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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, 2019
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

888,220 121,920 98,550 154,370 100,470 94,640 55,870 262,390 8

Gender

    Male

535,980 68,880 55,130 91,800 60,560 58,140 35,710 165,760 10

    Female

348,600 52,470 43,170 62,260 39,560 36,130 19,890 95,110 7

Age

    14 - 15

220 70 - - 30 40 - 60 10

    16 - 19

25,530 5,810 3,870 5,260 3,560 2,400 1,420 3,200 4

    20 - 24

85,800 15,790 12,610 18,340 10,460 8,580 4,260 15,760 5

    25 - 34

189,310 30,220 24,750 36,730 21,920 19,610 10,440 45,650 6

    35 - 44

170,280 21,740 19,480 29,580 18,160 19,000 11,380 50,940 9

    45 - 54

184,850 22,450 18,350 30,280 19,970 18,960 11,870 62,980 11

    55 - 64

163,570 18,220 13,360 24,410 18,820 18,700 11,470 58,580 14

    65 and over

47,430 4,480 4,240 6,600 5,360 4,810 3,520 18,420 16

    Age group not reported

21,240 3,140 1,890 3,160 2,210 2,530 1,500 6,800 11

Summary occupational groups(1)

    Management, Business, and Financial Occupations

30,530 4,080 3,120 7,680 3,190 2,650 1,530 8,280 6

    Computer, Engineering, and Science Occupations

6,440 1,560 600 1,140 630 620 360 1,530 5

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

23,030 4,940 3,160 4,340 2,490 2,220 1,340 4,540 5

    Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations

52,110 7,390 6,940 9,520 6,320 5,820 3,140 12,970 7

    Service occupations

213,790 35,020 28,640 40,800 25,910 20,850 11,390 51,170 6

    Sales and Related Occupations

54,200 7,670 7,000 8,560 6,300 5,530 3,830 15,300 8

    Office and Administrative Support Occupations

36,260 5,160 4,430 5,970 3,550 3,840 2,250 11,060 9

    Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations

14,740 2,410 1,470 2,830 1,550 2,060 950 3,470 7

    Construction and Extraction Occupations

77,560 8,110 6,360 12,780 7,890 8,210 7,070 27,130 14

    Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations

73,980 9,900 7,470 11,480 7,350 8,970 4,460 24,360 11

    Production Occupations

94,540 14,000 10,110 16,340 11,690 10,670 6,030 25,710 8

    Transportation and Material Moving Occupations

210,200 21,250 19,180 32,830 23,520 23,160 13,520 76,740 14

Length of service with employer

    Less than 3 months

105,550 17,910 12,880 19,780 13,000 10,240 6,020 25,710 6

    3 - 11 months

193,110 29,360 22,590 35,470 23,110 20,040 12,060 50,470 7

    1 - 5 years

303,080 41,700 35,670 53,380 33,890 32,880 18,240 87,320 8

    5 years or more

269,480 30,550 25,720 42,900 28,810 29,840 18,630 93,010 13

Race or ethnic origin(2)

    White

295,340 46,400 33,270 52,360 32,800 30,080 18,550 81,890 7

    Hispanic or Latino

124,710 16,620 14,270 22,960 13,710 13,710 7,730 35,710 8

    Black or African American

73,930 9,630 8,990 12,970 8,830 7,730 4,560 21,230 8

    Asian

12,090 1,790 1,410 2,580 1,610 1,130 670 2,900 6

    American Indian or Alaska Native

3,110 470 410 630 410 290 240 660 6

    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

3,030 290 320 740 270 260 90 1,050 9

    Multi-race

1,210 290 40 540 100 40 - 200 5

    Hispanic and other

450 40 50 80 40 110 - 120 11

    Race not reported

374,390 46,400 39,790 61,560 42,710 41,290 24,010 118,630 10

Footnotes
(1) Data are coded using the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). For more information on the version of SOC used in this year, see our Handbook of Methods concepts page: https://www.bls.gov/opub/hom/soii/concepts.htm.
(2) Race and ethnicity data do not add to total. Some cases may be counted as both Multi-race and Hispanic and other race.

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: November 4, 2020