Most disabling U.S. workplace injuries in 2019, by cause

This statistic displays the top 10 causes of the most disabling U.S. workplace injuries in 2019. Falls on same level was the second most disabling cause, responsible for around 19 percent of all workplace injuries in the United States. The direct costs for this type of injury stood at some 10.4 billion U.S. dollars in 2019.

Top 10 causes of most disabling U.S. workplace injuries in 2019

Share of all causes
Overexertion involving outside sources23.7%
Falls on same level18.7%
Struck by object or equipment9.4%
Falls on lower level9%
Other exertions or bodily reactions6.7%
Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle4.9%
Slip or trip without fall3.9%
Caught in/compressed by equipment or objects3.5%
Repetitive motions involving micro-tasks2.9%
Struck against object or equipment2.1%
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2019

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