TOP 10 OCCUPATIONS WITH THE LARGEST NUMBER OF INJURIES AND ILLNESSES, 2012 (1)
Rank Occupation Number Percent of total
1 Laborers (nonconstruction) 60,640 6.7%
2 Truck drivers, heavy 40,440 4.5
3 Nursing assistants 38,010 4.2
4 Production workers 28,090 3.1
5 Truck drivers, light 24,620 2.7
6 Retail salespersons 24,520 2.7
7 Maintenance, general 23,470 2.6
8 Janitors and cleaners 21,970 2.4
9 Stock clerks and order fillers 20,940 2.3
10 Registered nurses 20,930 2.3
  Total, top ten 303,630 33.5%
  Total, all occupations 905,690 100.0%
(1) Nonfatal injuries and illnesses involving days off from work for private industries; excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees. Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.