The Texas incidence rate of nonfatal injuries and illnesses in private industry decreased to 2.4 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers in 2014, down from 2.6 in 2013, according to the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation. The Texas rate is below the national rate of 3.2. The total number of nonfatal injuries and illnesses also declined 2 percent from 198,800 to 194,642. While injury and illness rates decreased in many industries, increases occurred in the utilities (54 percent), information (27 percent), and educational services (23 percent) sectors. For comparison, Louisiana’s nonfatal injury and illness rate for private industry 2.2 cases per 100 workers in 2013 and has since declined to 2.0 in 2014.
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