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Back injuries most common type of injuries for workers - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

November 14, 2016
 By Alyssa
November 14, 2016
 By Alyssa

Back injuries most common type of injuries for workers - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

When it comes to back injuries in general there are some most common types of back injuries that are associated with workers in general. These types of back injuries that are most common with workers include injuries that are sustained to a persons lumbar region in particular. According to the Maine Department of Labor these types of injuries make up 14.3 percent of all injuries reported in 2014.

Key Takeaways:

  • Debra Labbe, 56, has devised a comprehensive strategy to treat chronic back pain related to her job as a nurse at Maine Medical Center in Portland
  • In 2014, there were about 200,000 cases where employees missed at least one day of work due to a back injury
  • According to Maine Department of Labor data, injuries to a person’s lumbar region were the most reported occupational injury in 2014

"In 2014, there were about 200,000 cases where employees missed at least one day of work due to a back injury, out of 1.15 million total cases of occupational missed time for injuries, according to a 2015 report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics."

http://www.pressherald.com/2016/10/16/back-injuries-most-common-type-of-injuries-for-workers/

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