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Table 3. Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected nature of injury or illness, private industry manufacturing sector, 2018-19


    TABLE 3. Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by
    selected nature of injury or illness, private industry manufacturing sector, 2018-19
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                         |                     |                     
                                                         |  Private industry   |  Manufacturing(1)   
                                                         |_____________________|_____________________
                     Characteristic                      |          |          |          |          
                                                         |   2018   |   2019   |   2018   |   2019   
                                                         |          |          |          |          
     ____________________________________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________
                                                         |          |          |          |          
     Total(2)                                            |  900,380 |  888,220 |  118,580 | 116,070  
                                                         |          |          |          |          
     Nature of injury or illness(3)                      |          |          |          |          
       Sprains, strains, tears                           |  308,630 |  295,180 |   34,270 |  32,470  
       Soreness, pain                                    |  159,600 |  157,440 |   15,950 |  16,790  
       Bruises, contusions                               |   79,250 |   80,640 |    8,870 |   9,050  
       Cuts, lacerations, punctures                      |   92,840 |   89,730 |   14,860 |  15,380  
       Fractures                                         |   79,470 |   85,710 |   13,210 |  13,400  
     ____________________________________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________
      (1) Data are coded using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). For more 
          information on the version of NAICS used in this year, see our Handbook of Methods concepts 
          page: https://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/soii/concepts.htm.
      (2) Days-away-from-work cases include those that result in days away from work with or without job transfer 
          or restriction.
      (3) Based on the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System 2.01 developed by the Bureau of 
          Labor Statistics.
      
      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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Last Modified Date: November 04, 2020