Table 17. Number, incidence rate, and median days away from work for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from workfor event or exposure and part of body by nature of injury or illness, private industry, state government, and local government, 2012


     TABLE 17. Number, incidence rate(1), and median days(2) away from work for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(3)for event or exposure
     and part of body by nature of injury or illness, private industry, state government, and local government, 2012
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                                   |      Sprains, strains, tears      |        Bruises, contusions        |             Fractures             |           Soreness, pain          
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             Characteristic        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           | Incidence |Median days|           | Incidence |Median days|           | Incidence |Median days|           | Incidence |Median days
                                   |   Number  |    rate   | away from |   Number  |    rate   | away from |   Number  |    rate   | away from |   Number  |    rate   | away from 
                                   |           |           |    work   |           |           |    work   |           |           |    work   |           |           |    work   
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         Total.....................|   443,560 |    43.2   |     10    |    97,540 |     9.5   |      5    |    84,700 |     8.2   |     30    |   171,930 |    16.7   |      9    
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Event or exposure leading to  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      injury or illness:           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Violence and other injuries |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        by persons or animal.......|    21,300 |     2.1   |      9    |     9,430 |      .9   |      4    |     3,090 |      .3   |     14    |    11,860 |     1.2   |      5    
        Intentional injury by other|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         person....................|     7,190 |      .7   |     11    |     5,660 |      .6   |      4    |     1,250 |      .1   |     14    |     5,120 |      .5   |      5    
        Injury by person uninten-  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         tional or intent unknown..|    13,350 |     1.3   |      8    |     3,180 |      .3   |      4    |     1,490 |      .1   |     14    |     6,070 |      .6   |      6    
        Animal and insect related  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         incidents.................|       650 |      .1   |     12    |       510 |     -     |      4    |       290 |     -     |     16    |       570 |      .1   |      3    
       Transportation incidents....|    18,620 |     1.8   |      7    |     5,590 |      .5   |      5    |     5,410 |      .5   |     67    |    12,800 |     1.2   |      9    
        Roadway incidents involving|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         motorized land vehicles...|    14,470 |     1.4   |      6    |     2,860 |      .3   |      4    |     2,440 |      .2   |     54    |     9,840 |     1.0   |      7    
       Fires and explosions........|        20 |     -     |     18    |        40 |     -     |      6    |        30 |     -     |     66    |       100 |     -     |      4    
       Falls, slips, trips.........|   100,610 |     9.8   |     10    |    38,490 |     3.7   |      5    |    41,880 |     4.1   |     36    |    49,280 |     4.8   |      9    
        Slips, trips without fall..|    33,550 |     3.3   |      9    |       770 |      .1   |     13    |     2,760 |      .3   |     37    |     7,050 |      .7   |      8    
        Fall on same level.........|    48,240 |     4.7   |     10    |    29,000 |     2.8   |      5    |    26,330 |     2.6   |     30    |    32,010 |     3.1   |      7    
        Fall to lower level........|    15,270 |     1.5   |     14    |     7,440 |      .7   |      4    |    11,700 |     1.1   |     49    |     9,270 |      .9   |     18    
       Exposure to harmful         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        substances or enviroments..|     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |       810 |      .1   |      4    
       Contact with object,        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        equipment..................|    23,560 |     2.3   |     11    |    43,580 |     4.2   |      4    |    29,390 |     2.9   |     25    |    22,850 |     2.2   |      6    
        Struck by object or        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         equipment.................|    10,880 |     1.1   |     15    |    26,620 |     2.6   |      4    |    18,050 |     1.8   |     25    |    13,630 |     1.3   |      7    
        Struck against object or   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         equipment.................|     7,770 |      .8   |     10    |    11,490 |     1.1   |      4    |     4,460 |      .4   |     28    |     6,090 |      .6   |      5    
        Caught in or compressed by |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         object or equipment.......|     3,630 |      .4   |     10    |     4,790 |      .5   |      4    |     6,340 |      .6   |     24    |     2,010 |      .2   |      7    
       Overexertion and bodily     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        reaction...................|   277,310 |    27.0   |     10    |       160 |     -     |     14    |     4,440 |      .4   |     27    |    71,840 |     7.0   |     12    
        Overexertion in lifting or |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         lowering..................|    93,220 |     9.1   |      9    |        50 |     -     |     11    |       370 |     -     |     13    |    21,610 |     2.1   |     13    
        Repetitive motion involving|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         microtasks................|     8,000 |      .8   |     17    |     -     |     -     |     -     |        30 |     -     |     21    |     6,680 |      .7   |     15    
       All other event or exposures|     2,150 |      .2   |     10    |       240 |     -     |      4    |       460 |     -     |     52    |     2,380 |      .2   |     14    
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     Part of body affected by the  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      injury or illness:           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Head........................|       320 |     -     |      7    |    11,790 |     1.1   |      3    |     3,710 |      .4   |      5    |     9,000 |      .9   |      3    
         Eye(s)....................|        20 |     -     |     11    |     1,050 |      .1   |      2    |     -     |     -     |     -     |     1,690 |      .2   |      2    
       Neck........................|    10,860 |     1.1   |      7    |       300 |     -     |      7    |       170 |     -     |     72    |     2,330 |      .2   |     10    
       Trunk.......................|   177,600 |    17.3   |      7    |    14,350 |     1.4   |      5    |     9,720 |      .9   |     39    |    51,470 |     5.0   |      7    
         Back......................|   159,250 |    15.5   |      7    |     4,920 |      .5   |      5    |     1,880 |      .2   |     39    |    41,470 |     4.0   |      8    
       Upper extremities...........|   106,950 |    10.4   |     17    |    22,290 |     2.2   |      5    |    35,570 |     3.5   |     24    |    40,910 |     4.0   |     14    
         Shoulder..................|    57,390 |     5.6   |     25    |     3,460 |      .3   |      9    |     2,170 |      .2   |     38    |    15,250 |     1.5   |     25    
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         Arm.......................|    15,730 |     1.5   |     17    |     5,370 |      .5   |      5    |     8,290 |      .8   |     32    |     7,060 |      .7   |      9    
         Wrist.....................|    14,670 |     1.4   |      7    |     1,420 |      .1   |      5    |     8,710 |      .8   |     22    |     5,240 |      .5   |     12    
         Hand......................|    10,480 |     1.0   |     10    |    10,800 |     1.1   |      4    |    15,600 |     1.5   |     15    |     8,410 |      .8   |     10    
       Lower extremities...........|   111,390 |    10.8   |     10    |    32,970 |     3.2   |      5    |    33,340 |     3.2   |     41    |    34,810 |     3.4   |     11    
         Knee......................|    52,980 |     5.2   |     17    |    14,390 |     1.4   |      8    |     2,760 |      .3   |     60    |    17,820 |     1.7   |     14    
         Ankle.....................|    37,890 |     3.7   |      6    |     2,110 |      .2   |      4    |     9,620 |      .9   |     48    |     3,760 |      .4   |      7    
         Foot......................|     7,250 |      .7   |      6    |     9,800 |     1.0   |      4    |    14,700 |     1.4   |     28    |     5,990 |      .6   |      6    
       Body systems................|     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |        60 |     -     |      3    
       Multiple....................|    35,190 |     3.4   |     13    |    15,390 |     1.5   |      5    |     2,110 |      .2   |     66    |    32,040 |     3.1   |     10    
       All other parts of body.....|     1,250 |      .1   |     11    |       460 |     -     |      3    |        70 |     -     |     35    |     1,300 |      .1   |     16    
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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 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.
       3 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.

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