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Table 5. Percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(1) by selected injury or illness characteristics and industry division, 1998 - Connecticut - private industry

 
Characteristic Private industry 2 Goods producing Service producing
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 2 Mining 3 Construction Manufactur- ing Transpor- tation and public utilities 3 Wholesale trade Retail trade Finance, insurance, and real estate Services
                     
Total [27,059 cases] 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
                     
Nature of injury, illness:                    
Sprains, strains 51.8 54.5 32.0 37.4 37.3 67.5 58.8 46.8 37.4 62.8
Bruises, contusions .7 12.0 -- .2 9.6 13.9 12.5 13.0 11.3 8.8
Cuts, lacerations 6.6 16.2 -- 7.2 11.5 2.7 7.1 7.6 4.0 2.9
Fractures 5.3 2.5 24.0 15.2 8.3 3.4 -- 4.4 4.4 2.5
Heat burns 1.4 -- -- -- 1.4 -- -- 3.5 1.3 1.2
Carpal tunnel syndrome 2.1 -- -- 0.7 4.8 -- -- 1.5 16.8 1.1
Tendonitis 0.8 -- -- 0.6 1.9 -- -- -- 1.8 --
Chemical burns 0.5 -- -- -- 1.0 -- -- -- -- --
Amputations 0.5 -- -- -- 1.3 -- -- -- -- --
Multiple injuries 2.5 -- -- 5.8 2.3 1.5 -- 3.3 6.4 1.9
                     
Part of body affected:                    
Head 5.2 6.1 -- 8.3 5.7 4.3 -- 7.1 2.2 4.3
Eye 2.7 -- -- 6.5 4.2 -- -- 2.6 -- 2.3
Neck 1.7 -- -- 2.4 1.1 2.6 -- -- 1.5 2.3
Trunk 41.9 32.6 40.0 38.0 35.3 45.1 49.7 35.5 21.8 50.2
Shoulder 5.6 5.3 -- 4.4 4.5 7.3 5.8 4.7 4.3 6.8
Back 31.6 24.5 24.0 28.0 24.6 31.6 39.4 26.2 15.3 40.1
Upper extremities 21.8 12.3 20.0 16.4 34.0 13.3 12.5 24.9 33.3 17.3
Wrist 6.2 5.1 -- 2.0 9.6 1.9 -- 5.3 20.3 6.8
Hand, except finger 3.6 -- -- 5.1 5.3 1.8 -- 3.8 4.0 2.9
Finger 8.7 5.3 -- 5.9 15.1 4.0 6.0 13.4 6.0 4.2
Lower extremities 19.9 41.3 -- 24.3 18.1 23.7 27.0 22.2 24.4 14.4
Knee 6.4 4.1 -- 7.3 5.4 7.5 .3 5.5 4.9 6.3
Foot, except toe 3.7 3.6 -- 6.8 2.1 4.2 -- 8.3 5.3 1.0
Toe 1.4 -- -- 3.6 2.7 0.6 -- -- -- 0.9
Body systems 1.0 2.0 -- 1.7 0.9 -- -- -- -- 1.7
Multiple parts 8.2 4.5 -- 8.5 4.5 .3 8.7 8.6 16.0 9.4
                     
See footnotes at end of table.                    
Table  5Continued                    
                     
Connecticut--private industry
                     
Characteristic Private industry 2 Goods producing Service producing
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 2 Mining 3 Construction Manufactur- ing Transpor- tation and public utilities 3 Wholesale trade Retail trade Finance, insurance, and real estate Services
                     
                     
Source of injury, illness:                    
Chemicals and chemical products 1.2 -- -- 0.7 2.7 -- -- -- -- 1.0
Containers 18.7 8.0 -- 4.1 14.2 38.1 26.8 29.5 9.6 12.0
Furniture and fixtures 3.6 -- -- 1.0 2.3 3.7 -- 6.0 8.3 4.0
Machinery 7.7 .2 -- 5.5 15.4 3.5 6.1 8.7 -- 4.1
Parts and materials 8.4 3.1 -- 25.4 16.8 3.3 .4 5.5 1.6 2.0
Worker motion or position 16.3 13.3 -- 17.1 20.7 .5 15.2 .5 33.3 17.5
Floors, walkways, ground surfaces 14.7 30.9 -- 17.3 11.2 14.9 19.5 15.7 23.5 13.3
Tools, instruments, and equipment 6.1 12.1 24.0 9.1 6.8 3.2 -- 6.6 2.5 5.9
Vehicles 7.4 7.3 -- 6.5 2.8 12.9 13.9 7.7 3.4 7.7
Health care patient 7.8 -- -- -- -- 3.2 -- -- -- 23.9
                     
Event or exposure:                    
Contact with objects and equipment 25.6 28.9 40.0 35.6 35.2 18.6 20.4 33.8 22.2 14.9
Struck by object 12.5 9.5 20.0 20.1 14.5 7.8 11.2 17.4 8.8 8.4
Struck against object 6.3 4.9 -- 8.8 7.5 8.0 6.0 8.0 11.3 3.1
Caught in equipment or object 5.3 13.2 -- 3.2 .6 2.3 -- 7.9 -- 1.6
Fall to lower level 4.3 8.3 -- 13.5 3.0 4.6 6.5 2.7 5.2 3.0
Fall to same level .0 16.1 -- 3.2 7.9 9.0 13.6 12.4 17.5 .2
Slips, trips, loss of balance--without fall 3.4 7.7 -- 6.1 3.3 5.1 -- -- 4.2 3.5
Overexertion 34.0 14.1 32.0 20.7 25.9 44.3 34.4 32.0 13.8 43.1
Overexertion in lifting 26.1 7.8 20.0 15.2 17.6 39.8 27.3 29.0 .8 30.5
Repetitive motion 3.7 -- -- 2.4 8.6 1.6 -- 1.6 24.9 1.9
Exposure to harmful substances 3.5 4.8 -- 2.4 4.6 -- -- 4.6 2.4 4.0
Transportation accidents 4.1 5.5 -- 6.0 1.4 9.5 7.9 1.6 2.2 4.7
Fires and explosions -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Assaults and violent acts by person 1.1 -- -- -- 0.3 -- -- 1.7 -- 2.1


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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