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Table 6. Incidence rates1 for nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work (2) per Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Project Management Office,000 full-time workers for selected characteristics and industry division, 2000

Connecticut - private industry
 
Characteristic Private industry 3 Goods producing Service producing
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 3 Mining 4 Construction Manufactur- ing Transpor- tation and public utilities 4 Wholesale trade Retail trade Finance, insurance, and real estate Services
                     
Total [25,607 cases] 206.5 336.4 3.4 405.3 204.8 400.8 251.2 207.3 54.3 180.4
                     
Nature of injury, illness:                    
Sprains, strains 89.9 95.4 126.5 174.6 69.6 196.5 116.7 79.6 12.9 96.4
Bruises, contusions 21.8 38.3 -- 24.7 16.7 43.9 30.4 26.8 3.9 21.9
Cuts, lacerations 12.6 45.9 -- 17.3 18.9 11.5 -- 23.6 -- 6.1
Fractures 13.1 40.7 -- 39.2 11.0 14.5 34.1 13.1 2.3 8.8
Heat burns 5.1 -- -- 5.6 4.2 28.8 -- 11.1 -- 1.1
Carpal tunnel syndrome 5.0 -- -- -- .0 -- -- -- 6.6 4.7
Tendonitis 2.6 -- -- 3.0 4.7 -- -- -- 2.3 1.8
Chemical burns -- -- -- -- 1.7 2.6 -- -- -- --
Amputations 1.3 -- -- 4.8 2.6 -- -- -- 2.9 --
Multiple injuries 4.9 -- -- 15.4 4.1 7.0 -- 3.8 3.8 4.3
                     
Part of body affected:                    
Head 12.1 30.2 -- 34.9 12.5 20.8 -- 14.2 4.6 8.6
Eye 5.1 13.0 -- 21.2 8.2 6.8 -- 3.7 -- 2.9
Neck 4.0 -- -- 2.9 6.4 12.1 -- 3.7 -- 3.1
Trunk 80.6 86.9 115.0 142.9 68.8 164.0 91.8 63.8 18.9 90.2
Shoulder 9.8 -- -- 15.9 .3 19.3 18.1 7.9 4.5 7.8
Back 56.6 61.1 69.0 4.8 42.2 113.6 56.9 46.2 .8 68.1
Upper extremities 46.5 6.5 57.5 82.3 72.2 60.5 36.3 47.5 17.6 31.3
Wrist .7 9.0 -- 7.5 15.7 8.6 15.9 8.3 8.2 9.4
Hand, except finger 9.0 29.4 -- 23.0 13.2 26.3 -- 9.0 2.5 3.8
Finger 14.6 41.5 -- 22.4 26.4 8.0 -- 21.9 3.3 7.5
Lower extremities 43.1 72.7 69.0 95.3 31.7 95.1 95.1 50.7 7.2 30.5
Knee 15.0 48.3 -- 29.8 .1 32.4 17.4 20.0 2.6 12.9
Foot, except toe 5.3 -- -- 19.8 5.7 5.5 26.5 -- -- 2.0
Toe 2.4 -- -- 4.3 1.7 7.2 -- 5.1 -- 1.2
Body systems 2.9 8.3 -- 5.2 2.6 -- -- -- 1.1 4.2
Multiple parts 15.6 31.8 -- 40.2 9.6 35.7 14.4 23.5 4.7 11.8
                     

Table continued:
 
Characteristic Private industry 3 Goods producing Service producing
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 3 Mining 4 Construction Manufactur- ing Transpor- tation and public utilities 4 Wholesale trade Retail trade Finance, insurance, and real estate Services
                     
Source of injury, illness:                    
Chemicals and chemical products 3.6 -- -- 2.7 6.0 -- -- -- -- 4.5
Containers 37.0 27.3 -- 24.3 35.0 98.9 58.0 49.5 6.1 29.6
Furniture and fixtures 6.5 -- -- 7.3 6.2 2.0 -- 8.9 2.9 8.5
Machinery 14.3 38.1 -- 31.6 28.2 .7 -- 16.1 3.6 6.2
Parts and materials 15.2 -- -- 91.0 24.7 16.5 12.2 11.9 -- 4.9
Worker motion or position 23.4 33.2 -- 34.4 36.8 28.9 29.8 17.3 11.2 17.8
Floors, walkways, ground surfaces 45.1 87.2 -- 113.5 28.0 88.1 77.6 52.9 12.1 37.6
Tools, instruments, and equipment .5 23.3 -- 38.4 13.3 11.9 -- 13.2 4.2 5.8
Vehicles 16.9 16.2 -- 21.1 8.5 68.2 38.0 14.0 3.8 14.4
Health care patient 12.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 36.3
                     
Event or exposure:                    
Contact with objects and equipment 45.4 121.6 3.5 8.5 65.0 73.8 45.3 56.1 .0 22.4
Struck by object 22.7 56.2 69.0 55.1 27.3 47.1 19.7 30.3 4.8 12.3
Struck against object 9.9 53.1 -- 12.1 .3 18.0 19.5 11.7 1.4 6.3
Caught in equipment or object 9.8 -- -- 23.9 21.3 4.5 -- 12.6 3.1 3.6
Fall to lower level 16.7 60.3 -- 81.0 7.6 36.6 31.1 14.5 3.0 .8
Fall to same level 30.8 28.5 -- 35.7 22.0 56.7 51.1 41.4 9.8 28.8
Slips, trips, loss of balance--without fall 2.1 -- -- 7.1 1.4 6.5 -- 3.0 -- --
Overexertion 62.3 48.1 3.5 7.9 53.6 113.0 70.0 52.0 14.8 71.4
Overexertion in lifting 33.0 33.0 57.5 53.7 28.9 77.0 38.4 37.3 9.2 29.4
Repetitive motion .5 -- -- 11.4 24.9 4.7 -- 5.4 .2 6.2
Exposure to harmful substances .3 13.6 -- 9.6 9.4 43.9 -- 12.8 1.3 8.6
Transportation accidents 9.6 8.3 -- 20.3 4.2 30.7 11.9 8.0 3.4 .1
Fires and explosions -- -- -- 2.4 1.8 -- -- -- -- --
Assaults and violent acts by person 3.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9.4

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 Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Project Management Office,000 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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