Crush Injuries

Footwear-Problems.jpgCrush injuries to the foot are a common workplace injury, causing significant morbidity, disability and lost wages. A report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that more than 60% of workplace injuries involve the musculoskeletal system, and 10% of these are foot and ankle injuries.

Since OSHA’s inception in 1971, occupational injury and illness rates have declined 40% while the American work force has nearly doubled. However, while the total number of days lost from work due to occupational injuries has declined, the percentage of foot and ankle injuries has remained relatively constant.