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Injury characteristics of indemnity claimants, injury-years 2012-present

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A. Distribution of indemnity claimants by nature of injury


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Injury
year
Burns
Contusions
Open
wounds
Disloc.
Fractures
Sprains,
strains,
tears
2012 1.7% 7.1% 6.8% 1.2% 7.6% 47.6%
2013 1.8% 8.1% 7.2% 1.3% 8.9% 47.8%


Injury
year
Cumulative
disorders
Traumatic
hernias
Pain
Mult.
traumatic
injuries
Diseases
All other,
unknown
2012 2.5% 1.6% 19.6% 2.2% 0.9% 1.1%
2013 2.1% 1.7% 16.5% 2.3% 0.6% 1.8%

 

B. Distribution of indemnity claimants by part of body injured


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Injury
year
Head/neck
Trunk/
internal/
body
system
Upper
extremities
Lower
extremities
Back
Multiple
parts
All other, unknown
2012 5.7% 6.9% 33.4% 21.1% 21.3% 11.5% 0.0%
2013 5.9% 7.4% 34.3% 22.1% 19.2% 11.1% 0.0%

 

C. Distribution of indemnity claimants by event or exposure


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Injury
year
Violence
Transport.
incidents
Fires,
explosions
Falls, slips, trips
Exposure
Contact
Overexertion,
bodily reacton
Nonclassifiable
2012 3.8% 3.6% 0.2% 24.6% 2.4% 15.0% 43.3% 7.1%
2013 3.7% 3.6% 0.2% 28.3% 2.3% 15.6% 41.0% 5.3%

 

D. Distribution of indemnity claimants by source of injury


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Injury year
Chemicals
Containers,
furniture,
fixtures
Machinery
Parts,
materials
Injured
worker
Structures,
surfaces
2012 0.6% 14.4% 4.6% 8.6% 19.0% 16.8%
2013 0.7% 13.8% 4.4% 9.2% 19.0% 19.9%


Injury year
Tools,
equipment
Vehicles
Other
person
Plants,
animals,
minerals
Other sources
Nonclassifiable
2012 8.1% 7.9% 8.7% 1.8% 2.4% 7.2%
2013 7.7% 7.9% 8.1% 1.8% 2.2% 5.5%

 

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