SELECTED INDICATORS IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION: A REPORT CARD FOR CALIFORNIANS
Non-Fatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
Occupational injuries and illnesses in California’s private industry have also decreased noticeably in the past few years. The total number of recordable injury and illness cases dropped by 22.6 percent, the number of lost-work-time cases declined by 13.6 percent, and the number with days away from work decreased by 26.1 percent from 2000 to 2004.
Fatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
From 1997 to 2004, fatal injuries decreased by 36.0 percent, then grew by 11.7 percent from 2004 to 2005.