Foreign-born workers and on-the-job fatalities by industry

June 30, 2004

Private construction, retail trade, and transportation and public utilities were the industries in which fatally injured foreign-born workers were most frequently employed in the 1996-2001 period.

Percent distribution of fatal occupational injuries to foreign-born workers, by industry, 1996-2001
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Nearly one in four fatally-injured foreign-born workers was employed in the construction industry. Almost one in five was employed in retail trade and about one in seven was in transportation and public utilities. Together, these industries accounted for over half of occupational fatalities to foreign-born workers between 1996 and 2001.

These data are from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, which is part of the BLS Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program. Additional information is available from "Foreign-born workers: trends in fatal occupational injuries, 1996–2001," by Katherine Loh and Scott Richardson, Monthly Labor Review, June 2004.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Foreign-born workers and on-the-job fatalities by industry on the Internet at (visited September 29, 2016).


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