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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, 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 cases] 0.0 -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- 0.0 0.0
                       
Nature of injury, illness:                      
Sprains, strains 56.0 -- -- 58.4 -- 56.2 -- -- -- 59.5 54.3
Bruises, contusions 11.1 -- -- .2 -- 14.8 -- -- -- 12.1 .6
Cuts, lacerations 3.5 -- -- 5.1 -- 2.5 -- -- -- 2.1 4.3
Fractures 3.2 -- -- 5.1 -- 2.8 -- -- -- 6.5 1.2
Heat burns 0.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.8
Carpal tunnel syndrome 1.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.7
Tendonitis 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.6 --
Chemical burns -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Amputations -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Multiple injuries 1.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.4 1.8
                       
Part of body affected:                      
Head 6.5 -- -- 19.0 -- 4.1 -- -- -- 5.6 5.8
Eye 3.7 -- -- 13.2 -- 2.0 -- -- -- 2.7 3.1
Neck 2.1 -- -- -- -- 2.4 -- -- -- 1.6 2.8
Trunk 37.4 -- -- 40.1 -- 41.3 -- -- -- 37.8 35.0
Shoulder 7.4 -- -- 5.8 -- 6.7 -- -- -- 5.6 8.7
Back 24.4 -- -- 29.9 -- 26.4 -- -- -- 26.5 20.7
Upper extremities 13.7 -- -- .2 -- 15.2 -- -- -- 15.9 13.4
Wrist 4.6 -- -- 3.7 -- 4.0 -- -- -- 7.7 3.4
Hand, except finger 2.9 -- -- -- -- 3.8 -- -- -- 1.8 3.8
Finger 2.7 -- -- 3.7 -- -- -- -- -- 2.8 2.8
Lower extremities 26.1 -- -- 26.3 -- 27.2 -- -- -- 29.4 23.4
Knee 11.0 -- -- 15.3 -- 13.5 -- -- -- 7.7 .2
Foot, except toe 2.3 -- -- -- -- 7.1 -- -- -- 2.4 1.5
Toe 0.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.3 --
Body systems 2.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.2 4.5
Multiple parts .8 -- -- 4.4 -- 9.4 -- -- -- 7.4 14.4
                       
See footnotes at end of table.                      
Table 5 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 1.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.4 1.3
Containers 8.6 -- -- 11.0 -- 21.5 -- -- -- 12.0 4.5
Furniture and fixtures 4.1 -- -- 5.8 -- 3.1 -- -- -- 7.5 2.3
Machinery 2.1 -- -- 3.7 -- 2.0 -- -- -- 4.5 0.6
Parts and materials 2.3 -- -- -- -- 4.6 -- -- -- 1.1 1.2
Worker motion or position 14.7 -- -- .2 -- 15.5 -- -- -- 11.6 15.8
Floors, walkways, ground surfaces 21.8 -- -- 19.7 -- 12.8 -- -- -- 28.9 20.3
Tools, instruments, and equipment 6.0 -- -- 9.5 -- 14.6 -- -- -- 4.7 4.9
Vehicles 14.2 -- -- 14.6 -- 19.7 -- -- -- 3.8 19.4
Health care patient 1.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.1
                       
Event or exposure:                      
Contact with objects and equipment 15.2 -- -- 25.6 -- 19.5 -- -- -- 18.3 11.6
Struck by object 6.9 -- -- -- -- 11.1 -- -- -- 11.0 3.9
Struck against object 4.9 -- -- 4.4 -- 3.2 -- -- -- 5.3 5.2
Caught in equipment or object 1.3 -- -- -- -- 2.0 -- -- -- 1.1 1.4
Fall to lower level 7.7 -- -- 6.6 -- 7.2 -- -- -- 7.2 8.5
Fall to same level 14.2 -- -- 11.7 -- 8.3 -- -- -- 21.9 11.7
Slips, trips, loss of balance--without fall 4.1 -- -- 5.1 -- -- -- -- -- 2.1 4.9
Overexertion 22.1 -- -- 35.0 -- 31.9 -- -- -- 28.0 14.9
Overexertion in lifting 16.3 -- -- 26.3 -- 27.8 -- -- -- 22.3 8.9
Repetitive motion 2.6 -- -- -- -- 6.4 -- -- -- 0.9 2.2
Exposure to harmful substances 3.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.6 3.9
Transportation accidents .7 -- -- .2 -- 13.9 -- -- -- 1.6 15.8
Fires and explosions -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Assaults and violent acts by person 6.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.1 9.8



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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