September 26, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Fatal work injuries decrease in construction, increase in transportation and warehousing in 2011

Number of fatal occupation injuries and fatal work injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers), selected industries, 2010 and 2011
Industry  Number of fatal occupational injuries  Fatal work injury rate
(per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers)
2010 2011 2010 2011

Total (1)

4,690 4,609 3.6 3.5

Transportation and warehousing

661 733 13.7 15.0

Construction

774 721 9.8 8.9

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

621 557 27.9 24.4

Government

484 495 2.2 2.2

Professional and business services

364 424 2.6 2.9

Manufacturing

329 322 2.3 2.2

Retail trade

311 266 2.2 1.9

Leisure and hospitality

238 224 2.3 2.1

Wholesale trade

191 189 4.9 4.9

Mining

172 154 19.8 15.8

Utilities

26 39 2.8 4.2

Footnotes:
(1) Total includes industries not shown separately.
Data for 2011 are preliminary. Data for 2010 are final.

These data are featured in the TED article, Fatal work injuries decrease in construction, increase in transportation and warehousing in 2011.