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2011 Case and Demographic Data

2011 Case and Demographic Data

Private Industry

  • There were 14,420 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri private industry in 2011.  The incidence rate was 79.4.
  • Goods-producing sectors had 3,650 (25.3%) of the injuries and illnesses with days away from work in private industry in 2011.  The incidence rate for the total goods-producing sectors was 104.3.
  • The manufacturing major industry sector had 2,350 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in 2011.  The incidence rate was 95.7.
  • Service-providing sectors had 10,760 (74.6%) of the injuries and illnesses with days away from work in private industry in 2011.  The incidence rate for the total service-providing sectors was 73.4.
  • The trade, transportation, and utilities major industry sector had 5,410 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in 2011.  The incidence rate was 123.2.
  • Male workers accounted for 64.2% of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.  Female workers accounted for 35.4% of the injuries and illnesses.
  • Workers aged 45 to 54 accounted for 25.8% of the injuries and illnesses.  Workers aged 35 to 44 accounted for 23.8%.
  • Workers with more than 5 years of service with the employer accounted for 38.8% of the injuries and illnesses.  Workers with 1 to 5 years of service accounted for 35.0%.
  • White only was the race or ethnic origin accounting for 56.8% of the injuries and illnesses.  The race or ethnic origin was not reported in 35.1% of the cases.
  • The major occupational group with the most nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work was transportation and material moving occupations with 3,010 (20.9% of the private industry total).
  • The worker occupation with the most injuries and illnesses was heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers with 1,100 (7.6% of the total).
  • Sprains, strains, tears was the nature of injury, illness accounting for 36.1% 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 (32.7%).
  • Floors, walkways, ground surfaces was the source of injury, illness accounting for 20.9% 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 (34.0%).
  • There were nine median days away from work in private industry in 2011.  Male workers had ten median days away from work; female workers had six median days. 
  • Private industry goods-producing sectors had ten median days away from work.  Service-providing sectors had eight median days away from work.
  • The time of event category, 8:01 A.M. to 12:00 noon, accounted for 27.6% of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in private industry in 2011.
  • The hours on the job before event occurred category, 2- 4 hours, had 20.8% of the injuries and illnesses.
  • Monday and Wednesday were the days of the week accounting for 17.6% of the injuries and illnesses each.

Local Government

  • There were 2,180 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in Missouri local government in 2011.  The incidence rate was 100.3.
  • There were 270 (12.4%) nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in the goods-producing sectors.  The incidence rate was 478.1.
  • Construction had 270 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses with days away from work.  The incidence rate was 478.5.
  • Service-providing sectors had 1,910 (87.6%) of the injuries and illnesses in local government.  The incidence rate was 90.4.
  • Education and health services had 820 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in 2011.  The incidence rate was 60.2.
  • Male workers accounted for 64.7% of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.  Female workers accounted for 35.3% of the injuries and illnesses.
  • Workers aged 45 to 54 accounted for 33.9% of the injuries and illnesses.  Workers aged 25 to 34 accounted for 21.1%.
  • Workers with more than 5 years of service with the employer accounted for 61.5% of the injuries and illnesses.  Workers with 1 to 5 years of service accounted for 30.3%.
  • White only was the race or ethnic origin accounting for 65.1% of the injuries and illnesses.  The race or ethnic origin was not reported in 25.7% of the cases.
  • The major occupational group with the most nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work was protective service occupations with 500 (22.9% of the local government total).
  • The worker occupation with the most injuries and illnesses was police and sheriff’s patrol officers with 250 (11.5% of the total).
  • Sprains, strains, tears was the nature of injury, illness accounting for 37.2% of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.
  • Trunk was the part of body accounting for the most injuries and illnesses (33.5%).
  • Floors, walkways, ground surfaces was the source of injury, illness accounting for 26.6% of the injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.
  • Falls, slips, trips was the event or exposure accounting for the most injuries and illnesses (29.4%).
  • There were eight median days away from work in local government in 2011.  Male workers had nine median days away from work; female workers had seven median days. 
  • Local government goods-producing sectors had nine median days away from work.  Local government service-providing sectors had seven median days away from work.
  • The time of event category, 8:01 A.M. to 12:00 noon, accounted for 40.4% of the nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in local government in 2011.
  • The hours on the job before event occurred category, 2-4 hours, had 25.7% of the injuries and illnesses.
  • Wednesday and Friday were the days of the week accounting for 20.6% of the injuries and illnesses each.