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2015 Case & Demographics

2015 Case & Demographics

Private industry

Private Industry

  • There were 12,900 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2015.  The incidence rate was 68.6 (per 10,000 full-time workers).
  • There were seven median days away from work in private industry in 2015. 

Goods-producing industries

  • Goods-producing sectors had 3,400 (26.4%) of the injuries and illnesses with days away from work in private industry in 2015.  The incidence rate for the total goods-producing sectors was 92.2.
  • Private industry goods-producing sectors had ten median days away from work in 2015. 
  • The manufacturing major industry sector had 2,200 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in 2015.  The incidence rate was 86.2.
  • The construction major industry sector had 14 median days away from work in 2015.  The incidence rate for construction was 105.9. 

Service-providing industries

  • Service-providing sectors had 9,500 (73.6%) of the injuries and illnesses with days away from work in private industry in 2015.  The incidence rate for the total service-providing sectors was 62.9.
  • Private industry service-providing sectors had seven median days away from work in 2015. 
  • The trade, transportation, and utilities major industry sector had 4,380 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in 2015.  The incidence rate was 98.7. 
  • The other services except public administration sector had 15 median days away from work in 2015.  The incidence rate was 48.0. 

Gender and Ethnicity

  • Male workers accounted for 64.0% of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.  Female workers accounted for 35.9% of the injuries and illnesses.
  • Male workers had eight median days away from work; female workers had five median days. 
  • White only was the race or ethnic origin accounting for 49.1% of the injuries and illnesses.  The race or ethnic origin was not reported in 39.8% of the cases.
  • American Indian or Alaska Native workers had 20 median days away from work.

Age of Worker

  • Workers aged 45 to 54 accounted for 24.6% of the injuries and illnesses.  Workers who were 35 to 44 years old accounted for 23.6%. 
  • Workers aged 35 to 44 years had 11 median days away from work. 

Years on the Job

  • Workers with 1 to 5 years of service accounted for 32.4%.  Workers with more than 5 years of service with the employer accounted for 31.3% of the injuries and illnesses. 
  • Workers with five or more years of service had eight median days away from work.

Occupation

  • The major occupational group with the most nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work was transportation and material moving occupations with 2,740 (21.2% of the private industry total).  This number was statistically significantly less than the number of cases in 2014.  Production occupations had 1,820 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in 2015.  This was statistically significantly less than 2014.
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations had 37 median days away from work in 2015.  Computer and mathematical occupations had 34 median days away from work.
  • The worker occupation with the most injuries and illnesses was heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers with 1,030 (8.0% of the total).  This number of cases was statistically significantly less than in 2014.
  • Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand had 920 injuries and illnesses with days away from work in 2015.  This number was statistically significantly decreased from 2014. 
  • Construction laborers had 48 median days away from work.  Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses had 39 median days away from work.

Event Characteristics

  • Sprains, strains, tears was the nature of injury, illness accounting for 35.7% of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.
  • Upper extremities was the part of body accounting for the most injuries and illnesses (38.8%).
  • Floors, walkways, ground surfaces was the source of injury, illness accounting for 17.5% of the injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.
  • Overexertion and bodily reaction was the event or exposure accounting for the most injuries and illnesses (33.6%).
  • The time of event category, 8:01 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., accounted for 32.1% of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in private industry in 2015.
  • The hours on the job before event occurred category, 2- 4 hours, had 22.2% of the injuries and illnesses.
  • Monday was the day of the week accounting for 18.8% of the injuries and illnesses; Wednesday was the day of the week accounting for 18.5% of the injuries and illnesses

State Government

Goods- Producing Industries

  • There were 50 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri state government goods-producing industries in 2015.  The incidence rate was 107.3.
  • There were 50 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in the Missouri state government construction major industry sector in 2015.  The incidence rate was 107.3.
  • There were seven median days away from work in state government goods-producing industries and also in state government construction in 2015. 

Gender

  • Male workers accounted for 100.0% of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.

Occupation

  • The major occupational group with the most nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work was construction and extraction occupations with 50 (100% of the state government goods-producing total).

Event Characteristics

  • Sprains, strains, tears was the nature of injury, illness in 40.0% of the cases for total goods-producing sectors and construction.
  • Lower extremities was the part of body accounting for 40.0% of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work for total goods-producing sectors as well as construction.
  • Falls, slips, trips was the event or exposure in 40.0% of the cases for total goods-producing sectors and construction.
  • The time of event category, 8:01 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., accounted for 40.0% of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in the total goods-producing sectors as well as construction.

Local government

Local government

  • There were 1,780 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri local government in 2015.  The incidence rate was 79.7.
  • There were seven median days away from work in local government in 2015, down from 20 in 2014. 

Service-Providing Industries

  • There were 1,740 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri local government service-providing sectors in 2015.  The incidence rate was 79.7.
  • There were 790 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in the education and health services major industry sector in 2015.  The incidence rate was 56.5. There were 510 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in the public administration major industry sector in 2015.  The incidence rate was 102.8.
  • There were seven median days away from work in local government service-providing industries, down from 20 in 2014.
  • The incidence rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in the trade, transportation, and utilities major industry sector was 234.6 in 2015.  There were 310 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.
  • There were ten median days away from work in local government trade, transportation, and utilities major industry sector in 2015.

Gender and Ethnicity

  • Male workers accounted for 55.6% of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in local government.  Female workers accounted for 44.4% of the injuries and illnesses.
  • White only was the race or ethnic origin accounting for 62.9% of the injuries and illnesses in local government.  The race or ethnic origin was not reported in 36.5% of the cases.
  • Male workers had seven median days away from work; female workers had 11 median days.
  • White workers had seven median days away from work. 

Age of Worker

  • Workers aged 35 to 44 accounted for 32.0% of the injuries and illnesses.  Workers aged 55 to 64 accounted for 22.5%.
  • Workers aged 20 to 24 years had 27 median days away from work.  Workers aged 45 to 54 years had 20 median days away from work.

Years on the Job

  • Workers with more than 5 years of service accounted for 51.1%.  Workers with 1 to 5 years of service with the employer accounted for 34.3% of the injuries and illnesses.
  • Workers with 1 to 5 years of service had 22 median days away from work. 

Occupation

  • The major occupational group with the most nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work was transportation and material moving occupations with 330 (18.5% of the local government total).  Protective service occupations had 210 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.  This was statistically significantly decreased from 690 in 2014.
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations had 60 median days away from work.
  • The worker occupation with the most injuries and illnesses was personal care aides with 190 (10.7% of the total).
  • Emergency medical technicians and paramedics had 57 median days away from work. 

Event Characteristics

  • Sprains, strains, tears was the nature of injury, illness accounting for 27.0% of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.
  • Lower extremities was the part of body accounting for the most injuries and illnesses (25.3%). Upper extremities was the part of body accounting for the 24.7% of the injuries and illnesses.
  • Person, injured or ill worker, was the source of injury, illness accounting for 29.8% of the injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.
  • Overexertion and bodily reaction was the event or exposure accounting for the most injuries and illnesses (38.8%).
  • The time of event category, 8:01 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., accounted for 42.1% of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in local government in 2015. 
  • The hours on the job before event occurred category, 2-4 hours, had 28.1% of the injuries and illnesses. 
  • Friday was the day of the week accounting for 29.2% of the injuries and illnesses.