Work-related multiple-fatality incidents, 1995-99

November 24, 2004

Nearly three-fifths of work-related multiple-fatality incidents from 1995 to 1999 involved transportation.

Work-related multiple-fatality incidents by event or exposure, 1995-99 (percent)
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Most of the transportation-related incidents leading to more than one fatal injury were head-on highway collisions or incidents involving air and water vessels.

Assaults and violent acts accounted for about one-fifth of multiple-fatality incidents. The category includes 173 multiple homicides claiming 535 workers’ lives, plus 34 murder-suicides claiming 40 workers’ lives in addition to the assailants who committed suicide.

Fires and explosions and exposure to harmful substances or environments each accounted for less than one-tenth of multiple-fatality incidents. Falls accounted for just two percent of multiple-fatality incidents.

These data are from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), part of the Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program. To learn more, see "Work-related multiple-fatality incidents," by Dino Drudi and Mark Zak, in the October 2004 issue of the Monthly Labor Review.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Work-related multiple-fatality incidents, 1995-99 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2004/nov/wk4/art02.htm (visited November 27, 2014).

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