Table 15. Number, incidence rate, and median days away from work for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from workfor event or exposure and part of body by nature of injury or illness, all ownerships, 2014


     TABLE 15. Number, incidence rate(1), and median days(2) away from work for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(3) for event or exposure
     and part of body by nature of injury or illness, all ownerships, 2014
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                                   |      Sprains, strains, tears      |        Bruises, contusions        |             Fractures             |           Soreness, pain          
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             Characteristic        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           | 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.....................|   420,870 |    38.9   |     10    |    97,080 |     9.0   |      5    |    95,550 |     8.8   |     32    |   197,870 |    18.3   |      9    
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Event or exposure leading to  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      injury or illness:           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Violence and other injuries |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        by persons or animal.......|    18,820 |     1.7   |      8    |    10,490 |     1.0   |      5    |     3,790 |      .4   |     15    |    13,420 |     1.2   |      7    
        Intentional injury by other|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         person....................|     6,470 |      .6   |      7    |     6,000 |      .6   |      5    |     1,330 |      .1   |     18    |     6,460 |      .6   |      6    
        Injury by person uninten-  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         tional or intent unknown..|    11,330 |     1.0   |      9    |     3,670 |      .3   |      7    |     2,020 |      .2   |     14    |     5,810 |      .5   |      9    
        Animal and insect related  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         incidents.................|       860 |      .1   |      7    |       740 |      .1   |      7    |       410 |     --    |      7    |     1,000 |      .1   |     11    
       Transportation incidents....|    18,910 |     1.7   |     11    |     6,130 |      .6   |      6    |     6,170 |      .6   |     49    |    16,770 |     1.6   |     10    
        Roadway incidents involving|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         motorized land vehicles...|    14,930 |     1.4   |     10    |     3,340 |      .3   |      7    |     3,400 |      .3   |     49    |    13,380 |     1.2   |     10    
       Fires and explosions........|        70 |     --    |      5    |        60 |     --    |      9    |       160 |     --    |    113    |       100 |     --    |      6    
       Falls, slips, trips.........|   108,330 |    10.0   |     10    |    38,460 |     3.6   |      6    |    52,990 |     4.9   |     40    |    62,350 |     5.8   |      9    
        Slips, trips without fall..|    33,260 |     3.1   |      8    |       390 |     --    |      7    |     3,180 |      .3   |     41    |     7,190 |      .7   |     13    
        Fall on same level.........|    56,150 |     5.2   |     12    |    31,230 |     2.9   |      6    |    34,370 |     3.2   |     37    |    42,600 |     3.9   |      6    
        Fall to lower level........|    15,670 |     1.4   |     13    |     6,130 |      .6   |      6    |    14,210 |     1.3   |     45    |    11,810 |     1.1   |     19    
       Exposure to harmful         |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        substances or environments |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |       880 |      .1   |      2    
       Contact with object,        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        equipment..................|    22,170 |     2.1   |     11    |    41,520 |     3.8   |      4    |    29,140 |     2.7   |     21    |    28,050 |     2.6   |      5    
        Struck by object or        |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         equipment.................|     9,780 |      .9   |     11    |    26,890 |     2.5   |      4    |    17,670 |     1.6   |     22    |    16,410 |     1.5   |      5    
        Struck against object or   |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         equipment.................|     7,760 |      .7   |     13    |     9,800 |      .9   |      4    |     3,400 |      .3   |     21    |     7,210 |      .7   |      5    
        Caught in or compressed by |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         object or equipment.......|     3,430 |      .3   |      6    |     4,200 |      .4   |      4    |     7,200 |      .7   |     18    |     2,950 |      .3   |      7    
       Overexertion and bodily     |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        reaction...................|   250,070 |    23.1   |     10    |       120 |     --    |      3    |     2,950 |      .3   |     35    |    74,760 |     6.9   |     12    
        Overexertion in lifting or |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         lowering..................|    83,820 |     7.8   |     10    |        20 |     --    |      1    |       480 |     --    |     41    |    21,790 |     2.0   |     13    
        Repetitive motion involving|           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
         microtasks................|     8,770 |      .8   |     20    |     --    |     --    |     --    |        20 |     --    |      2    |     5,860 |      .5   |     15    
       All other event or exposures|     2,500 |      .2   |     22    |       300 |     --    |     33    |       350 |     --    |     70    |     1,550 |      .1   |      5    
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     Part of body affected by the  |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      injury or illness:           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Head........................|       340 |     --    |      5    |    11,800 |     1.1   |      3    |     3,620 |      .3   |     10    |    13,880 |     1.3   |      3    
         Eye(s)....................|        30 |     --    |      2    |     1,160 |      .1   |      3    |        40 |     --    |     19    |     2,390 |      .2   |      2    
       Neck........................|    10,110 |      .9   |      8    |       260 |     --    |      4    |       410 |     --    |     63    |     3,190 |      .3   |      5    
       Trunk.......................|   155,920 |    14.4   |      7    |    15,100 |     1.4   |      5    |    10,740 |     1.0   |     41    |    55,220 |     5.1   |      8    
         Back......................|   140,140 |    13.0   |      7    |     5,230 |      .5   |      5    |     2,280 |      .2   |     49    |    43,440 |     4.0   |      9    
       Upper extremities...........|   104,760 |     9.7   |     17    |    21,720 |     2.0   |      5    |    40,320 |     3.7   |     24    |    45,430 |     4.2   |     14    
         Shoulder..................|    56,800 |     5.3   |     27    |     2,730 |      .3   |      7    |     3,010 |      .3   |     46    |    18,000 |     1.7   |     23    
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         Arm.......................|    16,610 |     1.5   |     18    |     4,730 |      .4   |      5    |     9,240 |      .9   |     25    |     7,720 |      .7   |     10    
         Wrist.....................|    13,880 |     1.3   |      7    |     1,630 |      .2   |     11    |    10,790 |     1.0   |     30    |     5,100 |      .5   |     12    
         Hand......................|     9,030 |      .8   |      7    |    10,710 |     1.0   |      4    |    16,750 |     1.6   |     15    |     9,060 |      .8   |      7    
       Lower extremities...........|   112,920 |    10.4   |     11    |    31,020 |     2.9   |      5    |    37,860 |     3.5   |     42    |    38,500 |     3.6   |     11    
         Knee......................|    51,140 |     4.7   |     19    |    12,060 |     1.1   |      6    |     2,650 |      .2   |     54    |    21,020 |     1.9   |     17    
         Ankle.....................|    39,570 |     3.7   |      7    |     1,710 |      .2   |      4    |    10,510 |     1.0   |     49    |     5,110 |      .5   |      7    
         Foot......................|     6,710 |      .6   |      7    |    10,560 |     1.0   |      3    |    16,270 |     1.5   |     23    |     5,970 |      .6   |      5    
       Body systems................|     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |     --    |        40 |     --    |      1    
       Multiple....................|    35,930 |     3.3   |     13    |    16,660 |     1.5   |      5    |     2,510 |      .2   |     66    |    40,620 |     3.8   |      9    
       All other parts of body.....|       900 |      .1   |      8    |       520 |     --    |      9    |        90 |     --    |     46    |     1,000 |      .1   |      8    
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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
       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.
       
       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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