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Table 5. Percent distribution 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 industry2 Goods producing Service producing
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 2 Mining3 Construction Manufactur- ing Transportation and public utilities 3 Wholesale trade Retail trade Finance, insurance, and real estate Services
                     
Total [27,151 cases] 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
                     
Nature of injury, illness:                    
Sprains, strains 50.2 42.6 52.6 38.6 40.5 61.9 54.8 46.2 54.6 56.3
Bruises, contusions .4 18.5 -- 13.0 9.1 .3 9.4 9.5 16.7 .4
Cuts, lacerations 7.8 20.0 -- 6.1 8.1 2.5 .0 17.3 -- 4.5
Fractures 5.9 -- -- 12.9 6.2 5.5 .9 3.7 4.1 4.0
Heat burns 0.9 -- -- 0.8 0.8 0.6 -- 1.9 -- 0.6
Carpal tunnel syndrome 1.8 -- -- 0.7 4.3 1.2 -- -- 2.7 1.2
Tendonitis 1.3 -- -- -- 2.9 -- -- 1.5 2.1 1.1
Chemical burns 0.7 -- -- -- 1.5 -- -- -- -- 0.7
Amputations 0.3 -- -- -- 1.1 -- -- -- -- --
Multiple injuries 1.6 -- -- 2.3 1.2 1.5 -- -- -- 2.4
                     
Part of body affected:                    
Head 6.7 3.4 -- 12.6 8.1 5.1 5.1 6.7 8.3 5.4
Eye 3.3 -- -- 6.2 5.6 0.6 -- 3.9 5.0 1.7
Neck 2.5 -- -- -- 1.7 2.5 -- -- 1.5 4.5
Trunk 39.9 40.8 42.1 29.5 36.0 41.2 46.7 39.8 33.7 43.5
Shoulder 6.4 3.8 -- 5.3 6.3 5.6 4.1 8.1 -- 6.9
Back 27.8 32.5 -- 20.5 23.6 31.1 34.5 25.6 23.8 31.1
Upper extremities 22.0 27.2 31.6 23.5 32.1 15.7 20.8 26.5 18.7 15.3
Wrist 4.7 -- -- 3.9 7.0 2.1 -- 4.7 9.0 4.4
Hand, except finger 4.6 -- -- 3.9 5.0 2.9 7.5 9.0 -- 2.6
Finger 8.8 21.5 -- 14.1 14.2 5.4 7.9 .5 -- 4.3
Lower extremities 19.2 20.3 -- 22.8 15.4 23.3 20.3 17.2 21.1 20.0
Knee 6.9 -- -- 9.9 5.0 7.7 .5 5.4 6.8 7.1
Foot, except toe 2.7 -- -- 6.1 2.2 1.4 -- 2.2 2.4 2.8
Toe 0.9 -- -- 0.8 0.9 1.8 -- -- -- 0.5
Body systems 0.9 -- -- -- 1.1 2.3 -- -- 2.4 0.8
Multiple parts 8.3 -- -- .0 5.2 9.7 5.0 7.4 13.5 .2
                     
See footnotes at end of table.                    
Table Continued                    

Connecticut--private industry

                     
Characteristic Private industry2 Goods producing Service producing
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing2 Mining3 Construction Manufactur- ing Transpor- tation and public utilities3 Wholesale trade Retail trade Finance, insurance, and real estate Services
                     
                     
Source of injury, illness:                    
Chemicals and chemical products 1.7 -- -- -- 3.7 -- -- -- 5.2 1.7
Containers 16.5 11.1 -- 6.1 16.9 27.2 29.2 22.5 22.1 9.2
Furniture and fixtures 3.6 -- -- 2.8 2.8 -- -- 7.4 6.4 3.7
Machinery 8.0 -- -- 9.4 13.2 4.2 8.8 11.1 12.3 3.6
Parts and materials 7.8 14.3 -- 22.0 15.9 6.7 4.6 4.0 2.1 2.3
Worker motion or position 12.6 -- -- 8.7 18.1 12.0 11.0 7.8 13.0 13.4
Floors, walkways, ground surfaces 19.5 -- -- 18.8 11.3 19.4 17.4 22.3 24.5 24.1
Tools, instruments, and equipment 5.9 24.4 -- 15.5 5.6 2.4 -- 7.3 -- 4.6
Vehicles 7.2 -- -- 3.3 4.1 14.5 17.2 5.6 1.4 6.8
Health care patient 7.7 -- -- -- -- 3.0 -- -- -- 22.8
                     
Event or exposure:                    
Contact with objects and equipment 23.3 41.1 -- 34.3 30.7 20.8 20.7 29.8 26.7 12.8
Struck by object 11.2 30.4 -- 16.4 11.2 13.2 7.9 14.2 15.3 7.2
Struck against object 4.8 -- -- 8.1 5.1 4.2 -- 5.4 11.5 3.9
Caught in equipment or object 5.4 -- -- 4.0 .7 2.5 8.0 8.4 -- 1.5
Fall to lower level 7.0 3.6 -- 9.7 3.8 9.4 5.5 8.7 .2 6.9
Fall to same level 14.0 -- -- 9.7 8.7 12.6 12.3 16.1 13.6 18.9
Slips, trips, loss of balance--without fall 2.2 -- -- 4.4 1.7 4.6 -- -- -- 2.2
Overexertion 30.9 33.6 52.6 24.6 29.4 31.3 32.4 28.0 26.3 34.6
Overexertion in lifting 22.7 28.9 -- 17.7 20.9 21.9 26.6 19.6 25.0 25.4
Repetitive motion 4.6 -- -- -- 11.1 2.7 4.7 3.0 7.1 2.7
Exposure to harmful substances 3.3 -- -- -- 4.8 2.1 -- 2.3 8.2 3.8
Transportation accidents 5.1 3.5 -- 4.8 2.7 8.2 15.0 2.5 1.3 4.9
Fires and explosions 0.2 -- -- 1.9 -- -- -- -- -- --
Assaults and violent acts by person 1.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.5 -- 3.1

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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