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Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
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TABLE R71. Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected worker characteristics and number of days away from work, and median number of days away from work, private industry, 2017
Characteristic Total cases Number of days away from work
1 day 2 days 3 to 5 days 6 to 10 days 11 to 20 days 21 to 30 days 31 or more days Median days

Total

882,730 120,990 94,380 159,490 103,140 94,690 56,800 253,240 8

Male

539,840 70,990 54,240 94,080 63,710 58,490 36,320 162,020 10

Female

339,630 49,840 40,000 65,060 39,070 35,870 20,270 89,530 7

14 - 15

220 80 - 70 60 - - - 3

16 - 19

25,500 5,130 4,010 5,470 3,010 2,800 1,410 3,670 4

20 - 24

83,870 16,420 12,640 18,960 10,470 7,940 4,170 13,270 4

25 - 34

187,490 31,580 22,820 38,570 23,390 19,470 11,490 40,170 6

35 - 44

173,350 22,970 17,290 32,120 21,030 19,000 11,200 49,740 8

45 - 54

198,240 24,200 19,140 31,420 21,880 22,670 12,260 66,660 11

55 - 64

160,150 15,510 13,700 24,160 17,050 17,680 12,440 59,600 15

65 and over

38,510 3,070 3,400 5,790 4,440 3,690 2,980 15,140 17

Age group not reported

15,400 2,030 1,370 2,930 1,810 1,420 860 4,980 9

Management, Business, and Financial Occupations

26,320 4,900 2,920 4,580 2,880 2,910 1,600 6,520 6

Computer, Engineering, and Science Occupations

5,680 810 980 1,380 480 550 330 1,140 5

Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts, and Media Occupations

22,260 3,540 2,820 4,240 2,540 2,580 1,500 5,040 7

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

49,230 7,720 5,300 9,760 5,930 5,120 3,170 12,230 7

Service occupations

211,650 31,200 26,210 45,210 27,030 21,240 12,270 48,480 6

Sales and Related Occupations

55,480 8,170 5,820 9,740 6,100 6,250 3,690 15,710 8

Office and Administrative Support Occupations

63,140 8,440 7,470 10,970 6,780 6,980 3,390 19,100 8

Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations

14,760 1,910 1,780 2,940 1,610 1,750 1,060 3,710 7

Construction and Extraction Occupations

74,560 8,860 5,990 11,280 8,420 8,540 5,700 25,760 14

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations

82,690 11,870 7,670 12,940 9,840 9,020 5,320 26,030 10

Production Occupations

98,320 15,120 10,540 16,930 11,170 10,500 6,750 27,310 8

Transportation and Material Moving Occupations

178,270 18,370 16,730 29,460 20,340 19,230 12,010 62,140 12

Less than 3 months

101,020 15,640 13,250 20,180 11,840 11,780 5,430 22,900 6

3 -
11 months

185,090 28,680 21,470 37,890 22,510 18,610 10,820 45,100 6

1 -
5 years

297,970 44,300 32,990 54,560 36,450 30,150 19,990 79,530 7

5 years or more

285,200 30,810 25,430 44,880 31,150 32,330 19,320 101,280 14

White

308,610 49,210 33,660 56,470 34,380 31,640 20,410 82,840 7

Hispanic or Latino

122,220 16,320 14,250 22,940 15,170 13,670 7,960 31,910 7

Black or African American

69,900 9,290 7,600 12,820 8,600 7,210 4,590 19,790 8

Asian

13,040 1,660 1,670 2,510 1,400 1,170 1,090 3,550 7

American Indian or Alaska Native

3,640 850 340 790 330 280 160 890 5

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

2,830 440 370 600 330 360 130 600 6

Multi-
race

750 130 50 160 50 60 70 220 8

Hispanic and other

1,290 20 370 180 150 220 130 230 7

Race not reported

360,480 43,070 36,080 63,050 42,730 40,080 22,260 113,210 10

Notes:
Days-away-from-work cases include those that resulted in days away from work, some of which also included job transfer or restriction.
Dash indicates data do not meet publication guidelines, data may be too small to be displayed. Because of rounding and data exclusion of nonclassifiable responses, data may not sum to the totals.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, in cooperation with participating state agencies.

 

Last Modified Date: April 15, 2019