High injury rates in livestock raising and processing

A new report by Allsup, a U.S. disability insurance provider, puts livestock raising and slaughtering among the top 11 industry groups with the highest serious injury rates nationwide.

The report is based on data obtained from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The top 11, based on job transfer or restriction per 100 workers in 2011, include:

• Amusement parks and arcades — 3.2 cases
• Animal slaughtering and processing — 3.1
• Beverage manufacturing — 2.7
• Foundries — 2.7
• Nursing care facilities — 2.6
• Beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers — 2.4
• Motor vehicle body and trailer manufacturing — 2.3
• Hog and pig farming — 2.2
• Motor vehicle manufacturing — 2.2
• Community care facilities for the elderly — 2.2
• Poultry and egg production — 2.2

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