In 2013, more than 71,000 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported among North Carolina private industry employers — a decline from 2012. This resulted in an incidence rate of 2.7 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers, according to the Southeast regional office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
. Of the 41 states (and the District of Columbia) surveyed, North Carolina was among 12 states that had an incidence rate lower than the national rate of 3.3.
Of the 71,500 private industry injury and illness cases reported in North Carolina, 36,700 were of a more severe nature, involving days away from work, job transfer, or restriction. Fifty-four percent of these cases in North Carolina were incidents that resulted in at least one day away from work, compared with 58 percent nationally.
In North Carolina, two supersectors accounted for 49 percent of the occupational injuries and illnesses: Trade, Transportation, and Utilities; and Education and Health Services. Trade, Transportation, and Utilities recorded a decline in the incidence rate over the year.
For more information on North Carolina occupations, see Hot Jobs publications
on LEAD’s website, or read about what different North Carolina occupations pay
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