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Minnesota OSHA Compliance -- Serious injuries investigated



Causes of serious injuries investigated by Minnesota OSHA:  federal-fiscal-years 2013 through 2017
(Oct. 1, 2012, through Sept. 30, 2017)



Cause of injury
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Total
Amputation 5 3 18 20 9 55
Burns 3 3 8 12 8 34
Chemical exposure 3 2 4 5 3 17
Contact with object/equipment 25 12 28 48 31 144
Electric shock 3 1 5 5 10 24
Explosion 3 1 1 0 3 8
Fall 8 13 17 23 16 77
Violence 0 0 1 1 0 2
Total 50 35 82 114 80 361

Percent in construction industry 34% 34% 20% 25% 31% 27%
Percent in general industry 66% 66% 80% 75% 69% 73%
Number in construction industry 17 12 16 28 25 98
Number in general industry 33 23 66 86 55 263

Updated December 2017

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