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Nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses for flight attendants in 2019

July 14, 2021

There were 4,980 cases of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among flight attendants that resulted in days away from work in 2019. These injuries and illnesses occurred at a rate of 517.0 per 10,000 full-time workers; the rate was 86.9 across all private industry.

Rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses involving days away from work for flight attendants per 10,000 full-time workers, 2015–19
Year Flight attendants All private workers

2015

489.2 93.9

2016

515.3 91.7

2017

522.6 89.4

2018

486.2 89.7

2019

517.0 86.9

Injuries and illnesses to flight attendants that resulted from overexertion and bodily reaction occurred at a rate of 185.8 in 2019, and for transportation incidents (which include aircraft incidents, pedestrian vehicular incidents, and roadway incidents involving a motorized land vehicle) the rate was 113.3.

Rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses involving days away from work for flight attendants per 10,000 full-time workers by event or exposure, 2015–19
Year Overexertion and bodily reaction Transportation incidents Contact with objects and equipment Falls, slips, trips Exposure to harmful substances or environments Violence and other injuries by persons or animal

2015

225.2 44.7 125.0 54.8 28.0 11.5

2016

221.3 81.2 74.4 102.8 28.1 7.0

2017

187.0 106.7 101.0 80.7 43.8 3.1

2018

148.2 128.1 110.0 69.6 21.5 8.6

2019

185.8 113.3 94.1 64.9 44.2 14.4

In 2019, overexertion and bodily reaction represented 35.9 percent of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among flight attendants that resulted in days away from work. Transportation incidents represented 21.9 percent of these cases in 2019, while contact with objects and equipment made up 18.3 percent.

These data are from the Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program. To learn more about injuries and illnesses in the workplace, see "Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses — 2019.”

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses for flight attendants in 2019 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2021/nonfatal-workplace-injuries-and-illnesses-for-flight-attendants-in-2019.htm (visited September 21, 2021).

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