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Table 2. Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by selected industry and case types, private industry, 2017-18 (thousands)


     TABLE 2. Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses by selected industry and case
     types, private industry, 2017-18 (thousands)
     _________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                       |                       |                      
                                                       |        Total          |       Cases          
                                                       |      recordable       |      with days       
                                                       |        cases          |      away from       
                                                       |                       |      work(2)         
                        Industry(1)                    |_______________________|______________________
                                                       |           |           |          |           
                                                       |   2017    |   2018    |   2017   |   2018    
                                                       |           |           |          |           
    ___________________________________________________|___________|___________|__________|___________
                                                       |           |           |          |           
     Private industry(3)                               |   2,811.5 |   2,834.5 |    882.7 |  900.4    
     Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting(3)     |      50.2 |      54.4 |     17.0 |   17.4    
     Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction(4)  |      10.2 |       9.8 |      4.8 |    4.1    
     Construction                                      |     198.1 |     199.1 |     79.8 |   77.5    
     Manufacturing                                     |     428.9 |     430.3 |    115.6 |  118.6    
     Wholesale trade                                   |     157.9 |     160.8 |     56.7 |   56.2    
     Retail trade                                      |     395.7 |     409.9 |    120.0 |  126.9    
     Transportation and warehousing(5)                 |     215.7 |     221.4 |     96.1 |  103.6    
     Utilities                                         |      11.2 |      10.6 |      3.9 |    3.6    
     Information                                       |      33.7 |      33.3 |     14.8 |   15.6    
     Finance and insurance                             |      27.5 |      28.5 |      8.1 |    7.1    
     Real estate and rental and leasing                |      46.6 |      46.1 |     18.4 |   16.0    
     Professional, scientific, and technical services  |      69.6 |      70.5 |     18.5 |   16.3    
     Management of companies and enterprises           |      20.6 |      17.5 |      5.3 |    4.7    
     Administrative and support and waste management   |           |           |          |           
       and remediation services                        |     116.9 |     118.6 |     44.5 |   46.5    
     Educational services                              |      38.5 |      36.9 |     10.2 |   11.6    
     Health care and social assistance                 |     582.8 |     577.4 |    152.3 |  155.6    
     Arts, entertainment, and recreation               |      58.9 |      57.9 |     17.3 |   16.0    
     Accommodation and food services                   |     282.6 |     278.5 |     75.8 |   77.8    
     Other services (except public administration)     |      66.0 |      72.8 |     23.7 |   25.5    
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      (1) North American Industry Classification System United States, 2012.
      (2) Days-away-from-work cases include those that result in days away from work with or without job transfer
          or restriction.
      (3) Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.
      (4) Data for Mining (Sector 21 in the North American Industry Classification System United States, 2012)
          include establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration rules and reporting, such as 
          those in Oil and Gas Extraction and related support activities. Data for mining operators in coal, metal, and
          nonmetal mining are provided to BLS by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. 
          Independent mining contractors are excluded from the coal, metal, and nonmetal mining industries. These data
          do not reflect the changes the Occupational Safety and Health Administration made to its recordkeeping
          requirements effective January 1, 2002 therefore, estimates for these industries are not comparable to
          estimates in other industries.
      (5) Data for employers in rail transportation are provided to BLS by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S.
          Department of Transportation.
      
      Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, in
      cooperation with participating state agencies.

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