Top 10 Private Industry Occupations With The Largest Number Of Injuries And Illnesses, 2016 (1)
Rank Occupation  Number Percent of total
1 Laborers (nonconstruction) 63,790 7.1%
2 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 48,710 5.5
3 Janitors and cleaners 36,470 4.1
4 Nursing assistants 36,340 4.1
5 General maintenance and repair workers 27,900 3.1
6 Stock clerks and order fillers 24,890 2.8
7 Construction laborers 24,650 2.8
8 Registered nurses 24,310 2.7
9 Retail salespersons 23,480 2.6
10 Light truck and delivery service drivers 22,650 2.5
  Total, top 10 333,190 37.3%
  Total, all occupations 892,270 100.0%
(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.