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Table 6. Incidence rates(1) 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

Connecticut state government
 
Characteristic State government3 Goods producing Service producing
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 3 Mining 4 Construc- tion Manufactur- ing Transpor- tation and public utilities 4 Wholesale trade Retail trade Finance, insurance, and real estate Services Public Administra- tion
                       
Total [2,217 cases] 389.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 414.0 --
                       
Nature of injury, illness:                      
Sprains, strains 229.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 251.9 --
Bruises, contusions 34.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 24.0 --
Cuts, lacerations 6.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Fractures 7.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.5 --
Heat burns -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Carpal tunnel syndrome 12.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 14.4 --
Tendonitis -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Chemical burns -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Amputations -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Multiple injuries 12.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9.5 --
                       
Part of body affected:                      
Head 8.2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Eye -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Neck 8.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Trunk 157.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 184.1 --
Shoulder 14.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- .0 --
Back 113.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 142.8 --
Upper extremities 80.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.1 --
Wrist 31.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 42.7 --
Hand, except finger 12.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 18.2 --
Finger 12.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Lower extremities 66.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 42.1 --
Knee 30.9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 19.6 --
Foot, except toe 6.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3.8 --
Toe 3.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Body systems 4.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.4 --
Multiple parts 63.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 61.8 --
                       
See footnotes at end of table.                      

Table continued:
 
Characteristic State government3 Goods producing Service producing
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 3 Mining 4 Construc- tion Manufactur- ing Transpor- tation and public utilities 4 Wholesale trade Retail trade Finance, insurance, and real estate Services Public Administra- tion
                       
                       
Source of injury, illness:                      
Chemicals and chemical products -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Containers 19.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 19.9 --
Furniture and fixtures 13.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- .6 --
Machinery -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Parts and materials 5.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4.7 --
Worker motion or position 40.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 34.9 --
Floors, walkways, ground surfaces 66.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 51.9 --
Tools, instruments, and equipment 7.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5.0 --
Vehicles 26.8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 24.5 --
Health care patient 119.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 215.9 --
                       
Event or exposure:                      
Contact with objects and equipment 38.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 29.8 --
Struck by object 23.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 18.5 --
Struck against object 13.5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9.9 --
Caught in equipment or object -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Fall to lower level 15.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 14.5 --
Fall to same level 52.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 39.9 --
Slips, trips, loss of balance--without fall -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Overexertion 87.6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 121.1 --
Overexertion in lifting 51.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 68.1 --
Repetitive motion 16.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 18.0 --
Exposure to harmful substances 13.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 12.5 --
Transportation accidents 24.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 21.7 --
Fires and explosions -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Assaults and violent acts by person 116.7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 137.9 --
                       

Footnotes:

1 Incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 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 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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