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Table 5. Percent distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work1 by selected injury or illness characteristics and industry division, 2000

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 [2,217 cases] 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 --
                       
Nature of injury, illness:                      
Sprains, strains 58.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 60.8 --
Bruises, contusions 8.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.8 --
Cuts, lacerations 1.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Fractures 1.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.3 --
Heat burns -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Carpal tunnel syndrome 3.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.5 --
Tendonitis -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Chemical burns -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Amputations -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Multiple injuries 3.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.3 --
                       
Part of body affected:                      
Head 2.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Eye -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Neck 2.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Trunk 40.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 44.5 --
Shoulder 3.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.4 --
Back 29.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 34.5 --
Upper extremities 20.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 25.4 --
Wrist 8.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- .3 --
Hand, except finger 3.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.4 --
Finger 3.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Lower extremities 17.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- .2 --
Knee 7.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.7 --
Foot, except toe 1.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0.9 --
Toe 0.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Body systems 1.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.1 --
Multiple parts 16.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 14.9 --

Table 5 continued:
 
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 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Containers 4.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.8 --
Furniture and fixtures 3.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.6 --
Machinery -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Parts and materials 1.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.1 --
Worker motion or position .4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8.4 --
Floors, walkways, ground surfaces 16.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 12.5 --
Tools, instruments, and equipment 1.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1.2 --
Vehicles 6.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.9 --
Health care patient 30.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 52.1 --
                       
Event or exposure:                      
Contact with objects and equipment 9.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7.2 --
Struck by object 5.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.5 --
Struck against object 3.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2.4 --
Caught in equipment or object -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Fall to lower level 4.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.5 --
Fall to same level 13.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9.6 --
Slips, trips, loss of balance--without fall -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Overexertion 22.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29.2 --
Overexertion in lifting 13.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 16.5 --
Repetitive motion 4.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.3 --
Exposure to harmful substances 3.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.0 --
Transportation accidents 6.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.2 --
Fires and explosions -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Assaults and violent acts by person 29.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 33.3 --

 

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.

2000 Tables Index

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