Workplace injuries by industry, 2002
December 22, 2003
Of the 4.7 million nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in 2002, 4.4 million were injuries.
The services and trade divisions had the largest shares of injury cases, about 27 percent each. They were followed by manufacturing with just over 23 percent.
The on-the-job injury rate was of 5.0 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers in private industry in 2002. The construction industry had the highest rate, 6.9 cases per 100 full-time workers. Finance, insurance, and real estate had the lowest rate, 1.5 cases per 100 full-time workers.
The BLS Injuries, Illnesses and Fatalities Program produced these data. Find more information on occupational injuries and illnesses in 2002 in "Workplace Injuries and Illnesses in 2002" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 03-913.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Workplace injuries by industry, 2002 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2003/dec/wk4/art01.htm (visited June 25, 2016).
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