Top 10 causes of most disabling U.S. workplace injuries in 2017

Most disabling U.S. workplace injuries in 2017, by cause This statistic displays the top 10 causes of the most disabling U.S. workplace injuries in 2017. Falls on same level was the second most disabling cause, responsible for around 19 percent of all workplace injuries in the United States. The direct costs for this type of injury stood at some 11.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2017.
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Share of all causes
Overexertion involving outside sources23.4%
Falls on same level19.2%
Falls on lower level10%
Struck by object or equipment9.1%
Other exertions or bodily reactions7.2%
Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle5.5%
Slip or trip without fall3.9%
Caught in/compressed by equipment or objects3.6%
Struck against object or equipment3.5%
Repetitive motions involving micro-tasks2.6%
Share of all causes
Overexertion involving outside sources23.4%
Falls on same level19.2%
Falls on lower level10%
Struck by object or equipment9.1%
Other exertions or bodily reactions7.2%
Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle5.5%
Slip or trip without fall3.9%
Caught in/compressed by equipment or objects3.6%
Struck against object or equipment3.5%
Repetitive motions involving micro-tasks2.6%
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This statistic displays the top 10 causes of the most disabling U.S. workplace injuries in 2017. Falls on same level was the second most disabling cause, responsible for around 19 percent of all workplace injuries in the United States. The direct costs for this type of injury stood at some 11.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2017.
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Release date
March 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017

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