THE TEN OCCUPATIONS WITH THE LARGEST NUMBER OF INJURIES AND ILLNESSES, 2011 (1)
Rank Occupation Number Percent of total
1 Laborers (nonconstruction) 53,660 5.9%
2 Truckdrivers, heavy 42,210 4.6
3 Nursing assistants 40,300 4.4
4 Production workers 26,340 2.9
5 Truckdrivers, light 25,380 2.8
6 Janitors and cleaners 24,450 2.7
7 Retail salespersons 23,430 2.6
8 Registered nurses 22,150 2.4
9 Stock clerks and order fillers 21,260 2.3
10 Maintenance, general 21,230 2.3
  Total, top ten
300,410 33.1%
  Total, all occupations 908,310 100.0%

(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.