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Table 6. Incidence rates(1) for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(2) per Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Project Management Office,000 full-time workers for selected characteristics and industry division, 1998 - Connecticut - local government

 
Characteristic Local government3 Goods producing Service producing
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 3 Mining 4 Construc- tion Manufactur- ing Transpor- tation and public utilities 4 Wholesale trade Retail trade Finance, insurance, and real estate Services Public Administra- tion
                       
Total [4,626 cases] 508.5 -- -- 1,624.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- 968.6
                       
Nature of injury, illness:                      
Sprains, strains 251.6 -- -- 811.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- 524.5
Bruises, contusions 66.7 -- -- 293.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.6
Cuts, lacerations 17.4 -- -- 90.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- 32.4
Fractures 12.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29.8
Heat burns 1.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Carpal tunnel syndrome 4.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7.5
Tendonitis 7.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 15.4
Chemical burns -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Amputations -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Multiple injuries 19.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 53.0
                       
Part of body affected:                      
Head 35.7 -- -- 151.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- 47.1
Eye 12.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 15.7
Neck 12.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 39.0
Trunk 187.2 -- -- 771.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- 315.6
Shoulder 33.3 -- -- 251.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- 63.8
Back 129.4 -- -- 418.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.4
Upper extremities 80.3 -- -- 239.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- 164.7
Wrist 13.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 31.7
Hand, except finger 14.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 45.0
Finger 32.6 -- -- 97.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- 61.7
Lower extremities 115.1 -- -- 394.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- 226.3
Knee 54.1 -- -- 166.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- 111.4
Foot, except toe 17.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 27.2
Toe 5.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.3
Body systems .5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 31.4
Multiple parts 63.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 142.8
                       
See footnotes at end of table.                      
Table 6  Continued                      
                       
Connecticut--local government
                       
Characteristic Local government3 Goods producing Service producing
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 3 Mining 4 Construc- tion Manufactur- ing Transpor- tation and public utilities 4 Wholesale trade Retail trade Finance, insurance, and real estate Services Public Administra- tion
                       
                       
Source of injury, illness:                      
Chemicals and chemical products 4.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 16.2
Containers 57.2 -- -- 289.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- 41.9
Furniture and fixtures 17.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 14.4
Machinery 19.0 -- -- 1.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.6
Parts and materials 20.9 -- -- 143.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 19.8
Worker motion or position 72.8 -- -- 258.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 193.2
Floors, walkways, ground surfaces 120.3 -- -- 241.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- 213.4
Tools, instruments, and equipment 35.3 -- -- 7.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- 82.7
Vehicles 55.0 -- -- 85.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- 174.8
Health care patient 3.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
                       
Event or exposure:                      
Contact with objects and equipment 92.1 -- -- 523.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- 121.4
Struck by object 42.2 -- -- 260.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 53.3
Struck against object 33.3 -- -- 176.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- 50.7
Caught in equipment or object .1 -- -- 43.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- 6.1
Fall to lower level 25.4 -- -- 39.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- 52.8
Fall to same level 89.6 -- -- 191.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- 149.6
Slips, trips, loss of balance--without fall 17.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 51.9
Overexertion 119.8 -- -- 528.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- 125.7
Overexertion in lifting 93.4 -- -- 444.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- 78.5
Repetitive motion 9.4 -- -- 51.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- 20.1
Exposure to harmful substances 13.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 32.2
Transportation accidents 44.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 154.8
Fires and explosions -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Assaults and violent acts by person 28.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 77.3


Footnotes:
 

1 Incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Project Management Office,000 full-time workers and were calculated as:

  • (N/EH) x 20,000,000 where N = number of injuries and illnesses

  • EH = total hours worked by all employees during calendar year

  • 20,000,000 = base for equivalent full-time workers (working 40 hours per week, 50 weeks per year).

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

3 Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.

4 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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