Table 11. Number, median days away from work, and percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected worker occupation and days away from work groups, private industry, 2012


     TABLE 11. Number, median days away from work(1), and percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days
     away from work(2) by selected worker occupation(3) and days away from work groups, private industry, 2012
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                                   |           |                  Percent of days-away-from-work cases involving —                 |           
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                                   |           |                                                                                   |   Median  
               Occupation          |Total 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   |           
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                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
          Total....................|   905,690 |    14.1   |    10.7   |    17.2   |    12.0   |    11.5   |     6.4   |    28.0   |       8   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
           Laborers and freight,   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            stock, and material    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            movers, hand...........|    60,640 |    12.9   |    10.0   |    16.1   |    11.2   |    11.5   |     7.3   |    31.0   |      10   
           Heavy and               |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            tractor-trailer truck  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            drivers................|    40,440 |     7.2   |     5.9   |    14.6   |    11.6   |    12.4   |     8.3   |    39.9   |      19   
           Nursing assistants......|    38,010 |    15.5   |    14.2   |    20.6   |    14.6   |    10.2   |     5.0   |    19.9   |       5   
           Production workers, all |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            other..................|    28,090 |    14.1   |    11.0   |    18.2   |    13.0   |    12.0   |     5.7   |    26.1   |       8   
           Light truck or delivery |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            services drivers.......|    24,620 |     9.9   |     9.2   |    15.2   |    11.4   |     8.9   |     5.4   |    40.0   |      14   
           Retail salespersons.....|    24,520 |    16.7   |    11.8   |    15.6   |    10.8   |    11.0   |     6.9   |    27.2   |       7   
           Maintenance and repair  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            workers, general.......|    23,470 |    12.1   |    10.9   |    18.7   |    11.5   |    14.7   |     7.0   |    25.0   |       9   
           Janitors and cleaners,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            except maids and       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            housekeeping cleaners..|    21,970 |    11.9   |     8.4   |    18.1   |    13.6   |    10.7   |     6.2   |    31.1   |      10   
           Stock clerks and order  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            fillers................|    20,940 |    14.5   |    10.7   |    17.3   |    11.0   |    11.5   |     5.6   |    29.4   |       8   
           Registered nurses.......|    20,930 |    14.4   |    10.1   |    19.8   |    13.8   |    11.1   |     6.5   |    24.2   |       7   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
           Maids and housekeeping  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            cleaners...............|    18,020 |    14.0   |    11.9   |    18.6   |    13.0   |    13.4   |     5.3   |    23.8   |       7   
           Construction laborers...|    17,660 |    12.9   |     7.9   |    15.2   |    13.3   |    11.9   |     5.9   |    32.9   |      11   
           Food preparation workers|    13,510 |    18.4   |    15.6   |    20.4   |    12.6   |     9.8   |     5.5   |    17.7   |       5   
           First-line supervisors  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            of retail sales workers|    13,250 |    10.6   |    12.8   |    16.6   |    11.5   |     9.2   |     5.4   |    33.8   |      10   
           Automotive service      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            technicians and        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            mechanics..............|    11,670 |    18.5   |    12.2   |    12.7   |    10.6   |    11.8   |     3.1   |    31.2   |       7   
           Personal care aides.....|    11,470 |    11.0   |    11.9   |    19.3   |    11.9   |    12.1   |     8.7   |    25.2   |       8   
           Landscaping and         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            groundskeeping workers |    11,150 |    16.6   |    11.0   |    21.3   |    10.7   |    12.4   |     8.1   |    20.0   |       6   
           Cashiers................|    11,140 |    19.4   |    14.6   |    13.7   |    10.1   |    10.6   |     3.5   |    27.9   |       7   
           Assemblers and          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            fabricators, all other |    11,060 |    13.3   |    11.4   |    16.4   |    11.9   |    11.0   |     7.3   |    28.6   |       9   
           Carpenters..............|    10,080 |     8.4   |    14.5   |    14.7   |    13.0   |    10.9   |     3.1   |    35.5   |      10   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
           Driver/sales workers....|     9,680 |     8.7   |     8.3   |    19.6   |    11.3   |    10.6   |     9.0   |    32.4   |      13   
           Cooks, restaurant.......|     9,090 |    14.6   |    14.2   |    24.5   |    15.0   |     9.1   |     4.2   |    18.3   |       5   
           Combined food           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            preparation and serving|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            workers, including fast|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            food...................|     8,580 |    18.9   |    14.7   |    22.6   |    13.3   |    10.1   |     3.3   |    17.1   |       5   
           Home health aides.......|     7,830 |     8.9   |     8.6   |    13.8   |    12.8   |    13.0   |     8.2   |    34.7   |      14   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
           Farmworkers and         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            laborers, crop,        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            nursery, and greenhouse|     7,760 |    14.3   |    10.2   |    25.9   |    13.7   |     9.9   |     5.5   |    20.4   |       5   
           Electricians............|     6,890 |    12.9   |     6.5   |    22.4   |     8.4   |    11.5   |     6.2   |    32.1   |      10   
           Customer service        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            representatives........|     6,430 |    17.4   |    12.1   |    16.6   |     9.8   |    14.5   |     6.1   |    23.6   |       7   
           Security guards.........|     6,380 |    16.5   |    11.3   |    15.2   |     9.7   |    11.4   |     4.9   |    30.9   |       8   
           Waiters and waitresses..|     6,320 |    17.9   |    13.4   |    15.8   |    12.5   |    11.4   |     7.4   |    21.7   |       7   
           Heating, air            |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            conditioning, and      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            refrigeration mechanics|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
            and installers.........|     6,230 |    10.0   |    10.3   |    16.2   |    12.4   |    11.7   |    10.1   |    29.2   |      12   
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       1 Median days away from work is the measure used to summarize the varying lengths of absences from work among the cases with days away
     from work. Half the cases involved more days and half involved less days than a specified median. Median days away from work are
     represented in actual values.
       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 Selected occupations ranked in descending case count for private industry.
       
       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.

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