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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, 1999 - Connecticut - local government

 
Characteristic Local government3 Goods producing Service producing
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 3 Mining 4 Construc- tion Manufactur- ing Transpor- tation and public utilities 4 Wholesale trade Retail trade Finance, insurance, and real estate Services Public Administration
                       
Total [3,492 cases] 384.0 -- -- 835.1 -- 974.5 -- -- -- 157.9 824.6
                       
Nature of injury, illness:                      
Sprains, strains 215.0 -- -- 487.3 -- 547.4 -- -- -- 94.0 447.5
Bruises, contusions 42.7 -- -- 85.3 -- 144.2 -- -- -- 19.2 87.5
Cuts, lacerations 13.5 -- -- 42.6 -- 24.8 -- -- -- 3.2 35.8
Fractures 12.2 -- -- 42.7 -- 27.7 -- -- -- .2 9.8
Heat burns 2.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6.8
Carpal tunnel syndrome 4.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 14.0
Tendonitis -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Chemical burns -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Amputations -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Multiple injuries 5.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.3 14.7
                       
Part of body affected:                      
Head 25.1 -- -- 158.6 -- 39.6 -- -- -- 8.8 47.5
Eye 14.0 -- -- 9.8 -- 19.6 -- -- -- 4.3 25.2
Neck 8.1 -- -- -- -- 22.9 -- -- -- 2.5 23.2
Trunk 143.7 -- -- 335.2 -- 402.1 -- -- -- 59.6 288.4
Shoulder 28.6 -- -- 48.7 -- 65.1 -- -- -- 8.8 71.6
Back 93.7 -- -- 249.9 -- 257.4 -- -- -- 41.9 170.8
Upper extremities 52.6 -- -- 85.3 -- 148.0 -- -- -- 25.1 1.9
Wrist 17.5 -- -- 30.5 -- 39.2 -- -- -- 12.1 27.8
Hand, except finger 11.0 -- -- -- -- 36.7 -- -- -- 2.9 31.0
Finger .6 -- -- 30.5 -- -- -- -- -- 4.4 23.4
Lower extremities 0.3 -- -- 219.5 -- 265.1 -- -- -- 46.5 193.2
Knee 42.2 -- -- 128.1 -- 131.2 -- -- -- 12.2 84.1
Foot, except toe 8.7 -- -- -- -- 69.3 -- -- -- 3.8 12.0
Toe 2.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.1 --
Body systems .3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.9 36.7
Multiple parts 41.4 -- -- 36.5 -- 91.7 -- -- -- 11.7 119.2
                       
See footnotes at end of table.                      
Table 6 Continued                      
                       

Connecticut--local government

                       
Characteristic Local government3 Goods producing Service producing
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 3 Mining 4 Construc- tion Manufactur- ing Transpor- tation and public utilities 4 Wholesale trade Retail trade Finance, insurance, and real estate Services Public Administration
                       
                       
Source of injury, illness:                      
Chemicals and chemical products 4.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.3 .8
Containers 33.0 -- -- 91.6 -- 209.7 -- -- -- 18.9 37.2
Furniture and fixtures 15.7 -- -- 48.7 -- 30.0 -- -- -- 11.8 19.3
Machinery 8.0 -- -- 30.5 -- 19.5 -- -- -- 7.1 5.0
Parts and materials 8.8 -- -- -- -- 44.7 -- -- -- 1.8 .1
Worker motion or position 56.4 -- -- 85.2 -- 151.2 -- -- -- 18.3 130.5
Floors, walkways, ground surfaces 83.8 -- -- 164.5 -- 125.2 -- -- -- 45.6 167.5
Tools, instruments, and equipment 23.0 -- -- 79.1 -- 142.5 -- -- -- 7.4 40.3
Vehicles 54.4 -- -- 121.9 -- 191.7 -- -- -- 6.1 159.8
Health care patient 4.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 17.3
                       
Event or exposure:                      
Contact with objects and equipment 58.3 -- -- 213.4 -- 189.9 -- -- -- 29.0 95.6
Struck by object 26.4 -- -- -- -- 8.6 -- -- -- 17.4 32.5
Struck against object 18.8 -- -- 36.6 -- 31.6 -- -- -- 8.4 43.2
Caught in equipment or object 4.9 -- -- -- -- 19.7 -- -- -- 1.7 11.5
Fall to lower level 29.5 -- -- 55.0 -- 70.5 -- -- -- 11.3 70.4
Fall to same level 54.7 -- -- 97.4 -- 81.1 -- -- -- 34.5 96.3
Slips, trips, loss of balance--without fall 15.8 -- -- 42.6 -- -- -- -- -- 3.3 40.6
Overexertion 85.1 -- -- 292.6 -- 311.2 -- -- -- 44.2 123.1
Overexertion in lifting 62.6 -- -- 219.4 -- 271.3 -- -- -- 35.1 73.5
Repetitive motion .0 -- -- -- -- 62.1 -- -- -- 1.4 17.8
Exposure to harmful substances 13.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7.3 31.9
Transportation accidents 41.2 -- -- 85.3 -- 135.4 -- -- -- 2.5 130.2
Fires and explosions -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Assaults and violent acts by person 22.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.9 81.1


Footnotes:
 

1 Incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Project Management Office,000 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 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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