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.
|Injury||Incidence rate per 10,000 full-time workers|
Sprains, strains, tears
Cuts, lacerations, punctures
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.
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 April 28, 2017).
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