Table 11. 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, private industry, 2013



     TABLE 11. 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, private industry, 2013
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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....................|   917,090 |    14.2   |    11.1   |    17.0   |    12.0   |    10.8   |     6.4   |    28.7   |       8   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Laborers and freight, stock, |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       and material movers, hand...|    50,620 |    13.6   |    11.2   |    16.2   |    12.3   |    10.4   |     7.2   |    29.2   |       9   
      Heavy and tractor-trailer    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       truck drivers...............|    47,940 |     7.5   |     5.1   |    13.6   |    10.5   |    11.3   |     8.2   |    43.7   |      22   
      Nursing assistants...........|    36,420 |    15.6   |    13.2   |    21.2   |    13.8   |    11.0   |     5.0   |    20.2   |       5   
      Retail salespersons..........|    26,780 |    12.5   |    12.0   |    15.9   |    12.2   |     9.7   |     6.8   |    30.8   |       9   
      Production workers, all other|    23,640 |    15.1   |    11.2   |    15.8   |    11.2   |    11.0   |     7.1   |    28.6   |       9   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Light truck or delivery      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       services drivers............|    23,160 |     8.9   |     8.7   |    14.3   |    12.3   |    11.4   |     7.4   |    37.0   |      15   
      Stock clerks and order       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       fillers.....................|    22,290 |    12.7   |    12.5   |    14.8   |    12.5   |    11.7   |     6.5   |    29.3   |       9   
      Maintenance and repair       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       workers, general............|    22,270 |    14.9   |     9.3   |    19.5   |    10.4   |    11.4   |     5.4   |    29.1   |       7   
      Janitors and cleaners, except|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       maids and housekeeping      |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       cleaners....................|    22,090 |    14.5   |     8.8   |    20.3   |    12.2   |    10.5   |     5.4   |    28.2   |       8   
      Registered nurses............|    21,900 |    13.4   |    10.5   |    20.1   |    15.3   |    12.2   |     5.5   |    22.9   |       7   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Construction laborers........|    19,330 |    16.0   |    10.0   |    14.4   |    14.1   |     6.4   |     6.6   |    32.5   |       9   
      Maids and housekeeping       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       cleaners....................|    17,330 |    12.8   |    12.5   |    18.1   |    14.8   |    10.2   |     6.5   |    25.0   |       7   
      Food preparation workers.....|    15,720 |    18.4   |    17.1   |    18.3   |    12.5   |     8.4   |     4.7   |    20.6   |       5   
      First-line supervisors of    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       retail sales workers........|    13,750 |    13.9   |    11.1   |    15.9   |     7.9   |    14.0   |     8.7   |    28.5   |      11   
      Personal care aides..........|    11,050 |    15.5   |    12.6   |    19.4   |    13.5   |    12.3   |     4.9   |    21.9   |       7   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Assemblers and fabricators,  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       all other...................|    10,870 |    14.7   |    13.3   |    18.7   |    10.3   |    10.3   |     5.9   |    26.7   |       7   
      Combined food preparation and|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       serving workers, including  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       fast food...................|    10,850 |    12.4   |    17.1   |    19.2   |    10.2   |    11.8   |     5.7   |    23.5   |       6   
      Carpenters...................|    10,630 |    11.9   |     8.8   |    15.4   |    18.9   |    16.4   |     3.5   |    25.1   |       7   
      Cashiers.....................|    10,020 |    12.7   |    13.3   |    18.9   |    10.2   |     8.2   |     5.1   |    31.8   |       7   
      Automotive service           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       technicians and mechanics...|     9,370 |    15.0   |    15.9   |    16.8   |    10.8   |     8.5   |     5.9   |    27.0   |       7   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Farmworkers and laborers,    |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       crop, nursery, and          |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       greenhouse..................|     9,390 |    13.0   |    10.3   |    22.4   |    16.1   |     9.2   |     5.9   |    23.2   |       6   
      Cooks, restaurant............|     9,230 |    14.7   |    16.5   |    21.9   |    12.1   |    12.4   |     5.9   |    16.6   |       5   
      Landscaping and              |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       groundskeeping workers......|     8,870 |    18.3   |    14.2   |    18.6   |    10.6   |     8.8   |     4.8   |    24.7   |       5   
      Driver/sales workers.........|     8,600 |     8.5   |     7.3   |    16.2   |    13.3   |    14.5   |     7.4   |    32.7   |      14   
      Home health aides............|     8,280 |     8.0   |    11.4   |    17.6   |    14.0   |    15.2   |     5.3   |    28.5   |      10   
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      Electricians.................|     8,210 |    13.4   |     9.1   |    12.9   |     9.3   |    11.7   |     6.1   |    37.5   |      13   
      Plumbers, pipefitters, and   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       steamfitters................|     8,000 |    13.6   |     4.9   |    17.2   |     8.1   |     6.5   |     7.0   |    42.8   |      20   
      Security guards..............|     7,800 |    10.0   |    10.8   |    14.5   |     9.4   |    10.1   |     9.6   |    35.5   |      14   
      Heating, air conditioning,   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       and refrigeration mechanics |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       and installers..............|     6,880 |    12.4   |    18.0   |    18.5   |    10.6   |    12.6   |     4.2   |    23.5   |       6   
      Cargo and freight agents.....|     6,420 |     5.9   |     4.7   |    13.9   |    11.7   |    14.5   |     7.9   |    41.4   |      19   
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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 less 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 industry.
       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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