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Table 6. Incidence rates for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work per full-time workers for selected characteristics and industry - Connecticut - private industry

 
Characteristic Private industry3 Goods producing Service producing
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing3 Mining4 Construction Manufactur- ing Transpor- tation and public utilities4 Wholesale trade Retail trade Finance, insurance, and real estate Services
                     
Total [27,151 cases] 221.2 280.7 228.7 402.4 209.5 387.5 281.7 220.8 54.6 214.1
                     
Nature of injury, illness:                    
Sprains, strains 1.9 119.6 120.4 155.5 84.8 239.7 154.5 2.1 29.8 120.6
Bruises, contusions 22.9 51.8 -- 52.2 19.0 40.0 26.4 20.9 9.1 22.2
Cuts, lacerations 17.3 56.2 -- 24.6 17.0 9.5 28.3 38.2 -- 9.7
Fractures 13.0 -- -- 52.0 13.0 21.3 30.6 8.2 2.2 8.6
Heat burns 1.9 -- -- 3.3 1.7 2.3 -- 4.1 -- 1.4
Carpal tunnel syndrome 3.9 -- -- 2.7 9.0 4.5 -- -- 1.5 2.6
Tendonitis 2.9 -- -- -- 6.1 -- -- 3.4 1.2 2.3
Chemical burns 1.6 -- -- -- 3.1 -- -- -- -- 1.5
Amputations -- -- -- -- 2.4 -- -- -- -- --
Multiple injuries 3.6 -- -- 9.4 2.6 5.8 -- -- -- 5.0
                     
Part of body affected:                    
Head 14.9 9.5 -- 50.7 16.9 19.8 14.3 14.9 4.5 11.5
Eye 7.3 -- -- 25.1 11.7 2.5 -- 8.5 2.7 3.6
Neck 5.6 -- -- -- 3.5 9.5 -- -- -- 9.6
Trunk 88.3 114.5 96.3 118.6 75.4 159.8 131.7 87.9 18.4 93.1
Shoulder 14.1 .6 -- 21.3 13.2 21.7 11.5 17.9 -- 14.7
Back 61.6 91.2 -- 82.3 49.4 120.5 97.2 56.4 13.0 66.5
Upper extremities 48.7 76.4 72.2 94.6 67.2 60.7 58.5 58.6 .2 32.6
Wrist .4 -- -- 15.5 14.6 8.1 -- .3 4.9 9.4
Hand, except finger .2 -- -- 15.7 .5 11.3 21.1 19.9 -- 5.6
Finger 19.5 60.3 -- 56.6 29.8 20.9 22.2 23.2 -- 9.2
Lower extremities 42.5 57.0 -- 91.7 32.3 90.3 57.2 38.0 11.6 42.9
Knee 15.2 -- -- 39.7 .5 29.8 29.6 12.0 3.7 15.2
Foot, except toe 5.9 -- -- 24.7 4.6 5.4 -- 4.8 1.3 5.9
Toe 2.1 -- -- 3.0 1.9 7.2 -- -- -- 1.0
Body systems 2.0 -- -- -- 2.4 8.8 -- -- 1.3 1.7
Multiple parts 18.3 -- -- 40.4 .8 37.4 14.1 16.2 7.4 21.7
                     
See footnotes at end of table.                    
Table 6   Continued                    

Connecticut--private industry

                     
Characteristic Private industry3 Goods producing Service producing
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing3 Mining4 Construction Manufacturing Transpor- tation and public utilities4 Wholesale trade Retail trade Finance, insurance, and real estate Services
                     
                     
Source of injury, illness:                    
Chemicals and chemical products 3.7 -- -- -- 7.8 -- -- -- 2.8 3.7
Containers 36.6 31.3 -- 24.5 35.5 5.4 82.3 49.7 12.1 19.8
Furniture and fixtures 8.0 -- -- 11.3 5.8 -- -- 16.2 3.5 8.0
Machinery 17.7 -- -- 37.6 27.7 16.1 24.9 24.4 6.7 7.8
Parts and materials 17.3 40.0 -- 88.5 33.2 26.0 12.8 8.9 1.1 4.8
Worker motion or position 28.0 -- -- 35.1 38.0 46.5 31.0 17.3 7.1 28.8
Floors, walkways, ground surfaces 43.1 -- -- 75.8 23.6 75.0 49.1 49.3 13.4 51.7
Tools, instruments, and equipment 13.2 68.6 -- 62.2 11.8 9.3 -- 16.2 -- 9.8
Vehicles 15.9 -- -- 13.3 8.6 56.2 48.4 12.5 -- 14.6
Health care patient 17.0 -- -- -- -- 11.4 -- -- -- 48.7
                     
Event or exposure:                    
Contact with objects and equipment 51.5 115.3 -- 138.0 64.3 80.4 58.2 65.7 14.6 27.4
Struck by object 24.7 85.3 -- 66.1 23.4 51.2 22.3 31.3 8.3 15.4
Struck against object .7 -- -- 32.4 .6 16.1 -- 12.0 6.3 8.2
Caught in equipment or object 12.0 -- -- 16.0 22.5 9.8 22.5 18.6 -- 3.3
Fall to lower level 15.4 .1 -- 39.1 7.9 36.6 15.4 19.2 5.6 14.7
Fall to same level 31.1 -- -- 38.9 18.2 48.7 34.7 35.6 7.4 40.4
Slips, trips, loss of balance--without fall 4.9 -- -- 17.7 3.6 17.9 -- -- -- 4.8
Overexertion 68.4 94.5 120.4 99.0 61.6 121.4 91.3 61.9 14.4 74.2
Overexertion in lifting 50.1 81.2 -- 71.3 43.9 84.8 74.9 43.2 13.7 54.4
Repetitive motion .2 -- -- -- 23.3 .5 13.3 6.6 3.9 5.8
Exposure to harmful substances 7.4 -- -- -- .0 8.2 -- 5.2 4.5 8.2
Transportation accidents 11.3 9.9 -- 19.5 5.6 31.8 42.3 5.6 -- .5
Fires and explosions -- -- -- 7.8 -- -- -- -- -- --
Assaults and violent acts by person 3.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.3 -- 6.6

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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