Table 2. Fatal occupational injuries for selected events or exposures, 2011-16


     Table 2. Fatal occupational injuries for selected events or exposures, 2011-16						
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                                                               |                              Counts                         
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                        Characteristic                         |          |          |          |          |          |          
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                                                               |   2011   |   2012   |   2013   |   2014   |   2015   |   2016   
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                                                               |          |          |          |          |          |          
     Total(1)                                                  |   4,693  |   4,628  |   4,585  |   4,821  |   4,836  |   5,190  
						               |          |          |          |          |          |          
                     Event or exposure                         |          |          |          |          |          |          
     Violence and other injuries by persons or animals         |     791  |     803  |     773  |     765  |     703  |     866  
          Intentional injury by person                         |     718  |     725  |     686  |     689  |     646  |     792  
               Homicides                                       |     468  |     475  |     404  |     409  |     417  |     500  
                    Shooting by other person—intentional       |     365  |     381  |     322  |     307  |     354  |     394  
                    Stabbing, cutting, slashing, piercing      |      42  |      35  |      38  |      40  |      28  |      38  
               Suicides	                                       |     250  |     249  |     282  |     280  |     229  |     291  
     Transportation incidents	                               |   1,937  |   1,923  | 	 1,865  |   1,984  |   2,054  |	  2,083  
          Aircraft incidents                                   |     145  |     127  |     136 	|     135  |  	 139  |     130  
          Rail vehicle incidents                               |      50  |   	 38  |      41  |      57  |      50  |      50  
          Pedestrian vehicular incident	                       |     316  |     293  |     294  |     318  |     289  |     342  
               Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone       |      63  |      65  |      48  |      53  |      44  |      58  
          Water vehicle incident                               |      72  |      63  |      60  |      55  |      44  |      48  
          Roadway incident involving motorized land vehicle    |   1,103  |   1,153  |   1,099  |   1,157  |   1,264  |   1,252  
               Roadway collision with other vehicle            |     525  |     565  |     564  |     611  |     660  |     628  
                    Roadway collision moving in same direction |     150  |     124  |     144  |     146  |     166  |     168  
                    Roadway collision moving in opposite       |          |          |          |          |          |          
                      directions, oncoming                     |     172  |     204  |     192  |     230  |     224  |     199  
                    Roadway collision moving perpendicularly   |     111  |     134  |     136  |     131  |     154  |     150  
               Roadway collision with object other than vehicle|     313  |     338  |     332  |     317  |     360  |     342  
                    Vehicle struck object or animal on side    |          |          |          |          |          |          
                      of roadway                               |     292  |     318  |     311  |     292  |  	 335  |     321  
               Roadway noncollision incident                   |     262  |     247  |     201  |     228  |     240  |     278  
                    Jack-knifed or overturned, roadway         |     208  |     202  |     171  |     193  | 	 201  |     238  
          Nonroadway incident involving motorized land vehicle |     222  |     233  |     227  |     248  |     253  |     245  
               Nonroadway noncollision incident	               |     169  |     175  |     181  |     191  |     182  |     182  
                    Jack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway      |     113  |     115  |     118  |     127  |     131  |     120  
     Fire or explosion                                         |     144  |     122  |     149  |     137  |     121  |      88  
     Fall, slip, trip                                          |     681  |     704  |     724 	|     818  |     800  |     849  
          Fall on same level                                   |     111  |     120  | 	   110  |     138  |     125  |     134  
          Fall to lower level                                  |     553  |     570  |     595  |     660  |     648  |     697  
               Fall from collapsing structure or equipment     |      38  |      35  |      45  |      44  |      55  |      65  
               Fall through surface or existing opening	       |      60  |      72  |      68  |      82  |      87  |      87  
     Exposure to harmful substances or environments            |     419  |     340  | 	   335  |     390  |     424  |     518  
          Exposure to electricity                              |     174  |     156  |     141  |     154  |     134  |     154  
          Exposure to temperature extremes                     |      63  |      41  |      38  |      26  |      40  |      48  
          Exposure to other harmful substances                 |     144  |     110  |     124  |     182  |     215  |     268  
               Nonmedical use of drugs or alcohol              |          |          |          |          |          |          
                 unintentional overdose                        |      73  |      65  |      82  |     114  |     165  |     217  
               Inhalation of harmful substance                 |      57  |      40  |      39  |      59  |      45  |      39  
     Contact with objects and equipment                        |     710  |     723  |     721  |     715  |     722  |     761  
          Struck by object or equipment                        |     476  |     519  |     509  |     503  |     519  |     553  
               Struck by powered vehicle nontransport          |     196  |     201  | 	   197  |     202  |     216  |     232  
               Struck by falling object or equipment	       |     219  |     241  |     245  |     243  |     247  |     255  
          Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects      |     145  | 	124  |     131  |     132  |      99  |     117  
               Caught in running equipment or machinery	       |     118  |      93  |     105  |     105  |      74  |     103  
          Struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structure,  |          |          |          |          |          |          
            equipment, or material                             |      84  |      73  |      78  |      74  |      90  |      82  
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       1 The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) has published data on fatal occupational injuries for the United States 
     since 1992. During this time, the classification systems and definitions of many data elements have changed.  Please see the 
     CFOI Definitions page (www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm) for a more detailed description of each data element and their 
     definitions.  Event of exposure is based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 
     implemented for 2011 data forward.						
						
       Note: Data for all years are final. Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. CFOI fatal 
     injury counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event.
       Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

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