Work-related injuries involving days away from work in 2013

December 31, 2014

In 2013, the nonfatal injury and illness incidence rate for men in private industry, and state and local government was 119 cases per 10,000 full-time workers. The incidence rate for women was 97. The most common types of injuries or illnesses that caused men and women to miss work were sprains, strains, or tears, followed by soreness and pain. Men suffered sprains, strains, or tears at a greater rate than women—43 cases per 10,000 full-time workers compared with a rate of 37 for women.

Nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work, by gender, private industry and state and local government, 2013
Injury Incidence rate per 10,000 full-time workers
Total Men Women

Sprains, strains, tears

40.2 42.5 37.2

Soreness, pain

19.1 19.6 18.5

Cuts, lacerations, punctures

9.3 12.6 5.1

Fractures

8.6 9.9 7.1

Bruises, contusions

8.9 8.0 10.0

Women had a higher incidence rate of bruises and contusions, with a rate of 10 days-away-from-work cases per 10,000 full-time workers compared with a rate of 8 for men.

These data are from the Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program. To learn more, see "Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away From Work, 2013" (HTML) (PDF).

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Work-related injuries involving days away from work in 2013 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20141231.htm (visited June 28, 2017).

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