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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, 2000

Connecticut--local government
 
Characteristic Local 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 4,071 -- -- 587 -- 438 -- -- -- 1,151 --
                       
Nature of injury, illness:                      
Sprains, strains 1,939 -- -- 277 -- 288 -- -- -- 505 --
Bruises, contusions 382 -- -- 71 -- 44 -- -- -- 80 --
Cuts, lacerations 88 -- -- -- -- 15 -- -- -- 11 --
Fractures 158 -- -- 18 -- 26 -- -- -- 50 --
Heat burns -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Carpal tunnel syndrome 42 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Tendonitis 13 -- -- -- -- 7 -- -- -- -- --
Chemical burns -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Amputations -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Multiple injuries 62 -- -- 15 -- -- -- -- -- 21 --
                       
Part of body affected:                      
Head 133 -- -- -- -- 20 -- -- -- 30 --
Eye 70 -- -- -- -- 9 -- -- --   --
Neck 91 -- -- 30 -- 17 -- -- -- 6 --
Trunk 1,584 -- -- 257 -- 190 -- -- -- 483 --
Shoulder 254 -- -- 63 -- 23 -- -- -- 64 --
Back 1,043 -- -- 154 -- 136 -- -- -- 346 --
Upper extremities 583 -- -- 118 -- 74 -- -- -- 94 --
Wrist 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 11 --
Hand, except finger 9 -- -- -- -- 14 -- -- -- 22 --
Finger 152 -- -- 33 -- 39 -- -- --   --
Lower extremities 1,041 -- -- 89 -- 6 -- -- -- 409 --
Knee 498 -- -- 38 -- 28 -- -- -- 217 --
Foot, except toe 67 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 16 --
Toe 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Body systems 80 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 25 --
Multiple parts 526 -- -- 71 -- 25 -- -- -- 1 --
                       

Table continued:
 
Characteristic Local 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 18 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Containers 345 -- -- 63 -- 81 -- -- -- 90 --
Furniture and fixtures 94 -- -- 13 -- -- -- -- -- 66 --
Machinery 114 -- -- 48 -- 11 -- -- -- 39 --
Parts and materials 94 -- -- -- -- 17 -- -- -- 8 --
Worker motion or position 653 -- -- 93 -- 52 -- -- -- 202 --
Floors, walkways, ground surfaces 1,240 -- -- 121 -- 93 -- -- -- 499 --
Tools, instruments, and equipment 258 -- -- 63 -- 37 -- -- -- 72 --
Vehicles 498 -- -- 56 -- 7 -- -- -- 12 --
Health care patient 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
                       
Event or exposure:                      
Contact with objects and equipment 541 -- -- 116 -- 78 -- -- -- 143 --
Struck by object 308 -- -- 46 -- 40 -- -- -- 4 --
Struck against object 99 -- -- -- -- 15 -- -- -- 17 --
Caught in equipment or object 57 -- -- -- -- 17 -- -- -- 8 --
Fall to lower level 423 -- -- 63 -- 36 -- -- -- 113 --
Fall to same level 840 -- -- 56 -- 64 -- -- -- 393 --
Slips, trips, loss of balance--without fall 95 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 13 --
Overexertion 792 -- -- 196 -- 144 -- -- -- 203 --
Overexertion in lifting 452 -- -- 116 -- 7 -- -- -- 120 --
Repetitive motion 98 -- -- 35 -- -- -- -- -- 39 --
Exposure to harmful substances 66 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 35 --
Transportation accidents 394 -- -- 46 -- 57 -- -- -- 24 --
Fires and explosions 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Assaults and violent acts by person 193 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 27 --
                       

 

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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