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The Texas incidence rate of nonfatal injuries and illnesses in private industry decreased to 2.6 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers in 2013, down from 2.7 in 2012. Those figures place Texas’s rate below the national rate of 3.3. The 2013 nonfatal injury and illness data are the latest available from the annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) conducted by the Texas Department of Insurance and the federal government. There were however two notable increases in injury frequencies: in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector, injuries increased by 33 percent; there was also a slight uptick in the construction industry rate of injury.

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