Survey Finds Decrease in Injury Rate

The Indiana Department of Labor’s annual survey found that the state’s non-fatal occupational injury and illness rate is 4 per 100 workers, which is the lowest rate since the survey was introduced in 1992. The 2012 rate represents a one-year decline of more than seven percent.

The most significant improvement among the major Hoosier industries was in the state’s mining industry. The mining industry experienced a one-year decline of nearly 45 percent in non-fatal worker injuries and illnesses.

Nearly all major Indiana industry categories experienced a reduction in non-fatal worker injuries and illnesses in 2012. State and local government, arts, entertainment and recreation and manufacturing all reported an increase.