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For release 10:00 a.m. (ET) Wednesday, November 3, 2021 USDL-21-1927 Technical information: (202) 691-6170 • [email protected] • www.bls.gov/iif Media contact: (202) 691-5902 • [email protected] EMPLOYER-REPORTED WORKPLACE INJURIES AND ILLNESSES – 2020 Private industry employers reported 2.7 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2020, down from 2.8 million in 2019, a decrease of 5.7 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. In 2020, the incidence rate of total recordable cases (TRC) in private industry was 2.7 cases per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers. These estimates are from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII). The decline in injury and illness cases was due to a drop in injury cases, with private industry employers reporting 2.1 million nonfatal injuries in 2020, down from 2.7 million in 2019. At the same time, total reported illness cases more than quadrupled to 544,600 cases, up from 127,200 cases in 2019. (See chart 1.) Th...