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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 - private industry
 

Characteristic Private industry 3 Goods producing Service producing
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 3 Mining 4 Construction Manufactur- ing Transpor- tation and public utilities 4 Wholesale trade Retail trade Finance, insurance, and real estate Services
                     
Total [27,059 cases] 222.2 334.7 338.0 351.8 219.2 367.6 269.3 245.7 40.7 212.1
                     
Nature of injury, illness:                    
Sprains, strains 115.1 182.6 8.2 131.6 81.8 248.1 158.2 115.1 15.2 133.2
Bruises, contusions 23.8 40.0 -- 35.8 21.1 51.0 33.5 32.1 4.6 18.6
Cuts, lacerations 14.6 54.2 -- 25.2 25.1 .0 19.2 18.7 1.6 6.1
Fractures 11.7 8.5 81.1 53.3 18.3 12.4 -- .9 1.8 5.3
Heat burns 3.1 -- -- -- 3.1 -- -- 8.5 -- 2.6
Carpal tunnel syndrome 4.7 -- -- 2.6 .6 -- -- 3.6 6.9 2.3
Tendonitis 1.8 -- -- 2.2 4.2 -- -- -- -- --
Chemical burns 1.1 -- -- -- 2.1 -- -- -- -- --
Amputations 1.1 -- -- -- 2.9 -- -- -- -- --
Multiple injuries 5.6 -- -- 20.3 5.1 5.5 -- 8.1 2.6 4.0
                     
Part of body affected:                    
Head 11.5 20.3 -- 29.1 12.4 15.9 -- 17.5 -- 9.2
Eye 6.0 -- -- 22.7 9.3 -- -- 6.3 -- 5.0
Neck 3.7 -- -- 8.5 2.4 9.7 -- -- -- 4.8
Trunk 93.1 9.2 135.2 133.7 77.4 165.8 133.7 87.2 8.9 6.4
Shoulder 12.4 17.9 -- 15.4 9.8 26.7 15.6 11.5 1.7 14.3
Back 70.3 81.9 81.1 98.4 54.0 116.0 6.2 64.5 6.2 85.1
Upper extremities 48.5 41.1 67.6 57.6 74.6 48.7 33.6 61.2 13.6 36.7
Wrist 13.8 17.2 -- 6.9 21.0 7.0 -- 13.1 8.3 14.4
Hand, except finger 7.9 -- -- 18.1 11.6 6.6 -- 9.3 1.6 6.2
Finger 19.3 17.6 -- 20.9 33.2 14.8 16.1 33.0 2.5 8.9
Lower extremities 44.2 138.4 -- 85.4 39.7 86.9 72.7 54.5 9.9 30.6
Knee 14.2 13.8 -- 25.6 11.8 27.5 27.7 13.5 2.0 13.4
Foot, except toe 8.2 12.0 -- 24.0 4.6 15.6 -- 20.5 2.2 2.2
Toe 3.1 -- -- 12.8 5.9 2.3 -- -- -- 2.0
Body systems 2.2 6.7 -- 6.0 2.0 -- -- -- -- 3.7
Multiple parts 18.2 15.2 -- 30.0 9.9 37.9 23.4 21.2 6.5 19.9
                     
See footnotes at end of table.                    
Table 6 Continued                    
                     
Connecticut--private industry
                     
Characteristic Private industry 3 Goods producing Service producing
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 3 Mining 4 Construction Manufactur- ing Transpor- tation and public utilities 4 Wholesale trade Retail trade Finance, insurance, and real estate Services
                     
                     
Source of injury, illness:                    
Chemicals and chemical products 2.7 -- -- 2.5 5.9 -- -- -- -- 2.2
Containers 41.5 26.9 -- 14.5 31.1 140.0 72.3 72.4 3.9 25.4
Furniture and fixtures 8.1 -- -- 3.6 5.1 13.4 -- 14.8 3.4 8.5
Machinery 17.2 34.1 -- 19.5 33.8 13.0 16.3 21.4 -- 8.7
Parts and materials 18.7 .4 -- 89.5 36.9 12.3 28.1 13.5 -- 4.2
Worker motion or position 36.1 44.4 -- 60.1 45.4 38.6 41.1 25.8 13.6 37.2
Floors, walkways, ground surfaces 32.6 3.6 -- 61.0 24.5 54.7 52.6 38.5 9.6 28.1
Tools, instruments, and equipment 13.5 40.7 81.1 31.9 15.0 11.7 -- 16.1 1.0 12.5
Vehicles 16.5 24.3 -- 23.0 6.1 47.5 37.4 18.9 1.4 16.4
Health care patient 17.2 -- -- -- -- 11.8 -- -- -- 50.7
                     
Event or exposure:                    
Contact with objects and equipment 56.8 96.8 135.2 125.4 77.1 68.2 54.9 82.9 9.1 31.5
Struck by object 27.7 31.9 67.6 70.7 31.7 28.8 30.3 42.7 3.6 17.8
Struck against object 13.9 16.3 -- 30.9 16.4 29.5 16.3 19.7 4.6 6.5
Caught in equipment or object 11.7 44.2 -- 11.3 23.3 8.5 -- 19.3 -- 3.5
Fall to lower level 9.5 27.8 -- 47.5 6.7 16.8 17.5 6.7 2.1 6.3
Fall to same level 22.2 53.9 -- 11.2 17.3 33.0 36.5 30.4 7.1 21.7
Slips, trips, loss of balance--without fall 7.6 25.9 -- 21.4 7.3 18.8 -- -- 1.7 7.5
Overexertion 75.5 47.3 8.2 72.8 56.8 162.8 92.5 78.6 5.6 91.4
Overexertion in lifting 58.0 26.2 67.6 53.5 38.5 146.2 73.6 71.1 4.4 64.8
Repetitive motion 8.1 -- -- 8.5 18.9 6.0 -- 4.0 .1 4.0
Exposure to harmful substances 7.9 16.1 -- 8.4 .0 -- -- 11.2 1.0 8.5
Transportation accidents 9.2 18.4 -- 21.1 3.2 34.9 21.2 4.0 -- 9.9
Fires and explosions -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Assaults and violent acts by person 2.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.3 -- 4.5
 


Footnotes:
 

1 Incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 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 000 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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