Fatal Occupational Injuries and Workers’ Memorial Day

Number and rate of fatal injury

Number of fatal work injuries, 1992–2010
Year Number of fatal work injuries

1992

6,217

1993

6,331

1994

6,632

1995

6,275

1996

6,202

1997

6,238

1998

6,055

1999

6,054

2000

5,920

2001

5,915

2002

5,534

2003

5,575

2004

5,764

2005

5,734

2006

5,840

2007

5,657

2008

5,214

2009

4,551

2010

4,690

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Four most frequent work-related fatal injury events, 1992–2010
Year Highway incidents Homicides Falls Struck by object

1992

1,158 1,044 600 557

1993

1,242 1,074 618 565

1994

1,343 1,080 665 591

1995

1,346 1,036 651 547

1996

1,346 927 691 582

1997

1,393 860 716 579

1998

1,442 714 706 520

1999

1,496 651 721 585

2000

1,365 677 734 571

2001

1,409 643 810 553

2002

1,373 609 719 505

2003

1,353 632 696 531

2004

1,398 559 822 602

2005

1,437 567 770 607

2006

1,356 540 827 589

2007

1,414 628 847 504

2008

1,215 526 700 520

2009

985 542 645 420

2010

1,044 518 646 404

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Number and rate of fatal occupational injuries, by industry sector, 2010
Industry Count Rate

Construction

774 9.8

Transportation and warehousing

661 13.7

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

621 27.9

Government

484 2.2

Professional and business services

364 2.6

Manufacturing

329 2.3

Retail trade

311 2.2

Leisure and hospitality

238 2.3

Other services (exc. Public administration)

192 3.0

Wholesale trade

191 4.9

Mining

172 19.8

Educational and health services

171 0.9

Financial activities

113 1.3

Information

43 1.5

Utilities

26 2.8

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Occupations with high fatal work injury rates, 2010
Occupation Count Rate

Fishers and related fishing workers

38 152.0

Logging workers

60 93.5

Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

78 70.6

Farmers and ranchers

308 42.5

Mining machine operators

22 37.0

Roofers

57 32.4

Refuse and recyclable material collectors

26 29.8

Driver/sales workers and truck drivers

718 23.0

Industrial machinery installation, repair, and maintenance workers

98 20.7

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

134 18.1

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Number of fatal work injuries, by state, 2010
2010 2009 Net change

Alabama

92 75 17

Alaska

39 17 22

Arizona

77 76 1

Arkansas

88 75 13

California

326 409 -83

Colorado

85 83 2

Connecticut

49 34 15

Delaware

8 7 1

District of Columbia

16 11 5

Florida

225 245 -20

Georgia

108 110 -2

Hawaii

19 13 6

Idaho

33 27 6

Illinois

206 158 48

Indiana

118 125 -7

Iowa

77 80 -3

Kansas

85 76 9

Kentucky

69 101 -32

Louisiana

111 140 -29

Maine

20 16 4

Maryland

71 65 6

Massachusetts

54 64 -10

Michigan

146 94 52

Minnesota

70 61 9

Mississippi

68 67 1

Missouri

106 142 -36

Montana

36 52 -16

Nebraska

54 57 -3

Nevada

38 24 14

New Hampshire

6 6 0

New Jersey

81 99 -18

New Mexico

38 42 -4

New York State

182 185 -3

North Carolina

139 129 10

North Dakota

30 25 5

Ohio

161 137 24

Oklahoma

94 82 12

Oregon

47 66 -19

Pennsylvania

221 168 53

Rhode Island

9 7 2

South Carolina

69 73 -4

South Dakota

36 24 12

Tennessee

138 111 27

Texas

461 482 -21

Utah

41 48 -7

Vermont

12 12 0

Virginia

107 119 -12

Washington

104 76 28

West Virginia

95 41 54

Wisconsin

91 94 -3

Wyoming

33 19 14

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