Top 10 Occupations With The Largest Number Of Injuries And Illnesses, 2013 (1)
Rank Occupation  Number Percent of total
1 Laborers (nonconstruction) 53,740 5.9%
2 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor trailer 49,000 5.3
3 Nursing assistants 41,450 4.5
4 Janitors and cleaners 39,040 4.3
5 General maintenance and repair workers 28,460 3.1
6 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 28,170 3.1
7 Registered nurses 27,020 2.9
8 Retail salespersons 26,830 2.9
9 Light truck and delivery service drivers 23,980 2.6
10 Stock clerks and order fillers 22,710 2.5
  Total, top 10 340,400 37.1%
  Total, all occupations 917,090 100.0%
(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.