The United States Department of Labor reports that hospitals are the leading industry with the most nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses. The latest figures from 2005 show that there were 281,500 injuries and illnesses to workers and patients. Nursing and residential care facilties were second with 209,100. Truck drivers was the occupation with the highest number of median days away from work: 14 for 2005. Get the latest occupational injury and illness statistics from the Department of Labor website. The hospital, nursing home, and trucking industries need to do much more to injure the safety of their workers and those in who come under their care.
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