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By the numbers

January 27, 2011

Injury rate per 100 workers by industry in 2009

Private industry                                  3.6
Health care and social assistance          5.4
 Hospitals                                            7.3
 Nursing and residential care facilities  8.4
Transportation and warehousing  5.2
 Transit and ground passenger transportation  5.0
Construction  4.3
Educational services  2.4

Local government  6.3
Construction  13.0
Public administration  7.9
Transportation and warehousing  7.6
 Transit and ground passenger transportation  7.8
Health care and social assistance  6.9
 Hospitals  7.0
 Nursing and residential care facilities  11.1
Utilities   6.5
Educational services  4.8

State government  4.6
Health care and social assistance  10.3
 Hospitals  11.0
Construction 5.1
Public administration  4.3
Educational services  2.6

Federal government 3.9
U.S. Postal Service 6.8
Department of Homeland Security  6.1
Executive branch  3.2
Department of Labor  1.9
Department of Transportation  1.6
Department of Health and Human Services  1.3
Congress   0.4

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, OSHA