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Table 9. Percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(1) by selected injury or illness characteristics and number of days away from work, 1998 - Connecticut - state government

 

Characteristic Total cases Percent of cases involving Median days away from work
1 day 2 days 3 to 5 days 6 days 11 to 20 days 21 to 30 days 31 days or more
                   
Total [1,720 cases] 0.0 16.0 12.6 19.1 12.2 14.2 6.7 19.2 6
                   
Nature of injury, illness:                  
Sprains, strains 0.0 8.8 13.7 21.2 14.1 13.2 7.6 21.4 7
Bruises, contusions 0.0 31.4 2.3 .3 18.7 20.1 3.6 13.6 7
Cuts, lacerations 0.0 60.9 21.7 14.4 1.7 -- -- 1.3 1
Fractures 0.0 -- 37.1 19.6 12.3 4.9 19.3 6.8 4
Heat burns -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Carpal tunnel syndrome 0.0 -- -- 9.9 -- 3.5 11.7 74.9 31
Tendonitis 0.0 -- -- 21.7 -- 78.3 -- -- 17
Chemical burns -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Amputations -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Multiple injuries 0.0 4.1 6.1 39.2 1.9 15.0 15.3 18.5 8
                   
Part of body affected:                  
Head 0.0 59.2 3.0 15.2 2.8 4.1 7.3 8.3 1
Eye 0.0 60.9 -- 39.1 -- -- -- -- 1
Neck 0.0 2.9 .3 6.9 -- 36.3 7.6 35.9 17
Trunk 0.0 11.4 9.5 21.6 17.5 20.3 7.2 12.3 7
Shoulder 0.0 4.1 12.7 16.5 20.7 28.9 -- 17.1  
Back 0.0 12.6 8.6 22.8 17.5 18.1 8.5 11.9 7
Upper extremities 0.0 31.7 9.8 15.9 16.2 1.3 6.0 19.0 4
Wrist 0.0 2.4 14.1 3.7 11.6 1.3 16.6 50.3 31
Hand, except finger 0.0 38.4 2.7 11.1 45.2 -- -- 2.7 5
Finger 0.0 53.9 7.1 26.7 8.5 -- -- 3.7 1
Lower extremities 0.0 5.6 20.1 18.0 8.7 15.1 2.6 29.9 9
Knee 0.0 5.6 13.0 12.2 8.1 15.3 4.1 41.7 19
Foot, except toe 0.0 -- -- 73.8 -- .2 -- 16.0 5
Toe -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Body systems 0.0 -- -- -- -- 74.3 -- 25.7 17
Multiple parts 0.0 7.7 17.8 20.8 9.9 9.8 12.4 21.6 6
                   
See footnotes at end of table.                  
Table 9 Continued                  
                   
Connecticut--state government
                   
Characteristic Total cases Percent of cases involving Median days away from work
1 day 2 days 3 to 5 days 6 to Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Project Management Office days 11 to 20 days 21 to 30 days 31 days or more
                   
                   
Source of injury, illness:                  
Chemicals and chemical products 0.0 16.8 4.5 3.4 -- 70.7 4.7 -- 17
Containers 0.0 5.8 28.8 13.2 15.6 22.9 4.3 9.5 7
Furniture and fixtures 0.0 44.5 -- 8.6 24.0 9.8 3.8 9.4 4
Machinery 0.0 21.7 28.4 2.7 7.5 31.3 -- 8.3 2
Parts and materials 0.0 27.5 -- 42.8 -- 6.9 -- 22.7 3
Worker motion or position 0.0 14.3 5.6 18.1 13.1 14.0 6.8 28.1  
Floors, walkways, ground surfaces 0.0 9.7 20.6 15.3 9.1 9.7 8.6 27.1 9
Tools, instruments, and equipment 0.0 29.3 5.1 30.1 15.7 6.8 -- 13.1 5
Vehicles 0.0 5.8 1.6 41.0 .6 16.5 7.5 17.0 6
Health care patient 0.0 15.4 9.6 15.3 16.9 13.5 8.5 20.8 8
                   
Event or exposure:                  
Contact with objects and equipment 0.0 44.4 1.4 21.6 16.1 9.6 7.0 -- 4
Struck by object 0.0 41.3 2.3 16.5 18.3 5.1 16.4 -- 5
Struck against object 0.0 57.6 -- 29.8 5.2 7.4 -- -- 1
Caught in equipment or object 0.0 21.2 1.7 22.9 30.9 23.3 -- -- 7
Fall to lower level 0.0 7.2 15.5 22.0 .2 -- 2.9 42.2 6
Fall to same level 0.0 .4 27.6 8.6 8.4 13.1 .5 21.4 9
Slips, trips, loss of balance--without fall 0.0 9.3 18.1 16.7 18.7 7.8 5.8 23.5 6
Overexertion 0.0 12.0 13.2 .2 25.3 15.2 5.8 18.4 8
Overexertion in lifting 0.0 15.5 12.6 12.2 21.3 11.8 7.8 18.8 7
Repetitive motion 0.0 -- -- 8.6 6.8 3.0 17.0 64.6 31
Exposure to harmful substances 0.0 54.3 6.7 4.6 -- 33.0 1.5 -- 1
Transportation accidents 0.0 4.1 1.5 40.8 7.1 20.3 7.6 18.6 6
Fires and explosions -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Assaults and violent acts by person 0.0 .5 21.1 22.7 3.8 13.1 7.3 21.5 5
                   

 
Footnotes:
  

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

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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