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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 - 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 25,607 489 27 2,443 5,357 2,834 2,012 4,183 717 7,546
                     
Nature of injury, illness:                    
Sprains, strains 11,153 139 11 1,052 1,820 1,389 935 1,606 170 4,031
Bruises, contusions 2,709 56 -- 149 437 3 243 541 52 917
Cuts, lacerations 1,567 67 -- 4 495 81 -- 477 11 256
Fractures 1,625 59 -- 237 288 3 273 265 30 366
Heat burns 630 -- -- 34 1 204 -- 224 46
Carpal tunnel syndrome 618 -- -- -- 261 -- -- -- 87 198
Tendonitis 320 -- -- 18 124 -- -- -- 31 77
Chemical burns 86 -- -- -- 44 18 -- -- -- 17
Amputations 163 -- -- 29 68 -- -- -- 38 15
Multiple injuries 604 -- -- 93 7 50 -- 76 51 178
                     
Part of body affected:                    
Head 1,497 44 -- 211 327 147 -- 287 60 361
Eye 633 19 -- 128 214 48 -- 75 9 121
Neck 498 -- -- 18 168 85 -- 75 -- 128
Trunk 002 126 862 1,799 1,159 735 1,287 250 3,774
Shoulder 1,213 -- -- 96 270 137 145 159 59 324
Back 7,015 89 6 632 1,5 804 456 931 142 2,851
Upper extremities 5,763 155 5 496 1,889 428 291 958 232 1,3
Wrist 1,327 13 -- 45 412 61 128 166 9 394
Hand, except finger 1,116 43 -- 139 346 186 -- 181 33 159
Finger 1,8 60 -- 135 690 57 -- 442 44 313
Lower extremities 5,341 6 6 575 828 672 762 1,023 95 1,275
Knee 1,860 70 -- 180 263 229 140 404 34 539
Foot, except toe 651 -- -- 119 149 39 212 -- 8 85
Toe 298 -- -- 26 45 51 -- 2 8 50
Body systems 364 12 -- 32 68 -- -- -- 15 176
Multiple parts 1,938 46 -- 242 250 252 115 474 62 495
                     
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 440 -- -- 17 156 -- -- -- -- 188
Containers 4,585 40 -- 146 914 699 465 998 81 1,240
Furniture and fixtures 807 -- -- 44 162 14 -- 180 39 355
Machinery 1,769 55 -- 191 737 76 -- 324 47 259
Parts and materials 1,888 -- -- 548 645 117 98 239 12 206
Worker motion or position 2,906 48 -- 207 964 205 239 349 148 746
Floors, walkways, ground surfaces 5,590 127 -- 684 733 623 621 1,066 160 1,571
Tools, instruments, and equipment 1,296 34 -- 232 347 84 -- 267 56 243
Vehicles 2,095 24 -- 127 222 482 305 282 50 602
Health care patient 1,546 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1,518
                     
Event or exposure:                    
Contact with objects and equipment 5,627 177 9 654 1,701 522 363 1,132 133 938
Struck by object 2,813 82 6 332 714 333 158 611 64 515
Struck against object 1,224 77 -- 73 271 128 156 235 19 263
Caught in equipment or object 1,221 -- -- 144 557 32 -- 255 41 152
Fall to lower level 2,068 88 -- 489 198 259 249 292 39 451
Fall to same level 3,815 41 -- 215 576 401 409 835 130 1,205
Slips, trips, loss of balance--without fall 257 -- -- 43 36 46 -- 60 -- 19
Overexertion 7,724 70 9 650 1,403 799 561 1,048 195 2,989
Overexertion in lifting 4,091 48 5 324 757 544 307 753 121 1,232
Repetitive motion 1,298 -- -- 68 652 33 -- 9 134 257
Exposure to harmful substances 1,271 20 -- 58 246 311 -- 258 18 360
Transportation accidents 1,184 12 -- 122 9 217 95 161 45 423
Fires and explosions 62 -- -- 14 47 -- -- -- -- --
Assaults and violent acts by person 446 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 393
 

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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