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Table 4. Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work(1) by selected injury or illness characteristics and industry division, 1999 - Connecticut state government
 

Characteristic State 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 Administra- tion
                       
Total 1,948 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 767
                       
Nature of injury, illness:                      
Sprains, strains 1,115 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 391
Bruises, contusions 290 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 113
Cuts, lacerations 56 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 53
Fractures 49 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 13
Heat burns 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Carpal tunnel syndrome 40 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29
Tendonitis 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Chemical burns -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Amputations -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Multiple injuries 53 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 24
                       
Part of body affected:                      
Head 116 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 39
Eye 54 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 12
Neck 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 43
Trunk 636 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 209
Shoulder 130 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 32
Back 409 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 146
Upper extremities 291 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 142
Wrist 73 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 55
Hand, except finger 90 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 40
Finger 54 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 32
Lower extremities 426 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 205
Knee 172 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 93
Foot, except toe 63 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 40
Toe 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Body systems 26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 17
Multiple parts 347 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 111
                       
See footnotes at end of table.                      
Table 4 - Continued                      
                       

Connecticut--state government

                       
Characteristic State 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 Administra- tion
                       
                       
Source of injury, illness:                      
Chemicals and chemical products 29 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 14
Containers 64 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 16
Furniture and fixtures 51 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 18
Machinery 30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 16
Parts and materials 39 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 16
Worker motion or position 179 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6
Floors, walkways, ground surfaces 299 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 167
Tools, instruments, and equipment 54 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 28
Vehicles 132 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 83
Health care patient 662 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
                       
Event or exposure:                      
Contact with objects and equipment 238 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 114
Struck by object 156 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 68
Struck against object 61 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 30
Caught in equipment or object 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 13
Fall to lower level 64 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 37
Fall to same level 254 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 143
Slips, trips, loss of balance--without fall 44 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 23
Overexertion 382 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 80
Overexertion in lifting 303 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 56
Repetitive motion 47 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 31
Exposure to harmful substances 59 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 31
Transportation accidents 90 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 72
Fires and explosions -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Assaults and violent acts by person 670 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 178

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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