaults = 60, 62, and 63; Assaults by animal = 63; All other events = all remaining codes, including 9999 (Nonclassifiable).  These codes are based on the Occupational Injury and Illness
     Classification System 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

Last Modified Date: December 04, 2009