Table 3. Fatal occupational injuries by occupation and selected event or exposure, 2012






     Table 3.  Fatal occupational injuries by occupation and selected event or exposure, 2012p
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                                                  |                       |                                               
                                                  |     Fatal injuries    |         Selected event or exposure(2)         
                                                  |                       |       (percent of total for occupation)       
                                                  |_______________________|_______________________________________________
                     Occupation(1)                |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                                  |           |           |           |           |   Falls,  | Struck by 
                                                  |   Number  |  Percent  | Homicides | Roadway(3)|   slips,  | object or 
                                                  |           |           |           |           |   trips   | equipment 
     _____________________________________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________
                                                  |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Total......................................|   4,383   |     100   |      11   |      24   |      15   |      12   
                                                  |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Management occupations.......................|     429   |      10   |      13   |      13   |      11   |      13   
       Top executives.............................|      30   |       1   |      10   |      33   |          |          
       Operations specialties managers............|      23   |       1   |      13   |      26   |          |          
       Other management occupations...............|     365   |       8   |      13   |      10   |      12   |      15   
     Business and financial operations occupations|      22   |       1   |      18   |      45   |      14   |          
     Computer and mathematical occupations........|       8   |    (4)    |      12   |          |          |          
     Architecture and engineering occupations.....|      33   |       1   |          |      33   |      12   |       9   
       Engineers..................................|      22   |       1   |          |      32   |          |          
     Life, physical, and social science           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      occupations.................................|      19   |    (4)    |      11   |      32   |          |          
     Community and social services occupations....|      37   |       1   |      38   |      22   |          |          
     Legal occupations............................|       8   |    (4)    |          |          |          |          
     Education, training, and library occupations |      24   |       1   |          |          |      25   |          
     Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and     |           |           |           |           |           |           
      media occupations...........................|      44   |       1   |      11   |       7   |      16   |          
       Entertainers and performers, sports and    |           |           |           |           |           |           
        related workers...........................|      27   |       1   |          |          |          |          
     Healthcare practitioners and technical       |           |           |           |           |           |           
      occupations.................................|      49   |       1   |          |      31   |      14   |          
       Health diagnosing and treating             |           |           |           |           |           |           
        practitioners.............................|      29   |       1   |          |      17   |      14   |          
       Health technologists and technicians.......|      17   |    (4)    |          |      59   |          |          
     Healthcare support occupations...............|      10   |    (4)    |          |      40   |      30   |          
     Protective service occupations...............|     224   |       5   |      40   |      22   |       4   |       3   
       Fire fighting and prevention workers.......|      18   |    (4)    |      11   |      33   |       6   |          
       Law enforcement workers....................|     119   |       3   |      41   |      29   |       3   |          
       Other protective service workers...........|      68   |       2   |      49   |       6   |       7   |          
     Food preparation and serving related         |           |           |           |           |           |           
      occupations.................................|      53   |       1   |      34   |      13   |      19   |          
       Supervisors, food preparation and serving  |           |           |           |           |           |           
        workers...................................|      14   |    (4)    |      50   |          |          |          
     Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance|           |           |           |           |           |           
      occupations.................................|     245   |       6   |       4   |      10   |      27   |      22   
       Building cleaning and pest control workers |      49   |       1   |      16   |      16   |      29   |          
       Grounds maintenance workers................|     156   |       4   |          |       8   |      28   |      29   
     Personal care and service occupations........|      64   |       1   |      33   |      14   |       8   |          
     Sales and related occupations................|     216   |       5   |      51   |      12   |      11   |       2   
       Supervisors, sales workers.................|     106   |       2   |      57   |       6   |       7   |       3   
       Retail sales workers.......................|      63   |       1   |      63   |       5   |      16   |          
       Sales representatives, services............|      10   |    (4)    |          |      30   |      30   |          
       Sales representatives, wholesale and       |           |           |           |           |           |           
        manufacturing.............................|      15   |    (4)    |          |      60   |          |          
     Office and administrative support occupations|      82   |       2   |      23   |      24   |      16   |       5   
       Material recording, scheduling,            |           |           |           |           |           |           
        dispatching, and distributing workers.....|      47   |       1   |      11   |      30   |      15   |       6   
     Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations...|     245   |       6   |          |      12   |       5   |      31   
       Agricultural workers.......................|     139   |       3   |          |      18   |       6   |      17   
       Fishing and hunting workers................|      34   |       1   |          |       3   |       6   |          
       Forest, conservation, and logging workers..|      64   |       1   |          |          |       5   |      75   
     Construction and extraction occupations......|     838   |      19   |       1   |      13   |      35   |      10   
       Supervisors, construction and extraction   |           |           |           |           |           |           
        workers...................................|     117   |       3   |       1   |      18   |      33   |      12   
       Construction trades workers................|     577   |      13   |       1   |      10   |      40   |       8   
       Extraction workers.........................|      86   |       2   |          |      26   |      15   |      22   
     Installation, maintenance, and repair        |           |           |           |           |           |           
      occupations.................................|     326   |       7   |       5   |      16   |      13   |      24   
       Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics,    |           |           |           |           |           |           
        installers, and repairers.................|     104   |       2   |       6   |      12   |       3   |      46   
       Other installation, maintenance, and repair|           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations...............................|     179   |       4   |       3   |      15   |      18   |      13   
     Production occupations.......................|     211   |       5   |       6   |       8   |      14   |      16   
       Supervisors, production workers............|      22   |       1   |          |          |          |          
       Metal workers and plastic workers..........|      82   |       2   |       4   |      11   |      12   |      18   
     Transportation and material moving           |           |           |           |           |           |           
      occupations.................................|   1,150   |      26   |       6   |      50   |       6   |       9   
       Air transportation workers.................|      71   |       2   |          |          |          |          
       Motor vehicle operators....................|     817   |      19   |       7   |      67   |       5   |       6   
       Water transportation workers...............|      13   |    (4)    |          |          |          |          
       Material moving workers....................|     207   |       5   |       4   |      12   |      14   |      21   
     Military occupations(5)......................|      43   |       1   |       7   |       7   |          |          
     _____________________________________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________

       1 Occupation data are based on the Standard Occupational Classification system, 2010.
       2 Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 implemented for 2011 data
     forward.  The figure shown is the percent of the total fatal injuries for that occupation group.
       3 "Roadway" includes deaths to vehicle occupants resulting from traffic incidents that occur on the public roadway,
     shoulder, or surrounding area.  It excludes incidents occurring entirely off the roadway, such as in parking lots and
     on farms; incidents involving trains; and deaths to pedestrians or other non passengers.
       4 Less than or equal to 0.5 percent.
       5 Includes fatal injuries to persons identified as resident armed forces regardless of individual occupation
     listed.
       p Data for 2012 are preliminary.  Revised and final 2012 data are scheduled to be released in Spring 2014.
     NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately.  Percentages may not add to totals
     because of rounding.  Dashes indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.  CFOI fatality
     counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event.  There were three fatal injuries for
     which there was insufficient information to determine a specific occupation classification.
       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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