Table 4. 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, 2012


     TABLE 4. 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, 2012
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                                   |           Total private,          |              Private              |               State               |               Local               
                                   |    State, and local government    |         industry(5)(6)(7)         |        government(5)(6)(7)        |        government(5)(6)(7)        
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             Occupation(4)         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           | 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....................| 1,153,980 |    112.4  |      9    |   905,690 |    102.3  |      8    |    66,950 |    167.7  |     10    |   181,340 |    177.8  |      9    
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Bus drivers, transit and      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      intercity....................|     9,650 |    851.5  |     19    |     2,410 |    416.7  |     10    |     2,260 |     -     |     20    |     4,980 |  1,025.6  |     27    
     Police and sheriffs patrol    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      officers.....................|    32,190 |    570.0  |      8    |       120 |    240.6  |      9    |     3,540 |    502.3  |     15    |    28,520 |    624.4  |      7    
     Correctional officers and     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      jailers......................|    17,290 |    459.1  |     12    |       720 |    347.9  |     15    |    11,340 |    480.4  |     17    |     5,230 |    406.3  |      9    
     Firefighters..................|    13,380 |    442.9  |     10    |       140 |    110.0  |     16    |        80 |    122.9  |      3    |    13,160 |    504.0  |     10    
     Nursing assistants............|    44,100 |    425.8  |      6    |    38,010 |    398.8  |      5    |     2,210 |    767.1  |      9    |     3,890 |    700.9  |      6    
     Emergency medical technicians |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and paramedics...............|     8,130 |    419.4  |      7    |     5,510 |    450.8  |      6    |       130 |     -     |     32    |     2,490 |    375.0  |      7    
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Laborers and freight, stock,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and material movers, hand....|    63,690 |    390.6  |     10    |    60,640 |    376.6  |     10    |       430 |    544.6  |      9    |     2,630 |  1,093.1  |     10    
     Light truck or delivery       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      services drivers.............|    25,220 |    356.5  |     14    |    24,620 |    349.2  |     14    |        20 |     -     |     43    |       580 |    921.7  |     19    
     Nonfarm animal caretakers.....|     3,400 |    318.7  |      4    |     3,250 |    312.8  |      4    |        60 |     -     |     10    |        90 |    332.0  |      8    
     Heating, air conditioning, and|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      refrigeration mechanics and  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      installers...................|     6,520 |    317.9  |     12    |     6,230 |    323.3  |     12    |       100 |    191.2  |      5    |       190 |    232.6  |     17    
     Food preparation workers......|    14,980 |    303.7  |      5    |    13,510 |    296.2  |      5    |       290 |    495.5  |      7    |     1,180 |    375.5  |      8    
     Maids and housekeeping        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cleaners.....................|    19,350 |    301.0  |      7    |    18,020 |    290.4  |      7    |       520 |    780.7  |      5    |       820 |    435.3  |      5    
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     Heavy and tractor-trailer     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      truck drivers................|    41,840 |    292.2  |     18    |    40,440 |    283.7  |     19    |       140 |     -     |     20    |     1,270 |    767.7  |     14    
     Maintenance and repair        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      workers, general.............|    29,800 |    285.3  |      9    |    23,470 |    267.1  |      9    |     1,440 |    359.4  |     11    |     4,890 |    393.4  |      9    
     Construction laborers.........|    18,630 |    280.0  |     10    |    17,660 |    275.4  |     11    |       130 |     -     |      7    |       850 |    337.9  |      6    
     Driver/sales workers..........|     9,730 |    267.5  |     13    |     9,680 |    263.6  |     13    |        30 |     -     |     25    |        20 |     -     |     60    
     Janitors and cleaners, except |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      maids and housekeeping       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      cleaners.....................|    38,610 |    262.6  |     11    |    21,970 |    199.0  |     10    |     2,890 |    482.1  |     11    |    13,750 |    456.4  |     13    
     Automotive service technicians|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      and mechanics................|    12,350 |    232.3  |      8    |    11,670 |    227.7  |      7    |        90 |    131.0  |      6    |       600 |    383.3  |      9    
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Carpenters....................|    10,810 |    229.5  |     11    |    10,080 |    218.7  |     10    |       260 |    683.0  |     23    |       470 |    493.2  |     44    
     Landscaping and groundskeeping|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      workers......................|    14,900 |    227.7  |      7    |    11,150 |    196.1  |      6    |       690 |    442.9  |      6    |     3,060 |    437.3  |     14    
     Bus and truck mechanics and   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      diesel engine specialists....|     4,880 |    226.8  |     10    |     3,500 |    188.9  |      9    |       490 |  1,239.9  |      7    |       890 |    352.8  |     24    
     Telecommunications line       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      installers and repairers.....|     2,820 |    225.6  |     22    |     2,800 |    224.6  |     22    |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     |     -     
     Food servers, nonrestaurant...|     3,200 |    216.8  |      6    |     2,660 |    186.6  |      5    |       240 |     -     |     13    |       290 |    648.3  |     10    
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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.
       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, 2007) 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:  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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