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Claims Closed in 1999 - Cause of Injury

Lifting (n=8,685) and Miscellaneous strains (6,459) were among the most frequent causes. Striking against or stepping on (not otherwise classified) only made up around 1,084 claims, but had an average cost per claim around $12.3K. Hand tool or machine use injuries only consisted of 647 claims, but the average cost per claim was around $10.5K. Falls on the same level were around 1,905 in number and had an average cost around $9K per claim.

 CAUSE OF INJURY

1999
CLAIMS

 LOST WAGE
COMPENSATION

ABNORMAL AIR PRESSURE

3

6,296

ABSORPTION, INGESTION, INHALATION (NOC)

146

600,057

ACID CHEMICALS

161

1,283,911

ANIMAL OR INSECT

105

342,194

BROKEN GLASS

106

149,908

CAUGHT IN, UNDER OR BETWEEN. NOC.

784

1,441,696

COLD OBJECTS OR SUBSTANCES

11

12,816

COLLAPSING MATERIALS (SLIDES OF EARTH)

18

41,968

COLLISION WITH A FIXED OBJECT

55

137,928

COLLISION WITH ANOTHER VEHICLE

596

2,078,696

CONTACT WITH - NOC

150

213,073

CONTACT WITH HOT OBJECT

196

275,044

CONTINUAL NOISE

238

1,592,574

CRASH OF AIRPLANE

6

185,275

CRASH OF RAIL VEHICLE

1

92,026

CRASH OF WATER VEHICLE

2

3,943

CUMULATIVE (ALL OTHER)

1,541

7,278,000

CUT, PUNCTURE, SCRAPE, NOC.

678

1,010,836

DUST, GASES, FUMES OR VAPORS

145

1,217,127

ELECTRICAL CURRENT

55

128,777

EXPLOSION OR FLARE BACK

31

140,045

FALL, SLIP OR TRIP NOC.

2,914

7,127,526

FALLING OR FLYING OBJECT

1,535

3,755,310

FIRE OR FLAME

81

306,919

FOREIGN BODY IN EYE

153

85,348

FROM DIFFERENT LEVEL

1,296

6,820,618

FROM LADDER OR SCAFFOLDING

827

4,022,896

FROM LIQUID OR GREASE SPILLS

929

2,409,763

HAND TOOL OR MACHINE IN USE

647

6,815,382

HAND TOOL, UTENSIL;NOT POWERED

443

549,009

HOLDING OR CARRYING

2,357

6,118,276

INTO OPENING

76

279,123

JUMPING

327

1,028,160

LIFTING

8,685

23,282,422

MACHINE OR MACHINERY

1,054

3,440,813

MOTOR VEHICLE

258

810,781

MOTOR VEHICLE NOC.

657

10,829,318

MOVING PARTS OF MACHINE

119

296,289

MOVING PARTS OF MACHINE

130

1,974,878

OBJECT BEING LIFTED OR HANDLED

392

496,361

OBJECT BEING LIFTED OR HANDLED

939

8,220,913

OBJECT BEING LIFTED OR HANDLED

794

1,709,699

OBJECT HANDLED

706

1,254,157

OBJECT HANDLED BY OTHERS

141

358,238

ON ICE OR SNOW

754

1,652,392

ON SAME LEVEL

1,905

18,438,972

ON STAIRS

399

899,099

OTHER THAN PHYSICAL CAUSE OF INJURY

31

115,750

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

449

504,709

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

231

767,281

POWERED HAND TOOL, APPLIANCE

486

743,297

PUSHING OR PULLING

3,009

8,024,310

RADIATION

4

49,508

REACHING

981

2,303,351

REPETITIVE MOTION

129

232,671

REPETITIVE MOTION

2,729

10,001,827

RUBBED OR ABRADED. NOC.

25

47,368

SANDING, SCRAPING, CLEANING OPERATIONS

23

39,052

SLIPPED, DID NOT FALL

777

2,556,418

STATIONARY OBJECT

715

1,808,450

STEAM OR HOT FLUIDS

226

210,358

STEPPING ON SHARP OBJECT

61

79,778

STRAIN OR INJURY BY, NOC

6,459

29,602,751

STRIKING AGAINST OR STEPPING ON, NOC.

1,084

13,421,409

STRUCK OR INJURED BY, NOC.

518

1,717,540

TEMPERATURE EXTREMES

43

184,766

TWISTING

648

1,365,882

USING TOOL OR MACHINE

905

2,939,143

VEHICLE UPSET

202

896,828

WELDING OPERATIONS

89

219,204

WIELDING OR THROWING

98

242,044

OTHER

5,152

23,237,941

TOTAL

58,620

$232,526,488

Updated June 03, 2014
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