The 2017 Liberty Mutual Report titled:  “2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index” highlights top 10 injury causes, including the costs related to falls.

“…Overexertion involving outside sources ranked first among the leading causes of disabling injury. This event category, which includes injuries related to lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying or throwing objects, cost businesses $13.79 billion in direct costs and accounted for 23 percent of the overall national burden. Falls on same level ranked second with direct costs of $10.62 billion and accounted for 17.7 percent of the total injury burden.  Falls to a lower level ranked third at $5.50 billion and 9.2 percent of the burden, and struck by object or equipment ranked fourth at $4.43 billion and 7.4 percent.  Other exertions or bodily reactions ranked fifth at $3.89 billion and 6.5 percent of the total injury burden. These top five injury causes accounted for 63.8 percent of the total cost burden…”

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