The rate of nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases requiring days away from work to recuperate was 112 cases per 10,000 full-time workers in 2012, down from 117 in 2011. The total number of cases with days away from work decreased 2 percent to 1,153,980 cases.
• 1. Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers due to overexertion or injury from falling object, 63,690 days away for work during 2012, or an average of 10 days per incident
• 2. Nursing assistants due to overexertion and falls, slips and trips, 44,100 days away from work in 2012, or an average of six days per incident.
• 3. Truck drivers due to overexertion, falling objects and slips, 41,840 days away from work in 2012, or an a average of 18 days per incident.
• 4. Janitors due to overexertion and slips and falls, 38,610 days away from work in 2012, or an average of 11 days per incident.
• 5. Police and sheriff's patrol officers due to violent incidents with other people or animals, 32,190 days lost to work in 2012, or an average of eight days per incident.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away From Work, 2012.