August 30, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Fatal occupational injuries by incident in 2010

Fatal occupational injuries by type of incident, 2009–2010
Event or exposure Number
2009 2010 (p)

Transportation, highway

985 968


645 635


542 506

Exposures to harmful substances or environments

404 409

Struck by object or equipment

420 402

Transportation, nonhighway

261 272

Self-inflicted injuries

263 258

Fires and explosions

113 187

(p) = preliminary

These data are featured in the TED article, Fatal occupational injuries by incident in 2010.




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