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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 - private industry

Characteristic Private industry 2 Goods producing Service producing
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 2 Mining 3 Construction Manufactur- ing Transpor- tation and public utilities 3 Wholesale trade Retail trade Finance, insurance, and real estate Services
                     
Total 27,151 412 19 2,247 5,596 2,804 2,150 4,431 705 8,787
                     
Nature of injury, illness:                    
Sprains, strains 13,617 175   868 2,266 1,735 1,179 2,049 385 4,950
Bruises, contusions 2,812 76 -- 292 507 289 201 419 118 9
Cuts, lacerations 2,128 82 -- 137 454 69 216 767 -- 398
Fractures 1,596 -- -- 290 348 154 233 164 29 353
Heat burns 236 -- -- 19 46 16 -- 82 -- 56
Carpal tunnel syndrome 481 -- -- 15 239 33 -- -- 19 8
Tendonitis 357 -- -- -- 163 -- -- 69 15 94
Chemical burns 193 -- -- -- 83 -- -- -- -- 60
Amputations 90 -- -- -- 64 -- -- -- -- --
Multiple injuries 446 -- -- 52 68 42 -- -- -- 207
                     
Part of body affected:                    
Head 1,831 14 -- 283 452 143 9 298 59 474
Eye 900 -- -- 140 311 18 -- 171 35 148
Neck 688 -- -- -- 93 69 -- -- 11 394
Trunk 838 168 8 662 2,013 1,156 1,005 1,764 238 3,824
Shoulder 1,726 16 -- 119 354 157 88 358 -- 605
Back 7,560 134 -- 460 1,318 872 742 1,132 168 2,730
Upper extremities 5,973 112 6 528 1,795 439 446 1,175 132 1,340
Wrist 1,281 -- -- 87 391 59 -- 207 63 387
Hand, except finger 1,251 -- -- 88 282 82 161 398 -- 229
Finger 2,392 88 -- 316 796 151 170 465 -- 377
Lower extremities 5,221 84 -- 512 862 653 437 762 149 1,759
Knee 1,861 -- -- 222 281 215 226 241 48 623
Foot, except toe 727 -- -- 138 123 39 -- 97 17 242
Toe 254 -- -- 17 52 52 -- -- -- 42
Body systems 239 -- -- -- 64 64 -- -- 17 71
Multiple parts 2,241 -- -- 226 289 271 8 326 95 892
                     
See footnotes at end of table.                    
Table Continued                    
                     
Characteristic Private industry 2 Goods producing Service producing
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 2 Mining 3 Construction Manufactur- ing Transpor- tation and public utilities 3 Wholesale trade Retail trade Finance, insurance, and real estate Services
                     
                     
Source of injury, illness:                    
Chemicals and chemical products 458 -- -- -- 209 -- -- -- 37 153
Containers 4,489 46 -- 137 947 763 628 998 156 812
Furniture and fixtures 981 -- -- 63 156 -- -- 326 46 327
Machinery 2,177 -- -- 2 739 117 190 490 87 318
Parts and materials 2,119 59 -- 494 887 188 98 178 15 199
Worker motion or position 3,433 -- -- 196 1,015 337 237 347 92 1,181
Floors, walkways, ground surfaces 5,293 -- -- 423 631 543 375 990 173 2,120
Tools, instruments, and equipment 1,615 1 -- 347 314 68 -- 325 -- 404
Vehicles 1,948 -- -- 74 231 407 369 250   599
Health care patient 2,084 -- -- -- -- 83 -- -- -- 2,001
                     
Event or exposure:                    
Contact with objects and equipment 6,320 169 -- 770 1,717 582 445 1,319 189 1,126
Struck by object 3,030 125 -- 369 626 371 170 628 8 631
Struck against object 1,314 -- -- 181 283 116 -- 241 81 338
Caught in equipment or object 1,475 -- -- 89 600 71 172 373 -- 134
Fall to lower level 1,890 15 -- 219 211 265 117 386 72 604
Fall to same level 3,811 -- -- 217 486 352 265 714 96 1,657
Slips, trips, loss of balance--without fall 597 -- -- 99 97 130 -- -- -- 197
Overexertion 8,392 139   553 1,645 878 697 1,241 185 3,044
Overexertion in lifting 6,154 119 -- 398 1,172 614 571 867 176 2,232
Repetitive motion 1,251 -- -- -- 622 76 1 133 50 237
Exposure to harmful substances 909 -- -- -- 268 59 -- 4 58 337
Transportation accidents 1,381 15 -- 9 150 230 323 112 9 432
Fires and explosions 53 -- -- 44 -- -- -- -- -- --
Assaults and violent acts by person 364 -- -- -- -- -- -- 67 -- 271


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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