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July 22, 2013
Which states rank highest in workplace injuries?

A recent report by the insurance carrier Allsup finds that injury rates vary considerably by state, even for workers in the same industries. Keep reading to find out how your state stacks up.

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According to the report, Allsup Study of Workplace Injuries, the states with the highest rate of injuries that involve days of job transfer or restriction are:

  • Maine (1.4 cases per 100 workers)
  • Indiana (1.1)
  • California (1.0)
  • Connecticut, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Wisconsin (0.9)
  • Alabama, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington (0.8)

Those states all have rates that are higher than the national average of 0.7 cases per 100 workers. The findings were based on states that provide data to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Industry groups with highest rates of injury

Allsup crunched the numbers to identify the industry groups with the highest serious injury rates nationwide. Here’s what they found (from highest to lowest):

  • Amusement parks and arcades;
  • Animal slaughtering and processing;
  • Beverage manufacturing and foundries (tied);
  • Nursing care facilities;
  • Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers;
  • Motor vehicle body and trailer manufacturing; and
  • Hog and pig farming, motor-vehicle manufacturing, community care facilities for the elderly, and poultry and egg production (tied).

Allsup says more than a million U.S. workers each year experience an injury that causes them to miss a day or more of work.

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