Academic journal article Monthly Labor Review

Injury and Illness Data

Academic journal article Monthly Labor Review

Injury and Illness Data

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54. Occupational injury and illness
rates by industry, (1) United States

                                                 Incidence rates
                                                   per 100 full-
                                                 time workers (3)

         Industry and type of case             1989 (1)     1990

             PRIVATE SECTOR (5)
  Total cases                                      8.6        8.8
  Lost workday cases                               4.0        4.1
  Lost workdays                                   78.7       84.0

   Agriculture, forestry, and fishing (5)
  Total cases                                     10.9       11.6
  Lost workday cases                               5.7        5.9
  Lost workdays                                  100.9      112.2

                   Mining
  Total cases                                      8.5        8.3
  Lost workday cases                               4.8        5.0
  Lost workdays                                  137.2      119.5

                Construction
  Total cases                                     14.3       14.2
  Lost workday cases                               6.8        6.7
  Lost workdays                                  143.3      147.9

       General building contractors:
  Total cases                                     13.9       13.4
  Lost workday cases                               6.5        6.4
  Lost workdays                                  137.3      137.6

    Heavy construction, except building:
  Total cases                                     13.8       13.8
  Lost workday cases                               6.5        6.3
  Lost workdays                                  147.1      144.6

        Special trades contractors:
  Total cases                                     14.6       14.7
  Lost workday cases                               6.9        6.9
  Lost workdays                                  144.9      153.1

               Manufacturing

  Total cases                                     13.1       13.2
  Lost workday cases                               5.8        5.8
  Lost workdays                                  113.0      120.7
Durable goods:
  Total cases                                     14.1       14.2
  Lost workday cases                               6.0        6.0
  Lost workdays                                  116.5      123.3
  Lumber and wood products:
    Total cases                                   18.4       18.1
    Lost workday cases                             9.4        8.8
    Lost workdays                                177.5      172.5
  Furniture and fixtures:
    Total cases                                   16.1       16.9
    Lost workday cases                             7.2        7.8
    Lost workdays                                   --         --
  Stone, clay, and glass products:
    Total cases                                   15.5       15.4
    Lost workday cases                             7.4        7.3
    Lost workdays                                149.8      160.5
  Primary metal industries:
    Total cases                                   18.7       19.0
    Lost workday cases                             8.1        8.1
    Lost workdays                                168.3      180.2
  Fabricated metal products:
    Total cases                                   18.5       18.7
    Lost workday cases                             7.9        7.9
    Lost workdays                                147.6      155.7
  Industrial machinery and equipment:
    Total cases                                   12.1       12.0
    Lost workday cases                             4.8        4.7
    Lost workdays                                 86.8       88.9
  Electronic and other electrical equipment:
    Total cases                                    9.1        9.1
    Lost workday cases                             3. … 
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