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Table 4. Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected nature of injury or illness and event or exposure, private industry and private retail trade sector, 2017-18


     TABLE 4. Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by
     selected nature of injury or illness and event or exposure, private industry and private retail trade
     sector, 2017-18
     _________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                                         |                     |                     
                                                         |  Private industry   |   Retail trade(1)   
                                                         |_____________________|_____________________
                      Characteristic                     |          |          |          |          
                                                         |          |          |          |          
                                                         |   2017   |   2018   |   2017   |   2018   
                                                         |          |          |          |          
     ____________________________________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________
                                                         |          |          |          |          
     Total(2)                                            |  882,730 |  900,380 |  120,040 |  126,850 
                                                         |          |          |          |          
     Nature of injury or illness(3)                      |          |          |          |          
         Sprains, strains, tears                         |  311,330 |  308,630 |   47,930 |   45,340 
         Soreness, pain                                  |  143,260 |  159,600 |   15,720 |   18,990 
         Bruises, contusions                             |   79,180 |   79,250 |   13,950 |   16,610 
         Cuts, lacerations, punctures                    |   89,180 |   92,840 |   13,300 |   14,140 
         Fractures                                       |   83,550 |   79,470 |    9,180 |    9,930 
                                                         |          |          |          |          
     Event or exposure(3)                                |          |          |          |          
         Overexertion and bodily reaction                |  295,830 |  282,860 |   43,660 |   42,790 
         Contact with objects and equipment              |  229,170 |  235,740 |   35,260 |   38,940 
         Falls, slips, trips                             |  227,760 |  240,160 |   30,830 |   34,190 
         Transportation incidents                        |   47,910 |   50,650 |    3,930 |    3,920 
         Violence and other injuries by persons or animal|   39,750 |   44,000 |    2,160 |    2,490 
     ____________________________________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________
      (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) Based on the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System 2.01 developed by the Bureau of Labor
          Statistics.
      
      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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Last Modified Date: November 07, 2019