There were 1.1 million nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in 2017 in which the injured or ill worker took at least one day away from work to recuperate, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers. That was about the same as in 2016. The incidence rate in 2017 was 98.0 cases per 10,000 full-time equivalent workers. The rate in 2016 was 100.4. The median days away from work to recuperate was 9 days in 2017, the same as in 2016.
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