Table 10. Number, median days away from work, and percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected worker occupation and days away from work groups, all ownerships, 2014


     TABLE 10. Number, median days away from work(1), and percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days
     away from work(2) by selected worker occupation(3) and days away from work groups, all ownerships, 2014
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                                   |           |                   Percent of days-away-from-work cases involving                  |           
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                                   |           |                                                                                   |   Median  
               Occupation          |   Total   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           | days away 
                                   |           |   1 day   |   2 days  | 3 - 5 days|6 - 10 days|  11 - 20  |  21 - 30  | 31 days or| from work 
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |    days   |    days   |    more   |           
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                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
          Total....................| 1,157,410 |    13.3   |    10.5   |    16.8   |    12.3   |    11.5   |     6.6   |    28.9   |       9   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Heavy and tractor-trailer    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       truck drivers...............|    55,710 |     7.7   |     7.0   |    14.1   |    11.1   |    11.1   |     7.0   |    42.0   |      20   
      Laborers and freight, stock, |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       and material movers, hand...|    55,370 |    14.6   |     9.9   |    17.0   |    11.9   |    11.3   |     6.4   |    28.8   |       9   
      Janitors and cleaners, except|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       maids and housekeeping      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       cleaners....................|    39,290 |    11.8   |    10.2   |    17.3   |    13.9   |    11.1   |     6.1   |    29.5   |       9   
      Nursing assistants...........|    39,020 |    14.3   |    12.6   |    20.6   |    14.7   |    10.4   |     5.0   |    22.5   |       6   
      Police and sheriffs patrol   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       officers....................|    27,660 |     9.8   |     6.6   |    20.3   |    15.3   |    10.2   |     8.7   |    29.1   |      10   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Maintenance and repair       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       workers, general............|    27,460 |    14.2   |     8.5   |    15.8   |    13.0   |    14.5   |     6.0   |    28.0   |      10   
      Registered nurses............|    26,830 |    13.0   |    11.0   |    19.3   |    13.1   |    11.7   |     7.4   |    24.5   |       7   
      Stock clerks and order       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       fillers.....................|    25,250 |    14.2   |    11.2   |    16.8   |    10.0   |    11.4   |     6.7   |    29.7   |       9   
      Retail salespersons..........|    23,500 |    18.8   |    10.6   |    17.6   |    11.1   |    10.5   |     6.2   |    25.4   |       7   
      Light truck or delivery      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       services drivers............|    22,420 |     9.5   |     6.3   |    13.1   |    10.2   |    11.7   |     6.8   |    42.2   |      20   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Construction laborers........|    22,190 |    14.2   |    10.5   |    19.4   |    10.5   |    10.7   |     6.5   |    28.2   |       9   
      Production workers, all other|    21,750 |    15.9   |     9.7   |    18.2   |    11.3   |    10.5   |     5.7   |    28.8   |       8   
      Maids and housekeeping       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       cleaners....................|    18,390 |    15.2   |    12.0   |    18.4   |    13.9   |    12.0   |     4.9   |    23.5   |       7   
      Landscaping and              |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       groundskeeping workers......|    18,190 |    11.5   |    10.3   |    18.7   |    14.1   |    10.9   |     5.9   |    28.6   |       8   
      Food preparation workers.....|    17,050 |    16.2   |    14.7   |    21.0   |    12.1   |    11.3   |     4.4   |    20.3   |       5   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Correctional officers and    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       jailers.....................|    16,050 |     9.2   |    11.6   |    14.1   |    10.9   |    13.3   |     6.3   |    34.6   |      14   
      Firefighters.................|    14,440 |     8.0   |     7.9   |    14.0   |    11.1   |    20.4   |    10.4   |    28.3   |      13   
      Personal care aides..........|    14,290 |     9.6   |    13.4   |    20.2   |    14.1   |    10.3   |     6.2   |    26.5   |       7   
      First-line supervisors of    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       retail sales workers........|    12,680 |    12.1   |     8.1   |    12.6   |    12.9   |    18.0   |     6.0   |    30.3   |      14   
      Teacher assistants...........|    12,620 |    16.2   |    15.5   |    16.6   |    16.9   |     8.2   |     7.2   |    19.3   |       6   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Carpenters...................|    12,480 |    10.9   |    12.3   |    11.9   |     9.5   |     6.4   |    12.9   |    36.1   |      17   
      Automotive service           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       technicians and mechanics...|    11,830 |    18.7   |    10.7   |    17.8   |     8.4   |    10.3   |     8.0   |    26.2   |       7   
      Driversales workers..........|    10,550 |     7.8   |     9.1   |    14.7   |    15.8   |    10.2   |     9.0   |    33.5   |      13   
      Assemblers and fabricators,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       all other...................|    10,110 |    14.3   |     9.6   |    15.0   |    11.4   |    11.7   |     7.2   |    30.8   |      10   
      Elementary school teachers,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       except special education....|     9,310 |    21.7   |    13.4   |    18.7   |    19.7   |     9.1   |     4.0   |    13.4   |       5   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Cooks, restaurant............|     9,290 |    17.4   |    11.6   |    21.1   |    14.1   |    11.1   |     6.9   |    17.8   |       5   
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      Cashiers.....................|     8,950 |    12.6   |    11.8   |    16.3   |    12.5   |     8.8   |     4.0   |    33.9   |       9   
      Combined food preparation and|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       serving workers, including  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       fast food...................|     8,850 |    13.3   |    14.6   |    24.3   |    10.3   |    11.9   |     4.2   |    21.4   |       5   
      Customer service             |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       representatives.............|     8,420 |    11.6   |     7.8   |    11.6   |     9.3   |    11.8   |     4.4   |    43.3   |      19   
      Bus drivers, transit and     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       intercity...................|     8,320 |     6.0   |     7.2   |    12.4   |    12.6   |     9.4   |     9.1   |    43.3   |      22   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Home health aides............|     8,190 |     8.8   |    11.2   |    17.3   |    12.6   |     9.9   |     7.4   |    32.8   |      11   
      Security guards..............|     8,150 |    11.2   |    13.4   |    17.4   |    11.5   |    10.7   |     6.4   |    29.4   |       8   
      Farmworkers and laborers,    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       crop, nursery, and          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       greenhouse..................|     8,040 |    14.6   |    13.2   |    20.0   |    12.8   |     8.8   |     5.0   |    25.5   |       6   
      Waiters and waitresses.......|     7,150 |    11.0   |    12.3   |    18.0   |    12.7   |    10.9   |     4.9   |    30.2   |       8   
      Emergency medical technicians|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       and paramedics..............|     7,010 |    11.3   |     9.1   |    19.7   |    12.6   |    11.6   |     7.8   |    28.1   |       9   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      First-line supervisors of    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       construction trades and     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       extraction workers..........|     6,830 |    18.0   |     5.1   |    13.8   |    17.0   |     7.3   |     6.6   |    32.5   |      10   
      Bus drivers, school or       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       special client..............|     6,710 |     8.9   |    10.4   |    16.5   |     9.5   |    13.4   |     7.3   |    33.8   |      13   
      Cargo and freight agents.....|     6,620 |     4.2   |     5.0   |    14.2   |    11.0   |    14.0   |     7.7   |    43.8   |      23   
      Heating, air conditioning,   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       and refrigeration mechanics |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       and installers..............|     6,590 |    13.2   |     7.4   |    22.8   |    10.3   |    10.0   |     8.2   |    28.1   |       8   
      Licensed practical and       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       licensed vocational nurses..|     6,510 |    14.9   |    10.8   |    18.6   |    12.1   |    11.5   |     5.1   |    27.0   |       8   
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      Electricians.................|     6,490 |    18.6   |     8.6   |    20.5   |     7.7   |     7.6   |     6.0   |    30.8   |       7   
      Psychiatric aides............|     6,110 |    14.1   |    10.3   |    21.8   |    15.2   |    11.1   |     4.9   |    22.6   |       6   
      First-line supervisors of    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       food preparation and serving|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       workers.....................|     5,740 |    16.4   |     9.6   |    21.3   |    11.3   |    12.5   |     4.9   |    23.9   |       7   
      Welders, cutters, solderers, |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       and brazers.................|     5,720 |    18.9   |    14.9   |    14.5   |     8.6   |    10.3   |     8.2   |    24.8   |       7   
      Industrial truck and tractor |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       operators...................|     5,700 |    12.6   |     9.8   |    12.5   |    12.5   |    12.1   |     6.8   |    33.7   |      12   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Operating engineers and other|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       construction equipment      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       operators...................|     5,670 |     7.8   |     8.6   |    13.9   |     6.5   |    10.2   |    15.9   |    37.0   |      23   
      Cooks, institution and       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       cafeteria...................|     5,600 |    18.0   |    13.2   |    16.8   |    14.5   |    12.0   |     5.9   |    19.6   |       6   
      Office clerks, general.......|     5,470 |    18.3   |    13.7   |    16.8   |    11.2   |     8.8   |     5.1   |    26.1   |       6   
      Plumbers, pipefitters, and   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       steamfitters................|     5,450 |    13.9   |     7.2   |    19.8   |     7.5   |     9.4   |     5.7   |    36.7   |      12   
      Flight attendants............|     5,140 |     2.9   |     5.8   |    17.1   |    10.9   |    15.0   |     5.3   |    43.4   |      20   
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       1 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.
       2 Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.
       3 Selected occupations ranked in descending case count for private, State, and local government.
       
       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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