February 2014

Fatal occupational injuries involving contractors, 2011


1. Percentage of fatal occupational injuries in selected industries and contractor industries, 2011

  • Eleven percent of all fatal occupational injuries were incurred by workers directly employed by a government entity. In contrast, 23 percent of all fatal occupational injuries to contractors were incurred by workers contracted by a government entity.
  • Financial activities accounted for a much larger share of fatalities among contractors (11 percent) than it did for all fatal occupational injuries (2 percent). The contracting firms in financial activities primarily lease commercial and residential buildings and contract workers such as landscapers, elevator mechanics, and other repair personnel to perform work at their sites.
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