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Minnesota OSHA Compliance -- Serious injuries investigated



Causes of serious injuries investigated by Minnesota OSHA:  federal-fiscal-years 2012 through 2016



Cause of injury
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
Total
Amputation 9 5 3 18 20 55
Burns 3 3 3 8 12 29
Chemical exposure 2 3 2 4 5 16
Contact with object/equipment 21 25 12 28 48 134
Electric shock 3 3 1 5 5 17
Explosion 3 3 1 1 0 8
Fall 17 8 13 17 23 78
Violence 0 0 0 1 1 2
Total 58 50 35 82 114 339

Percent in construction industry 43% 34% 34% 20% 25% 29%
Percent in general industry 57% 66% 66% 80% 75% 71%
Number in construction industry 25 17 12 16 28 98
Number in general industry 33 33 23 66 86 241

Updated April 2017

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