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Minnesota OSHA Compliance -- Serious injuries investigated



Causes of serious injuries investigated by Minnesota OSHA:  federal-fiscal-years 2011 through 2015



Cause of injury
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
Total
Amputation 3 9 5 3 18 38
Burns 0 3 3 3 8 17
Chemical exposure 2 2 3 2 4 13
Contact with object/equipment 14 21 25 12 28 100
Electric shock 2 3 3 1 5 14
Explosion 2 3 3 1 1 10
Fall 5 17 8 13 17 60
Violence 0 0 0 0 1 1
Total 28 58 50 35 82 253
Percent in construction industry 32% 43% 34% 34% 20% 31%
Percent in general industry 68% 57% 66% 66% 80% 69%

Updated March 2016

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