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Table 4. Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(1) by selected injury or illness characteristics and industry division, 1998 - Connecticut - local government

 
Characteristic Local government2 Goods producing Service producing
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 2 Mining 3 Construc- tion Manufactur- ing Transpor- tation and public utilities 3 Wholesale trade Retail trade Finance, insurance, and real estate Services Public Administra- tion
                       
Total 4,626 -- -- 591 -- -- -- -- -- -- 2,123
                       
Nature of injury, illness:                      
Sprains, strains 2,289 -- -- 295 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1,150
Bruises, contusions 607 -- -- 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- 227
Cuts, lacerations 159 -- -- 33 -- -- -- -- -- -- 71
Fractures 111 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 65
Heat burns 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Carpal tunnel syndrome 41 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 16
Tendonitis 66 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 34
Chemical burns -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Amputations -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Multiple injuries 181 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 116
                       
Part of body affected:                      
Head 325 -- -- 55 -- -- -- -- -- -- 3
Eye 114 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 35
Neck 114 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 86
Trunk 1,703 -- -- 281 -- -- -- -- -- -- 692
Shoulder 303 -- -- 91 -- -- -- -- -- -- 140
Back 1,178 -- -- 152 -- -- -- -- -- -- 461
Upper extremities 731 -- -- 87 -- -- -- -- -- -- 361
Wrist 123 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 70
Hand, except finger 130 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 99
Finger 297 -- -- 36 -- -- -- -- -- -- 135
Lower extremities 1,047 -- -- 143 -- -- -- -- -- -- 496
Knee 492 -- -- 60 -- -- -- -- -- -- 244
Foot, except toe 155 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 60
Toe 46 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 18
Body systems 95 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 69
Multiple parts 578 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 313
                       
See footnotes at end of table.                      
Table 4 Continued                      
                       
Connecticut--local government
                       
Characteristic Local government2 Goods producing Service producing
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 2 Mining 3 Construc- tion Manufactur- ing Transpor- tation and public utilities 3 Wholesale trade Retail trade Finance, insurance, and real estate Services Public Administra- tion
                       
                       
Source of injury, illness:                      
Chemicals and chemical products 45 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 36
Containers 520 -- -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- 92
Furniture and fixtures 161 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 32
Machinery 173 -- -- 40 -- -- -- -- -- -- 19
Parts and materials 190 -- -- 52 -- -- -- -- -- -- 43
Worker motion or position 662 -- -- 94 -- -- -- -- -- -- 424
Floors, walkways, ground surfaces 1,094 -- -- 88 -- -- -- -- -- -- 468
Tools, instruments, and equipment 321 -- -- 39 -- -- -- -- -- -- 181
Vehicles 500 -- -- 31 -- -- -- -- -- -- 383
Health care patient 29 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
                       
Event or exposure:                      
Contact with objects and equipment 838 -- -- 190 -- -- -- -- -- -- 266
Struck by object 384 -- -- 95 -- -- -- -- -- -- 117
Struck against object 303 -- -- 64 -- -- -- -- -- -- 111
Caught in equipment or object 92 -- -- 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- 13
Fall to lower level 231 -- -- 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- 116
Fall to same level 815 -- -- 70 -- -- -- -- -- -- 328
Slips, trips, loss of balance--without fall 159 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 114
Overexertion 1,090 -- -- 192 -- -- -- -- -- -- 276
Overexertion in lifting 849 -- -- 162 -- -- -- -- -- -- 172
Repetitive motion 85 -- -- 19 -- -- -- -- -- -- 44
Exposure to harmful substances 120 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 71
Transportation accidents 407 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 339
Fires and explosions -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Assaults and violent acts by person 257 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 170


Footnotes:
 

1 Days-away-from-work cases include those which result in days away from work with or without restricted work activity.

2 Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.

3 Data conforming to OSHA definitions for mining operators in coal, metal, and nonmetal mining and for employers in railroad transportation are provided to BLS by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor; and the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. Independent mining contractors are excluded from the coal, metal, and nonmetal industries.

NOTE: Dashes indicate data that are not available. Because of rounding and data exclusion of nonclassifiable responses, data may not sum to the totals.

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U. S. Department of Labor, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses in cooperation with participating State agencies.

 

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