Table 3. Number, incidence rate, and median days away from work for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected worker occupation and ownership, 2015


   TABLE 3. Number, incidence rate(1), and median days away from work(2) for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(3) by selected worker
   occupation(4) and ownership, 2015
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                                 |           Total private,          |              Private              |               State               |               Local               
                                 |          state, and local         |         industry(5)(6)(7)         |          government(6)(7)         |          government(6)(7)         
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                                 |        government(5)(6)(7)        |                                   |                                   |                                   
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           Occupation(4)         |                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                 |           |           |           |           |           |Median days|           |           |Median days|           |           |Median days
                                 |           | Incidence |Median days|   Number  | Incidence | away from |   Number  | Incidence | away from |   Number  | Incidence | away from 
                                 |   Number  |    rate   | away from |           |    rate   |    work   |           |    rate   |    work   |           |    rate   |    work   
                                 |           |           |    work   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
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        Total....................| 1,153,490 |    104.0  |      8    |   902,160 |     93.9  |      8    |    59,590 |    149.2  |     11    |   191,750 |    177.5  |      9    
                                 |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
    Police and Sheriffs Patrol   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Officers....................|    29,670 |    497.7  |      8    |       200 |    401.1  |     16    |     2,790 |    393.9  |     13    |    26,680 |    530.2  |      7    
    Correctional Officers and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Jailers.....................|    16,080 |    420.2  |     11    |       610 |    345.4  |      7    |    10,790 |    457.5  |     14    |     4,680 |    333.0  |      5    
    Firefighters.................|    13,280 |    397.5  |     11    |       200 |    143.0  |     14    |       690 |    624.4  |      4    |    12,390 |    422.2  |     12    
    Nursing Assistants...........|    37,370 |    348.5  |      6    |    32,320 |    327.8  |      5    |     2,220 |    737.9  |      8    |     2,830 |    494.5  |      6    
    Heating, Air Conditioning,   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     and Refrigeration Mechanics |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     and Installers..............|     7,880 |    319.5  |      9    |     7,420 |    318.7  |      8    |       180 |    368.5  |      9    |       280 |    303.8  |     16    
                                 |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
    Light Truck or Delivery      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Services Drivers............|    24,780 |    314.0  |     14    |    23,330 |    298.0  |     15    |        60 |     -     |     14    |     1,390 |  1,975.9  |      8    
    Emergency Medical Technicians|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     and Paramedics..............|     6,670 |    313.5  |      9    |     4,160 |    291.0  |      8    |     -     |     -     |     -     |     2,500 |    387.5  |     10    
    Heavy and Tractor-Trailer    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Truck Drivers...............|    49,260 |    307.5  |     22    |    47,350 |    298.7  |     21    |       110 |     -     |     16    |     1,790 |    896.5  |     30    
    Laborers and Freight, Stock, |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     and Material Movers, Hand...|    59,010 |    297.8  |      9    |    56,550 |    289.4  |      9    |       240 |    296.0  |      9    |     2,210 |    957.6  |      8    
    Food Preparation Workers.....|    15,860 |    290.8  |      6    |    14,310 |    277.0  |      6    |       310 |    853.1  |     10    |     1,240 |    490.5  |      6    
                                 |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
    Sheet Metal Workers..........|     3,360 |    289.9  |      7    |     3,340 |    289.5  |      7    |        20 |     -     |     43    |     -     |     -     |     -     
    Nonfarm Animal Caretakers....|     3,320 |    278.0  |      3    |     3,080 |    264.6  |      3    |        60 |     -     |     24    |       170 |     -     |      3    
    Janitors and Cleaners, Except|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Maids and Housekeeping      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Cleaners....................|    42,740 |    277.4  |     10    |    20,200 |    172.0  |      9    |     2,400 |    405.7  |     15    |    20,140 |    657.4  |     10    
    Construction Laborers........|    19,960 |    265.3  |     11    |    18,530 |    256.0  |     11    |       130 |     -     |     25    |     1,310 |    485.8  |      7    
    Maintenance and Repair       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Workers, General............|    30,020 |    262.4  |      9    |    22,820 |    240.2  |      8    |     1,400 |    320.3  |     10    |     5,810 |    390.4  |     10    
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    Maids and Housekeeping       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Cleaners....................|    17,440 |    255.6  |      7    |    16,390 |    248.6  |      7    |       340 |    687.5  |      6    |       710 |    365.9  |      6    
    Bus and Truck Mechanics and  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Diesel Engine Specialists...|     5,870 |    246.0  |     18    |     4,080 |    199.6  |     18    |       350 |    863.1  |     22    |     1,430 |    486.3  |     15    
    Painters, Construction and   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Maintenance.................|     4,140 |    235.9  |      9    |     3,490 |    208.8  |     10    |       120 |     -     |      6    |       540 |    834.2  |      9    
    Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs..|     3,100 |    213.6  |     11    |     2,990 |    213.6  |     11    |        20 |     -     |     14    |        90 |    215.6  |     14    
    Automotive Service           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Technicians and Mechanics...|    11,920 |    207.2  |      8    |    11,450 |    206.3  |      7    |       180 |    310.6  |     10    |       290 |    193.1  |     10    
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    Food Servers, Nonrestaurant..|     3,360 |    201.0  |      5    |     2,700 |    165.3  |      5    |       370 |     -     |     13    |       290 |    547.7  |      3    
    Landscaping and              |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Groundskeeping Workers......|    14,180 |    194.1  |      7    |    10,100 |    157.2  |      7    |       710 |    557.1  |      7    |     3,370 |    451.0  |      7    
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    Plumbers, Pipefitters, and   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Steamfitters................|     6,860 |    193.7  |     22    |     6,410 |    190.0  |     23    |       120 |    295.5  |     13    |       330 |    246.4  |      9    
    Teacher Assistants...........|    15,590 |    185.9  |      5    |     2,840 |    156.5  |      5    |       120 |     53.7  |      9    |    12,630 |    207.7  |      5    
    Bus Drivers, School or       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Special Client..............|     6,680 |    185.8  |     13    |     3,130 |    176.4  |     12    |     -     |     -     |     -     |     3,530 |    206.7  |     13    
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    Cooks, Institution and       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Cafeteria...................|     5,450 |    184.9  |      8    |     2,970 |    161.6  |      5    |       500 |    576.5  |     20    |     1,980 |    210.2  |     12    
    Chefs and Head Cooks.........|     2,180 |    182.7  |      5    |     2,120 |    181.9  |      5    |        50 |     -     |    180    |     -     |     -     |     -     
    Counter Attendants,          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Cafeteria, Food Concession, |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     and Coffee Shop.............|     4,400 |    182.6  |     13    |     3,130 |    137.2  |     19    |        60 |     -     |     12    |     1,200 |  1,505.8  |      7    
    Carpenters...................|     9,990 |    179.6  |     12    |     9,710 |    178.2  |     12    |       140 |    378.4  |     10    |       140 |    155.2  |     21    
    Laundry and Dry-Cleaning     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Workers.....................|     2,770 |    175.5  |     11    |     2,600 |    169.4  |     10    |       100 |     -     |     85    |        80 |    275.5  |     15    
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    Telecommunications Equipment |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Installers and Repairers,   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Except Line Installers......|     3,510 |    175.3  |     20    |     3,490 |    177.5  |     20    |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     
    Welders, Cutters, Solderers, |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     and Brazers.................|     5,950 |    163.9  |      7    |     5,800 |    160.4  |      7    |        30 |     -     |      5    |       120 |     -     |      6    
    Reservation and              |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Transportation Ticket Agents|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     and Travel Clerks...........|     1,810 |    158.0  |     13    |     1,780 |    156.6  |     13    |     -     |     -     |     -     |        20 |     -     |      1    
    First-Line Supervisors of    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Housekeeping and Janitorial |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Workers.....................|     2,350 |    156.8  |      7    |     1,560 |    130.2  |      4    |       130 |    216.2  |     10    |       650 |    284.0  |     20    
    First-Line Supervisors of    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Helpers, Laborers, and      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Material Movers, Hand.......|     2,650 |    155.7  |     10    |     2,340 |    140.2  |      8    |       120 |     -     |     25    |       200 |    721.5  |     34    
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    Stock Clerks and Order       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Fillers.....................|    21,420 |    154.4  |      8    |    21,160 |    154.7  |      8    |       150 |    132.4  |      7    |       120 |     96.9  |     26    
    Dining Room and Cafeteria    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Attendants and Bartender    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Helpers.....................|     3,450 |    151.4  |      5    |     2,800 |    130.2  |      5    |        60 |     -     |      7    |       590 |    619.0  |      6    
    Personal Care Aides..........|    14,640 |    149.4  |      8    |    12,800 |    132.0  |      8    |     1,180 |    894.1  |      9    |       660 |    698.4  |     13    
    Dishwashers..................|     4,600 |    145.6  |      6    |     4,510 |    144.3  |      6    |     -     |     -     |     -     |        90 |     -     |      4    
    Medical and Clinical         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Laboratory Technicians......|     1,830 |    144.5  |      8    |     1,640 |    143.8  |      8    |       110 |    182.0  |     15    |        80 |    108.8  |      4    
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     1 The 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 fewer 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.
     4 These occupations have at least 0.1% of full-time equivalent employment.
     5 Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
     6 Data for Mining (Sector 21 in the North American Industry Classification System United States, 2012) include establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health
   Administration rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction and related support activities. Data for mining operators in coal, metal, and nonmetal mining are
   provided to BLS by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Independent mining contractors are excluded from the coal, metal, and nonmetal mining
   industries. These data do not reflect the changes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration made to its recordkeeping requirements effective January 1, 2002;
   therefore, estimates for these industries are not comparable to estimates in other industries.
     7 Data for employers in rail transportation are provided to BLS by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.  
     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: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, in cooperation with participating state agencies.

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