January 2013

BLS Spotlight on Statistics: Media and Information

Chart Data


Incidence rate (per 10,000 full-time workers) for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work, information and private industry, by major event or exposure, 2011
Event or exposure Information All private industry

Inicidence rate, total

60.3 105.2

Overexertion and bodily reaction

22.9 38.2

Contact with object  equipment

10.2 26.7

Falls , slips, trips

18.6 26.1

Transportation incidents

5.1 4.7

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

1.8 4.5

Violence and other injuries by persons or animal

1.4 3.8

Fires and explosions


All other events

0.2 1.0

Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities Program | Chart




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