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Cause of Injury - 1998 Claims

Miscellaneous strains (5,076) and Lifting (7,574) were among the most frequent causes. Striking against or stepping on (not otherwise classified) only made up around 1,089 claims, but had an average cost per claim around $9.5K. Hand tool or machine use injuries only consisted of 632 claims, but the average cost per claim was around $10.5K.

CAUSE OF INJURY

1998
CLAIMS

LOST WAGE
COMPENSATION

ACID CHEMICALS

147

868,114

CONTACT WITH HOT OBJECT

179

226,299

TEMPERATURE EXTREMES

34

297,571

FIRE OR FLAME

67

209,024

STEAM OR HOT FLUIDS

209

173,465

DUST, GASES, FUMES OR VAPORS

160

1,123,604

WELDING OPERATIONS

82

166,081

RADIATION

2

807

CONTACT WITH - NOC

126

137,968

MACHINE OR MACHINERY

956

2,336,975

COLD OBJECTS OR SUBSTANCES

3

1,744

OBJECT HANDLED

494

781,687

CAUGHT IN, UNDER OR BETWEEN. NOC.

588

1,010,836

BROKEN GLASS

69

102,122

HAND TOOL, UTENSIL;NOT POWERED

323

327,297

OBJECT BEING LIFTED OR HANDLED

229

143,039

POWERED HAND TOOL, APPLIANCE

345

559,806

CUT, PUNCTURE, SCRAPE, NOC.

598

776,099

COLLAPSING MATERIALS (SLIDES OF EARTH)

8

16,106

FROM DIFFERENT LEVEL

1,130

5,162,372

FROM LADDER OR SCAFFOLDING

663

2,990,749

FROM LIQUID OR GREASE SPILLS

785

1,866,135

INTO OPENING

50

55,349

ON SAME LEVEL

1,886

17,591,656

SLIPPED, DID NOT FALL

726

2,029,443

FALL, SLIP OR TRIP NOC.

1,796

4,196,089

ON ICE OR SNOW

449

738,824

ON STAIRS

267

228,916

CRASH OF WATER VEHICLE

1

674

CRASH OF RAIL VEHICLE

4

63,214

COLLISION WITH ANOTHER VEHICLE

459

1,347,279

COLLISION WITH A FIXED OBJECT

29

65,134

CRASH OF AIRPLANE

1

12,500

VEHICLE UPSET

143

438,475

MOTOR VEHICLE NOC.

528

9,233,032

CONTINUAL NOISE

87

350,308

TWISTING

453

451,618

JUMPING

264

851,054

HOLDING OR CARRYING

2,129

4,770,586

LIFTING

7,574

15,351,557

PUSHING OR PULLING

2,351

5,294,431

REACHING

767

1,584,501

USING TOOL OR MACHINE

828

1,807,486

STRAIN OR INJURY BY, NOC

5,076

27,739,352

WIELDING OR THROWING

73

84,302

MOVING PARTS OF MACHINE

96

204,417

OBJECT BEING LIFTED OR HANDLED

793

6,588,884

SANDING, SCRAPING, CLEANING OPERATIONS

20

55,584

STATIONARY OBJECT

739

1,372,974

STEPPING ON SHARP OBJECT

60

221,311

STRIKING AGAINST OR STEPPING ON, NOC.

1,089

12,790,485

PERSON - FELLOW WORKER/PATIENT (NOT IN ACT OF A CRIME)

280

172,828

FALLING OR FLYING OBJECT

1,293

2,704,872

HAND TOOL OR MACHINE IN USE

632

6,655,365

MOTOR VEHICLE

193

611,973

MOVING PARTS OF MACHINE

114

1,558,107

OBJECT BEING LIFTED OR HANDLED

644

1,079,832

OBJECT HANDLED BY OTHERS

116

229,600

STRUCK OR INJURED BY, NOC.

410

792,015

ABSORPTION, INGESTION, INHALATION (NOC)

78

37,066

ELECTRICAL CURRENT

35

79,135

ANIMAL OR INSECT

92

182,539

EXPLOSION OR FLARE BACK

24

38,138

FOREIGN BODY IN EYE

116

54,636

PERSON IN THE ACT OF A CRIME (ROBBERY/CRIMINAL OR SEXUAL ASSAULT)

195

444,053

OTHER THAN PHYSICAL CAUSE OF INJURY

27

26,922

REPETITIVE MOTION

61

88,150

RUBBED OR ABRADED. NOC.

15

25,433

REPETITIVE MOTION

2,258

7,418,898

CUMULATIVE (ALL OTHER)

1,284

5,778,170

OTHER

4,245

16,179,321

TOTAL

48,047

$178,954,388

Updated February 06, 2012
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