Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries by event or exposure, 2013-2014


     Table 1.  Fatal occupational injuries by event or exposure, 2013-2014
     ___________________________________________________________________________
                                                  |         |                   
                                                  | 2013(2) |       2014p       
                                                  |(revised)|                   
                 Event or exposure(1)             |_________|___________________
                                                  |                   |         
                                                  |       Number      | Percent 
     _____________________________________________|___________________|_________
                                                  |         |         |         
       Total......................................|  4,585  |  4,679  |    100  
                                                  |         |         |         
     Violence and other injuries by persons or    |         |         |         
        animals...................................|    773  |    749  |     16  
       Homicides - intentional injury by other    |         |         |         
          person..................................|    404  |    403  |      9  
         Shooting by other person - intentional...|    322  |    307  |      7  
         Stabbing, cutting, slashing, piercing....|     38  |     39  |      1  
       Self-inflicted injury - intentional........|    282  |    271  |      6  
                                                  |         |         |         
     Transportation incidents.....................|  1,865  |  1,891  |     40  
       Roadway incidents involving motorized land |         |         |         
          vehicle.................................|  1,099  |  1,075  |     23  
         Roadway collision with other vehicle.....|    564  |    566  |     12  
           Roadway collision - moving in same     |         |         |         
              direction...........................|    144  |    135  |      3  
           Roadway collision - moving in opposite |         |         |         
              directions, oncoming................|    192  |    211  |      5  
           Roadway collision - moving             |         |         |         
              perpendicularly.....................|    136  |    120  |      3  
         Roadway collision with object other than |         |         |         
            vehicle...............................|    332  |    294  |      6  
           Vehicle struck object or animal on side|         |         |         
              of roadway..........................|    311  |    269  |      6  
         Roadway noncollision incident............|    201  |    211  |      5  
           Jack-knifed or overturned, roadway.....|    171  |    178  |      4  
       Nonroadway incidents involving motorized   |         |         |         
          land vehicles...........................|    227  |    246  |      5  
         Nonroadway noncollision incident.........|    181  |    191  |      4  
           Jack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway..|    118  |    127  |      3  
       Pedestrian vehicular incident..............|    294  |    313  |      7  
         Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone|     48  |     53  |      1  
       Rail vehicle incidents.....................|     41  |     55  |      1  
       Water vehicle incidents....................|     60  |     53  |      1  
       Aircraft incidents.........................|    136  |    135  |      3  
                                                  |         |         |         
     Fires and explosions.........................|    149  |    137  |      3  
                                                  |         |         |         
     Falls, slips, trips..........................|    724  |    793  |     17  
       Falls to lower level.......................|    595  |    647  |     14  
         Fall from collapsing structure or        |         |         |         
            equipment.............................|     45  |     42  |      1  
         Fall through surface or existing opening |     68  |     82  |      2  
       Fall on same level.........................|    110  |    129  |      3  
                                                  |         |         |         
     Exposure to harmful substances or            |         |         |         
        environments..............................|    335  |    390  |      8  
       Exposure to electricity....................|    141  |    156  |      3  
       Exposure to temperature extremes...........|     38  |     26  |      1  
       Exposure to other harmful substances.......|    124  |    180  |      4  
         Inhalation of harmful substance..........|     39  |     59  |      1  
                                                  |         |         |         
     Contact with objects and equipment...........|    721  |    708  |     15  
       Struck by object or equipment..............|    509  |    498  |     11  
         Struck by falling object or equipment -  |         |         |         
            other than powered vehicle............|    245  |    240  |      5  
         Struck by discharged or flying object....|     29  |     21  |   (3)   
       Caught in or compressed by equipment or    |         |         |         
          objects.................................|    131  |    131  |      3  
         Caught in running equipment or machinery |    105  |    104  |      2  
       Struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing   |         |         |         
          structure, equipment, or material.......|     78  |     74  |      2  
     _____________________________________________|_________|_________|_________

       1 Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System
     (OIICS) 2.01 implemented for 2011 data forward.
       2 Totals for 2013 are revised and final. The BLS news release issued
     September 11, 2014, reported a total of 4,405 fatal work injuries for
     calendar year 2013. Since then, an additional 180 job-related fatal
     injuries were identified, bringing the total job-related fatal injury count
     for 2013 to 4,585.
       3 Less than or equal to 0.5 percent.
       p Data for 2014 are preliminary. Revised and final 2014 data are
     scheduled to be released in spring 2016.
      Note: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown
     separately. Percentages may not add to totals because of rounding. CFOI
     fatality counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an
     injury event.
      Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state, New
     York City, District of Columbia, and federal agencies, Census of Fatal
     Occupational Injuries

Table of Contents

Last Modified Date: July 15, 2016