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Distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected sources of injury and illness, Private industry and Mining sector (21)* , 2007

 Distribution of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by selected sources of injury and illness, Private industry and Mining sector (21)*

An estimated 9,920 nonfatal injury and illness cases involving days away from work were reported in 2007 by employers from Mining sector (21). The source of injury or illness identifies the object, substance, bodily motion, or exposure which directly produced or inflicted the previously identified injury or illness. Parts and Materials was the most common source directly producing disability as measured by days away from work cases, accounting for an estimated 1,680 or 16.9% of all days away from work cases. Other significant sources directly producing or inflicting injury or illness involving days away from work include Floor and ground surfaces with 1,650 or 16.6% of all days away from work cases, and Machinery with 1,400 or 14.1% of all days away from work cases. These percentages may be contrasted with Private industry, wherein Floor and ground surfaces accounting for an estimated 19.9% of all days away from work cases; Person (injured or ill worker) with 14.7% of all days away from work cases; and Containers with 11.8% of all days away from work cases. (Source: BLS[2008].)

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