Table 4. Fatal occupational injuries counts and rates by selected industries, 2014-15


     Table 4. Fatal occupational injuries counts and rates by selected industries, 2014-15
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                                              |        Counts       |       Rates(1)     
                                              |_____________________|____________________
                Characteristic                |          |          |          |         
                                              |          |          |          |         
                                              |   2014   |   2015   |   2014   |   2015  
                                              |          |          |          |         
     _________________________________________|__________|__________|__________|_________
                                              |          |          |          |         
               Total(2)                       |   4,821  |   4,836  |     3.4  |    3.4  
                                              |          |          |          |         
               Industry (NAICS)(3)            |          |          |          |         
     Private industry(4)                      |   4,386  |   4,379  |     3.7  |    3.6  
          Goods producing                     |   2,015  |   1,980  |     7.1  |    6.9  
               Agriculture, forestry, fishing |          |          |          |         
                 and hunting                  |     584  |     570  |    25.6  |   22.8  
                    Crop production           |     251  |     230  |    22.4  |   18.4  
                    Animal production and     |          |          |          |         
                      aquaculture             |     166  |     171  |    19.3  |   17.8  
                    Forestry and logging      |      95  |      81  |     N/A  |    N/A  
               Mining, quarrying, and oil and |          |          |          |         
                 gas extraction(5)            |     183  |     120  |    14.2  |   11.4  
                    Mining (except oil        |          |          |          |         
                      and gas)                |      38  |      28  |    15.8  |   12.4  
                    Support activities for    |          |          |          |         
                      mining                  |     127  |      86  |    13.8  |   12.2  
               Construction                   |     899  |     937  |     9.8  |   10.1  
                    Construction of buildings |     180  |     175  |     N/A  |    N/A  
                    Heavy and civil           |          |          |          |         
                      engineering construction|     140  |     148  |     N/A  |    N/A  
                    Specialty trade           |          |          |          |         
                      contractors             |     564  |     595  |     N/A  |    N/A  
               Manufacturing                  |     349  |     353  |     2.3  |    2.3  
                    Food manufacturing        |      56  |      44  |     3.3  |    2.5  
                    Fabricated metal product  |          |          |          |         
                      manufacturing           |      34  |      66  |     2.9  |    5.3  
          Service providing                   |   2,371  |   2,399  |     2.6  |    2.6  
               Wholesale trade                |     191  |     175  |     5.1  |    4.7  
               Retail trade                   |     272  |     269  |     1.9  |    1.8  
                    Motor vehicle and parts   |          |          |          |         
                      dealers                 |      47  |      62  |     2.4  |    3.0  
                    Food and beverage stores  |      69  |      58  |     2.5  |    2.2  
               Transportation and warehousing |     766  |     765  |    14.1  |   13.8  
                    Truck transportation      |     503  |     546  |    23.9  |   25.2  
               Utilities                      |      17  |      22  |     1.7  |    2.2  
               Information                    |      35  |      42  |     1.2  |    1.5  
               Finance and insurance          |      29  |      19  |     0.4  |    0.3  
               Real estate and rental         |          |          |          |         
                 and leasing                  |      88  |      64  |     3.4  |    2.3  
               Professional, scientific, and  |          |          |          |         
                 technical services           |      80  |      76  |     0.8  |    0.8  
               Administrative and support and |          |          |          |         
                 waste management and         |          |          |          |         
                 remediation services         |     342  |     401  |     N/A  |    N/A  
               Educational services           |      40  |      30  |     1.0  |    0.7  
               Health care and social         |          |          |          |         
                 assistance                   |     106  |     109  |     0.6  |    0.6  
               Arts, entertainment, and       |          |          |          |         
                 recreation                   |      81  |      82  |     3.4  |    3.3  
               Accommodation and food         |          |          |          |         
                 services                     |     135  |     143  |     1.6  |    1.6  
               Other services, except         |          |          |          |         
                 public administration        |     186  |     202  |     2.7  |    3.0  
                                              |          |          |          |         
     Government(6)                            |     435  |     457  |     1.9  |    1.9  
          Federal government(4)               |      94  |     118  |     1.1  |    1.3  
          State government(4)                 |      72  |      81  |     1.2  |    1.3  
          Local government(4)                 |     269  |     257  |     2.6  |    2.6  
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       1 Fatal injury rates are per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers (FTEs). Complete
     national rates can be found at www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm#rates. Complete state 
     rates can be found at www.bls.gov/iif/oshstate.htm. National and state rates are 
     calculated using different methodology and cannot be directly compared. Please see 
     www.bls.gov/iif/oshfaq1.htm#q17 for more information on how rates are 
     calculated and caveats for comparison. N/A means a rate was not published 
     for this group.
       2 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.
       3 CFOI has used several versions of the North American Industry Classification 
     System (NAICS) since 2003 to define industry. For more information on the version 
     of NAICS used in this year, see our definitions page 
     at www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm.
       4 Includes all fatal occupational injuries meeting this ownership criterion 
     across all specified years, regardless of industry classification system.
       5 Includes fatal injuries at all establishments categorized as Mining, quarrying, 
     and oil and gas extraction (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.
       6 Includes fatal injuries to workers employed by governmental organizations 
     regardless of industry. Includes all fatal occupational injuries meeting this 
     ownership criterion across all specified years, regardless of 
     industry classification system.

       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, in cooperation with 
     state, New York City, District of Columbia, and federal agencies, Census 
     of Fatal Occupational Injuries

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