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TABLE A-9. Fatal occupational injuries by event or exposure for all fatal injuries and major private industry sector, all United States, 2020
Event or exposure(1) Event code(1) Total fatal injuries (number) Goods producing(2) Service providing(2)
Total goods producing Natural resources and mining(3) Construction Manufacturing Total service providing Trade, transportation and utilities Information Financial activities Professional and business services Educational and health services Leisure and hospitality Other services

Total

  4,764 - 589 1,008 340 - 1,254 31 93 - 145 219 188

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals

1

705 - - 55 42 - - 4 28 46 34 72 48

Intentional injury by person

11

651 - - 50 - - - 4 - - - 66 -

Intentional injury by other person

111

392 - 5 22 - - 139 - - - - - -

Shooting by other person--intentional

1111

304 - 3 18 - - - - - - - - -

Stabbing, cutting, slashing, piercing

1112

50 - - 3 - - - - - 2 - 9 -

Hitting, kicking, beating, shoving

1113

21 - - - - - 5 - - - - - -

Multiple violent acts by other person

1118

3 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Self-inflicted injury--intentional

112

259 - - 28 - - - - - - - - -

Shooting--intentional self-harm

1121

124 - 14 16 - - 25 - - - - - -

Hanging, strangulation, asphyxiation--intentional self-harm

1122

98 - - 8 - - - - - - - 3 -

Jumping from building or other structure--intentional self-harm

1123

15 - - 1 - - - - - - - - -

Cutting, stabbing--intentional self-harm

1124

9 - - - - - - - - - - 1 -

Inhalation of substance--intentional self-harm

1126

6 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Injury by person--unintentional or intent unknown

12

32 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Injury by other person--unintentional or intent unknown

121

23 - - - - - - - - - - 1 -

Shooting by other person--unintentional

1211

14 - - - - - 4 - - - - 1 -

Animal and insect related incidents

13

22 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Bites and stings

131

9 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Stings and venomous bites

1311

9 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Struck by animal

132

13 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Trampled by or stepped on by animal

1321

5 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Kicked by animal

1322

5 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Transportation incidents

2

1,778 - 271 247 76 - 706 12 21 143 47 45 36

Aircraft incidents

21

80 - 10 - - - 24 1 - 5 13 3 -

Aircraft crash during takeoff or landing

212

21 - - - - - - - - - 7 1 -

Aircraft crash during takeoff or landing--between air vehicles

2122

1 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Aircraft crash during takeoff or landing--into structure, object, or ground

2124

12 - - - - - - - - - 6 - -

Other in-flight crash

215

48 - 8 - - - 13 1 - - - 2 -

Other in-flight crash due to mechanical failure

2151

9 - - - - - - - - - - 1 -

Other in-flight crash between air vehicles

2152

7 - - - - - 5 - - - - 1 -

Other in-flight crash into structure, object, or ground

2153

29 - 7 - - - 4 1 - - - - -

Rail vehicle incidents

22

32 - - - - - 13 - - 4 - - -

Collision between rail vehicle and another vehicle

221

24 - - - - - 10 - - - - - -

Collision between two rail vehicles

2211

2 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Collision between rail and roadway vehicles

2212

19 - - - - - 9 - - - - - -

Pedestrian struck by rail vehicle--transportation incident

227

4 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Pedestrian vehicular incident

24

330 - - 75 14 - 107 4 - 46 - 4 10

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone

241

57 - - 38 - - - 3 - - - - -

Pedestrian struck by vehicle propelled by another vehicle in work zone

2411

9 - - 5 - - - - - - - - -

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in work zone

2412

38 - - 24 - - - - - - - - -

Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in work zone

2413

7 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in roadway

242

90 - - 11 - - - - - - - 3 3

Pedestrian struck by vehicle propelled by another vehicle in roadway

2421

7 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in roadway

2422

77 - - - - - - - - - - - 3

Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in roadway

2423

4 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on side of road

243

59 - - 7 - - 32 - - - - - 4

Pedestrian struck by vehicle propelled by another vehicle on side of road

2431

8 - - - - - 3 - - - - - -

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle on side of road

2432

48 - - - - - 27 - - - - - -

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area

244

108 - - 13 9 - 40 - - - - 1 3

Pedestrian struck by vehicle propelled by another vehicle in nonroadway area

2441

3 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in nonroadway area

2442

52 - - 4 5 - 18 - - - - 1 -

Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area

2443

38 - - 7 4 - 16 - - 6 - - -

Water vehicle incidents

25

74 - - 5 - - 20 - - - - - -

Water vehicle collisions

252

16 - 5 5 - - 5 - - - - - -

Collision between water vehicles

2521

9 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Collision between water vehicle and object

2522

7 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Explosion or fire on water vehicle

253

1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - -

Capsized or sinking water vehicle

254

26 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Fall or jump from water vehicle

256

25 - 12 - - - - - - - - - -

Machinery or equipment incident on water vehicle

257

3 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

26

1,038 - 86 142 50 - 525 7 - 67 24 - 18

Roadway collision with other vehicle

261

537 - 47 78 23 - - - - 39 - - 10

Roadway collision--moving in same direction

2611

142 - 13 13 10 - - - - - - - 4

Roadway collision--moving in opposite directions, oncoming

2612

198 - - 39 7 - - - - - - 4 -

Roadway collision--moving perpendicularly

2613

106 - 16 14 5 - - - - 9 - 4 3

Roadway collision--moving and standing vehicle in roadway

2614

60 - - 9 - - 40 - - - - - -

Roadway collision--moving and standing vehicle on side of roadway

2615

24 - - - - - - - - - 1 - -

Roadway collision with object other than vehicle

262

302 - - 34 18 - - 3 - - - - 4

Vehicle struck object or animal in roadway

2621

21 - - 3 - - - - - - - - -

Vehicle struck object or animal on side of roadway

2622

275 - - 30 - - - - - - - - 4

Vehicle struck by falling or flying object--roadway

2623

1 - - - - - 1 - - - - - -

Roadway noncollision incident

263

196 - - - 9 - - - - - 3 - 4

Jack-knifed or overturned, roadway

2631

155 - - - 9 - 84 - - - - - -

Ran off roadway

2632

23 - 5 - - - - - - - - - -

Fall or jump from and struck by same vehicle in normal operation, roadway

2634

5 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, roadway

2636

10 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Nonroadway incident involving motorized land vehicles

27

206 - 108 20 9 - 17 - 6 21 - 10 5

Nonroadway collision with other vehicle

271

8 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Collision between a moving and standing vehicle, nonroadway

2713

4 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Nonroadway collision with object other than vehicle

272

24 - - - 5 - 5 - - 3 - - -

Part of occupants body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident

2721

7 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Nonroadway noncollision incident

273

167 - 94 15 4 - 12 - 4 18 - - -

Jack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway

2731

101 - - 9 - - - - - 15 - - -

Ran off driving surface, nonroadway

2732

5 - 3 - - - - - - - - - -

Fall or jump from and struck by same vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway

2734

30 - 18 4 - - - - - - - - -

Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway

2736

15 - 10 - - - - - - - - - -

Sudden start or stop, nonroadway

2737

1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - -

Fires and explosions

3

71 - 12 9 10 - - - - 6 3 - 13

Fires

31

31 - - - 6 - - - - - 3 - 5

Collapsing building, structure, or structural element during fire

3110

4 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Other structural fire without collapse

3120

7 - - - - - - - - - 3 - -

Vehicle or machinery fire

3130

3 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids

3170

10 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Explosions

32

40 - - - 4 - - - - - - 2 8

Explosion of nonpressurized vapors, gases, or liquids

3220

12 - - - - - - - - - - - 3

Explosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire

3230

21 - - - - - - - - - - - 4

Demolition or blasting explosion

3240

1 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Falls, slips, trips

4

805 - - 368 55 - 99 4 22 106 20 37 25

Falls on same level

42

136 - 4 8 - - 32 - - - 16 17 11

Fall on same level due to tripping

421

22 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Fall on same level due to tripping on uneven surface

4212

4 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Fall on same level due to tripping over an object

4213

8 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Fall on same level due to slipping

422

19 - - - - - 5 - - - - - -

Fall while sitting

423

7 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Falls to lower level

43

645 - - 351 42 - - - - - 4 - 14

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment

431

36 - - 22 1 - - - - - - - -

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 6 to 10 feet

4312

4 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 11 to 15 feet

4313

7 - - 5 - - - - - - - - -

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 21 to 25 feet

4315

6 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 26 to 30 feet

4316

3 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment more than 30 feet

4317

9 - - 6 - - - - - - - - -

Fall through surface or existing opening

432

63 - - 42 5 - - - - 5 - - -

Fall through surface or existing opening 6 to 10 feet

4322

7 - - 5 - - - - - - - - -

Fall through surface or existing opening 11 to 15 feet

4323

13 - - 10 1 - - - - - - - -

Fall through surface or existing opening 16 to 20 feet

4324

7 - - 4 - - - - - 3 - - -

Fall through surface or existing opening 21 to 25 feet

4325

6 - - 4 - - - - - - - - -

Fall through surface or existing opening 26 to 30 feet

4326

9 - - 7 - - - - - - - - -

Fall through surface or existing opening more than 30 feet

4327

13 - - 9 - - - - - - - - -

Other fall to lower level

433

525 - - 278 36 - 58 - - - 4 - 10

Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet

4331

71 - 3 19 6 - 21 - - - - - -

Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet

4332

76 - 5 37 9 - 7 - - 8 1 - 7

Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet

4333

73 - - 44 4 - 11 - - 6 - - -

Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet

4334

43 - - 30 - - - - - 8 - - -

Other fall to lower level 21 to 25 feet

4335

39 - - 26 - - 4 - - - - - -

Other fall to lower level 26 to 30 feet

4336

34 - - 24 - - - - - 6 - - -

Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet

4337

87 - 1 46 3 - 5 - - 24 - - -

Jumps to lower level

44

6 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

5

672 - 56 174 50 - 123 7 19 - 38 53 27

Exposure to electricity

51

126 - 13 53 10 - - - 4 - - - 3

Direct exposure to electricity

511

70 - - 27 - - - - 3 - - - -

Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts

5112

56 - - 21 - - - - - - - - -

Indirect exposure to electricity

512

51 - - - - - - - 1 - - - -

Indirect exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts

5122

43 - - - - - - - 1 - - - -

Exposure to temperature extremes

53

62 - - 22 5 - - - - - - - -

Exposure to environmental heat

531

56 - - 21 - - - - - - - - -

Exposure to other harmful substances

55

448 - - 91 35 - 106 3 15 41 - - 23

Nonmedical use of drugs or alcohol--unintentional overdose

551

388 - - 77 27 - 97 3 13 35 - - 20

Inhalation of harmful substance

552

50 - - 12 5 - 7 - - - - - -

Ingestion of harmful substance

5530

5 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Exposure to oxygen deficiency, n.e.c.

56

36 - 4 8 - - - - - - - - 1

Drowning, submersion, n.e.c.

561

25 - - 5 - - - - - - - 3 1

Choking on object or substance

562

5 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Depletion of oxygen

563

2 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Contact with objects and equipment

6

716 - 173 153 106 - - 4 3 99 - - 37

Struck by object or equipment

62

468 - 108 83 60 - - - - - - - 27

Struck by powered vehicle--nontransport

621

174 - 41 32 7 - - - - - 1 - 19

Caught between rolling powered vehicle and other object

6211

23 - - 4 3 - - - - - - - -

Struck or run over by rolling powered vehicle

6212

55 - 21 7 - - - - - 6 - - 1

Struck by swinging part of powered vehicle

6213

18 - - 10 - - - - - - - - -

Struck by falling part of powered vehicle still attached

6214

29 - 9 8 - - - - - - 1 - -

Struck by powered vehicle tipping over--nontransport

6215

10 - - - - - - - - 3 - - -

Struck by other falling powered vehicle

6216

32 - - 3 - - 9 - - - - - 13

Struck by rolling object or equipment--other than powered vehicle

622

8 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Struck by object or equipment rolling freely

6223

5 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Struck by falling object or equipment--other than powered vehicle

623

217 - 50 39 33 - - - - - - 3 5

Struck by object or equipment dropped by injured worker

6231

3 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery--other than vehicle part

6233

56 - - 17 16 - 13 - - 5 - - 1

Struck by discharged or flying object

624

37 - - 5 9 - - - - - - - -

Struck by dislodged flying object, particle

6241

19 - - - 5 - - - - - - - -

Struck by discharged object or substance

6242

13 - - - 4 - - - - 1 - - -

Injured by handheld object or equipment

625

6 - - 3 - - - - - - - - -

Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld

626

12 - - - 5 - 3 - - - - - -

Struck by or caught in swinging door or gate

6261

3 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Struck against object or equipment

63

9 - - - - - - - - 3 - - -

Struck against stationary object or equipment

632

5 - - - - - 1 - - - - - -

Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects

64

142 - - 28 38 - 12 - - - - - 7

Caught in running equipment or machinery

641

89 - 31 14 28 - - - - - - - 5

Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning

6411

47 - 14 7 16 - - - - - - - 3

Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation

6412

29 - 10 5 9 - - - - - - - -

Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment

642

13 - 5 3 - - - - - - - - -

Compressed or pinched between two stationary objects

643

3 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Entangled in other object or equipment

644

6 - - - - - - - - 3 - - -

Struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structure, equipment, or material

65

93 - - 42 - - 10 - - 8 - - -

Excavation or trenching cave-in

651

26 - - 19 - - - - - 2 - - -

Landslide

654

1 - - - - - 1 - - - - - -

Struck, caught, or crushed in other collapsing structure or equipment

655

36 - - 19 - - - - - 6 - - -

Engulfment in other collapsing material

656

23 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Overexertion and bodily reaction

7

7 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 implemented for 2011 data forward.
(2) CFOI has used several versions of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) since 2003 to define industry. For complete information on the version of NAICS used in this year, see our definitions page at https://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm. Cases where ownership is unknown are included in private industry counts. Cases where industry is unknown are included in the service sector counts.
(3) Includes fatal injuries at all establishments categorized as Mining (Sector 21) in the North American Industry Classification System, including establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rules and reporting, such as those in oil and gas extraction.

Note: Data for all years are final. Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. For complete information on how the data are coded and presented see our definitions page at https://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm. Dashes indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria. CFOI fatal injury counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state, New York City, District of Columbia, and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, December 2021

 

Last Modified Date: December 16, 2021