Figure 2. Percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases, by event or exposure, private industry, 2016
Event or exposure All occupations Registered nurses

Overexertion and bodily reaction

33.7 45.6

Falls, slips, and trips

25.7 25.0

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals

4.2 12.2

Contact with objects or equipment

26.1 9.8

Transportation incidents

5.2 3.8

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

4.3 3.3

All other

0.7 0.3

Fires, explosions

0.2 0.0

Note: Percentages may not add to 100 because of rounding. Data are available only for cases involving days away from work.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.