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Musculoskeletal ‘overexertion’ costliest comp injury: report


Overexertion topped the list of the costliest workplace injuries, according to a report released Thursday by Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.

The insurer’s Workplace Safety Index ranks the top injuries by cost, with overexertion accounting for 12.8 billion annually —the largest chunk of the overall $48.2 spent on the top 10 injuries in workers compensation.

Other accidents at the top of the list included falls on the same level, $9 billion; falls to the lower level, $6 billion; struck by object or equipment, $5.1 billion; other exertions, such as awkward postures, $3.7 billion; exposure to harmful substances, $3.4 billion; vehicle accidents, $2.6 billion; caught in or compression by machinery, $2 billion; slip trips or falls, $1.9 billion; and pedestrian-vehicle accidents, $1.6 billion.