TOP TEN OCCUPATIONS WITH THE LARGEST NUMBER OF INJURIES AND ILLNESSES, 2009 (1)
Rank Occupation  Number Percent of total
1 Laborers (nonconstruction) 61,440 6.4%
2 Truckdrivers, heavy 45,610 4.7
3 Nursing aides, orderlies 42,570 4.4
4 Truckdrivers, light 31,600 3.3
5 Retail salespersons 28,180 2.9
6 Janitors and cleaners 26,980 2.8
7 Production workers 24,400 2.5
8 Construction laborers 23,860 2.5
9 Registered nurses 20,270 2.1
10 Stock clerks and order fillers 17,390 1.8
  Total, 10 occupations 322,300 33.4%
  All occupations 964,990 100.0%

(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.