Workplace Injuries Cost

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“Workplace injuries cost US companies more than $1 billion per week, according to new data from Liberty Mutual.

“According to Liberty Mutual, the 10 costliest causes of workplace injury and illness are:

  1. Overexertion involving outside sources ($13.11 billion)
  2. Falls on same level ($10.38 billion)
  3. Struck by object or equipment ($5.22 billion)
  4. Falls to lower level ($98 billion)
  5. Other exertions or bodily reactions ($3.69 billion)
  6. Roadway incidents involving a motorized vehicle ($2.7 billion)
  7. Slip or trip without falling ($2.18 billion)
  8. Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects ($1.93 billion)
  9. Repetitive motions involving microtasks ($1.59 billion)
  10. Struck against object or equipment ($1.15 billion)

Source: Ryan Smith, “Insurance Business America”


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