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By Industry Type, Total Number Of Nonfatal Occupational Injuries And Illnesses Involving Days Away From Work, By Event Or Exposure (2001).
Industry Type Total

Contact With Objects And Equipment

Falls Over-
exertion
Repetitive Motion Exposure To Harmful Substances Trans-
portation Accidents
Fires And Explosions Assaults And Violent Acts
Agriculture, Forestry, And Fishing
40,200
13,400
6,200
7,100
700
1,500
2,000
X
----
Mining
10,600
4,400
1,800
2,800
100
400
300
X
X
Construction
185,700
63,900
37,600
38,500
3,700
6,200
6,800
800
200
Manufacturing
317,300
105,000
36,900
80,600
28,600
16,100
6,200
500
400
Transportation And Public Utilities
199,900
41,100
34,800
57,500
5,100
6,900
18,100
400
900
Wholesale Trade
111,900
29,600
16,700
34,700
3,700
2,400
7,700
700
200
Retail Trade
265,700
71,600
56,400
67,800
7,600
15,300
7,600
800
2,400
Finance, Insurance, And Real Estate
38,000
6,300
11,300
7,300
4,200
1,400
1,300
----
700
Services
368,300
64,600
77,300
112,700
11,500
18,000
16,700
400
12,400

Note: "X" means fewer than 50 cases. "----" means data not available.

Days-away-from-work cases include those which result in days away from work with or without restricted work activity.

Due to rounding and nonclassifiable responses, data may not sum to the totals.

To calculate the percent out of the number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses that occurred in a particular industry type that were due to a certain event or exposure, divide the number in a certain event or exposure category that occurred in a particular industry type by the total number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses that occurred in the particular industry type and multiply the result by 100. Example: Calculate the percent of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses that occurred in manufacturing that were due to falls. This calculation would be: 36,900/317,300=.116 and .116x100=11.6%


Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Lost-Work Time Injuries and Illnesses: Characteristics And Resulting Days Away From Work, 2001.

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