According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2008), the following is comparison data from private industry about different level and same level falls involving days away from work:
- 67,510 falls to a lower level versus 157,680 same level falls (cases)
- Equaling 6.3 percent of total lower level injuries compared to same level falls at 14.6 percent
- Median days away from work: 15 days for different level falls versus 10 days from same level falls. The severity of different level falls is presumed greater, but there are more same level falls.