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March 2, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Workplace injuries involving the eyes, 2008

Percent distribution of nonfatal workplace eye injuries and illnesses involving days away from work, by occupational group, 2008
Occupation Percent

All other head injuries

62.0

Eye-related head injuries

37.0

Production

23.1

Construction and extraction

18.0

Installation, maintenance, and repair

16.1

Service

15.6

Transportation and material moving

14.5

Other occupational groups

12.2

Professional and related

4.0

Office and administrative support

3.6

Sales and related

2.9

Farming, fishing, and forestry

1.7

Management, business, and financial

(1)

Footnotes:
(1) Less than 1 percent.

Note: The components do not add to exactly 100 percent because of rounding.

These data are featured in the TED article, Workplace injuries involving the eyes, 2008.

 

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