16 percent of nonfatal workplace injuries or illnesses occurred from midnight to 8 a.m. in 2014

June 27, 2016

In 2014, 67 percent of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred during the hours of 8:01 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Of the injuries and illnesses during these hours, 331,390 occurred in morning hours, and 249,890 occurred in the afternoon.

 

 

Workplace injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work by time of day and event or exposure, 2014
Time of day Overexertion involving outside sources Other exertions or bodily reactions Falls on same level Falls to lower level Struck by object or equipment Struck against object or equipment Intentional injury by person All other events or exposures

Total

192,550 70,510 172,490 49,350 122,930 49,300 27,550 240,610

12:01 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.

9,190 2,610 6,290 1,490 3,880 1,610 1,630 9,990

4:01 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

25,360 7,710 26,760 5,820 12,070 4,750 2,350 27,100

8:01 a.m. to noon

69,710 26,830 59,150 19,420 46,500 18,540 7,960 83,280

12:01 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

47,700 20,020 43,240 13,760 34,710 14,150 6,940 69,370

4:01 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

25,870 9,260 24,280 6,150 17,270 6,500 5,450 32,490

8:01 p.m. to midnight

14,720 4,080 12,770 2,710 8,500 3,750 3,220 18,380

Note: Totals do not include cases for which the time of day was not reported.

During most times of the day or night, overexertion involving outside sources is the most common cause of workplace injuries or illnesses for which people miss work to recuperate. During the early morning hours of 4:01 to 8:00, falls to the same level were also a leading cause of workplace injuries or illnesses.

During the nighttime hours of midnight to 8:00 a.m., 16 percent of workplace injuries or illnesses occurred. Intentional injury by a person makes up 4 percent of the injuries or illnesses between the hours of midnight and 4:00 a.m.

These data are from the Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program. To learn more, see "Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days away from Work, 2014" (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 16 percent of nonfatal workplace injuries or illnesses occurred from midnight to 8 a.m. in 2014 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/16-percent-of-nonfatal-workplace-injuries-or-illnesses-occurred-from-midnight-to-8-am-in-2014.htm (visited February 20, 2019).

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