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Table 4. Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work1 by selected injury or illness characteristics and industry division, 1999 - 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 Administration
                       
Total 3,492 -- -- 303 -- 325 -- -- -- 969 1,796
                       
Nature of injury, illness:                      
Sprains, strains 1,954 -- -- 177 -- 183 -- -- -- 577 975
Bruises, contusions 389 -- -- 31 -- 48 -- -- -- 118 191
Cuts, lacerations 123 -- -- 16 -- 8 -- -- -- 20 78
Fractures 111 -- -- 16 -- 9 -- -- -- 63 21
Heat burns 18 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 15
Carpal tunnel syndrome 38 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 31
Tendonitis 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6 --
Chemical burns -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Amputations -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Multiple injuries 47 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 14 32
                       
Part of body affected:                      
Head 228 -- -- 58 -- 13 -- -- -- 54 4
Eye 128 -- -- 40 -- 7 -- -- -- 26 55
Neck 74 -- -- -- -- 8 -- -- -- 16 51
Trunk 1,307 -- -- 122 -- 134 -- -- -- 366 628
Shoulder 260 -- -- 18 -- 22 -- -- -- 54 156
Back 852 -- -- 91 -- 86 -- -- -- 257 372
Upper extremities 479 -- -- 31 -- 49 -- -- -- 154 241
Wrist 159 -- -- 11 -- 13 -- -- -- 74 61
Hand, except finger 0 -- -- -- -- 12 -- -- -- 18 68
Finger 96 -- -- 11 -- -- -- -- -- 27 51
Lower extremities 912 -- -- 80 -- 89 -- -- -- 285 421
Knee 384 -- -- 47 -- 44 -- -- -- 75 183
Foot, except toe 79 -- -- -- -- 23 -- -- -- 23 26
Toe 18 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 13 --
Body systems 93 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 12 80
Multiple parts 376 -- -- 13 -- 31 -- -- -- 72 260
                       
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 Administration
                       
                       
Source of injury, illness:                      
Chemicals and chemical products 40 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 14 24
Containers 300 -- -- 33 -- 70 -- -- -- 116 81
Furniture and fixtures 143 -- -- 18 --   -- -- -- 72 42
Machinery 72 -- -- 11 -- 7 -- -- -- 44 11
Parts and materials 80 -- -- -- -- 15 -- -- -- 11 22
Worker motion or position 513 -- -- 31 -- 51 -- -- -- 112 284
Floors, walkways, ground surfaces 761 -- -- 60 -- 42 -- -- -- 280 365
Tools, instruments, and equipment 209 -- -- 29 -- 48 -- -- -- 45 88
Vehicles 495 -- -- 44 -- 64 -- -- -- 37 348
Health care patient 40 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 38
                       
Event or exposure:                      
Contact with objects and equipment 530 -- -- 78 -- 63 -- -- -- 178 208
Struck by object 240 -- -- -- -- 36 -- -- -- 7 71
Struck against object 171 -- -- 13 -- 11 -- -- -- 52 94
Caught in equipment or object 44 -- -- -- -- 7 -- -- -- 11 25
Fall to lower level 268 -- -- 20 -- 24 -- -- -- 69 153
Fall to same level 497 -- -- 35 -- 27 -- -- -- 212 2
Slips, trips, loss of balance--without fall 143 -- -- 16 -- -- -- -- -- 20 88
Overexertion 773 -- -- 6 -- 4 -- -- -- 271 268
Overexertion in lifting 569 -- -- 80 -- 91 -- -- -- 216 160
Repetitive motion 91 -- -- -- -- 21 -- -- -- 9 39
Exposure to harmful substances 121 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 45 69
Transportation accidents 375 -- -- 31 -- 45 -- -- -- 15 284
Fires and explosions -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Assaults and violent acts by person 208 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 30 177


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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