Corrections to Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries data

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) identified several incorrect national-level fatality rates and hours worked in the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). The affected data were fatal occupational injury counts, fatal occupational injury rates, and the total hours worked for selected occupations, industries, and a race/ethnicity category. The affected data were not in the LABSTAT database, but appear in several BLS products. These products are listed on this webpage.

The following products contain incorrect data and will not be reissued.

In addition to the news releases and articles, the following products have been updated with corrected data.

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Table 1. 2015 categories affected by incorrect hours-based rate data
Category Grouping Code Total hours worked (corrected)

Government

Industry N/A 37,885

Federal government

Industry N/A 6,980

State government

Industry N/A 12,721

Local government

Industry N/A 18,198
Table 2. 2014 categories affected by incorrect hours-based rate data
Category Grouping Code Total hours worked (corrected) Fatal injury rate (corrected)
 

Asian (non-Hispanic)

Race/Ethnicity  N/A 15,382 1.8

First line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

Occupation SOC 35-101 1,907 2.0

Sales and related workers

Occupation SOC 41 28,388 1.7

First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Occupation SOC 47-1011 1,493 17.4

Carpenters

Occupation SOC 47-2031 2,393 4.8

Construction laborers

Occupation SOC 47-2061 3,078 13.3

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Occupation SOC 47-2073 700 8.0

Electricians

Occupation SOC 47-2111 1,563 10.0

Painters, construction and maintenance

Occupation SOC 47-2141 999 9.2

Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Occupation SOC 47-215 1,143 5.6

Roofers

Occupation SOC 47-2181 356 46.1

Structural iron and steel workers

Occupation SOC 47-2221 106 28.3

Other extraction workers

Occupation SOC 47-5051 and 47-5099 232 18.1

Wood manufacturing

Industry NAICS 321 785 10.7

Merchant wholesalers, durable goods

Industry NAICS 423 3,522 6.0

Government

Industry N/A 36,965 N/A

Federal government

Industry N/A 6,677 N/A

State government

Industry N/A 11,422 N/A

Local government

Industry N/A 18,903 N/A
Table 3. 2013 categories affected by incorrect hours-based rate data
Category Grouping Code Total hours worked (corrected) Fatal injury rate (corrected)

Asian (non-Hispanic)

Race/Ethnicity  N/A 15,114 N/A
 

First line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

Occupation SOC 35-101 1,981 2.2

First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Occupation SOC 47-1011 1,345 17.8

Carpenters

Occupation SOC 47-2031 2,150 7.0

Construction laborers

Occupation SOC 47-2061 2,753 15.8

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Occupation SOC 47-2073 726 6.9

Electricians

Occupation SOC 47-2111 1,487 8.6

Painters, construction and maintenance

Occupation SOC 47-2141 922 8.7

Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Occupation SOC 47-215 1,102 6.9

Roofers

Occupation SOC 47-2181 360 38.9

Mining machine operators

Occupation SOC 47-504 148 21.6

Other extraction workers

Occupation SOC 47-5051 and 47-5099 228 16.7

Industrial machinery installation, repair, and maintenance workers

Occupation SOC 49-904 1,153 4.7

Government

Industry N/A 37,194 N/A

Federal government

Industry N/A 6,781 N/A

State government

Industry N/A 11,510 N/A

Local government

Industry N/A 18,940 N/A
Table 4. 2012 categories affected by incorrect hours-based rate data
Category Grouping Code Total hours worked (corrected) Fatal injury rate (corrected)

Asian (non-Hispanic)

Race/Ethnicity  N/A 14,131 N/A

First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Occupation SOC 47-1011 1,359 17.7

Carpenters

Occupation SOC 47-2031 2,234 4.9

Construction laborers

Occupation SOC 47-2061 2,471 17.3

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Occupation SOC 47-2073 731 12.3

Electricians

Occupation SOC 47-2111 1,388 9.7

Painters, construction and maintenance

Occupation SOC 47-2141 830 8.2

Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Occupation SOC 47-215 1,052 6.5

Roofers

Occupation SOC 47-2181 339 43.1

Structural iron and steel workers

Occupation SOC 47-2221 127 34.6

Other extraction workers

Occupation SOC 47-5051 and 47-5099 180 21.1

Merchant wholesalers, durable goods

Industry NAICS 423 3,665 5.9

Government

Industry N/A 37,225 N/A

Federal government

Industry N/A 6,886 1.5

State government

Industry N/A 11,392 N/A

Local government

Industry N/A 18,904 N/A
Table 5. 2011 categories affected by incorrect hours-based rate data
Category Grouping Code Total hours worked (corrected) Fatal injury rate (corrected)

First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Occupation SOC 47-1011 1,334 15.7

Carpenters

Occupation SOC 47-2031 2,352 3.7

Construction laborers

Occupation SOC 47-2061 2,179 17.3

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Occupation SOC 47-2073 752 12.0

Electricians

Occupation SOC 47-2111 1,348 9.1

Painters, construction and maintenance

Occupation SOC 47-2141 885 7.7

Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Occupation SOC 47-215 1,023 5.3

Roofers

Occupation SOC 47-2181 369 32.0

Structural iron and steel workers

Occupation SOC 47-2221 133 27.1

Helpers, construction trades

Occupation SOC 47-301 110 27.3

Other extraction workers

Occupation SOC 47-5051 and 47-5099 157 39.5

Government

Industry N/A 37,345 N/A

Federal government

Industry N/A 6,923 N/A

State government

Industry N/A 11,353 N/A

Local government

Industry N/A 19,096 N/A
Table 6. 2010 categories affected by incorrect hours-based rate data
Category Grouping Code Total hours worked (corrected) Fatal injury rate (corrected)

First-line supervisors/managers, food preparation and serving workers

Occupation SOC 35-101 1,756 2.4

First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers

Occupation SOC 47-1011 1,331 16.7

Carpenters

Occupation SOC 47-2031 2,128 5.3

Construction laborers

Occupation SOC 47-2061 2,159 18.2

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

Occupation SOC 47-2073 734 11.4

Electricians

Occupation SOC 47-2111 1,339 9.4

Painters, construction and maintenance

Occupation SOC 47-2141 956 7.1

Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Occupation SOC 47-215 1,003 6.4

Roofers

Occupation SOC 47-2181 366 30.6

Mining machine operators

Occupation SOC 47-504 138 31.9

Other extraction workers

Occupation SOC 47-5051 and 47-5099 139 37.4

Industrial machinery installation, repair, and maintenance workers

Occupation SOC 49-904 1,758 10.9

Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers

Industry NAICS 444 2,624 2.4

Traveler accommodation

Industry NAICS 7211 2,346 2.0

Government

Industry N/A 38,074 N/A

Federal government

Industry N/A 7,021 N/A

State government

Industry N/A 11,398 N/A

Local government

Industry N/A 19,648 N/A
Table 7. 2009 categories affected by incorrect hours-based rate data
Category Grouping Code Total fatal injuries (corrected) Total hours worked (corrected) Fatal injury rate (corrected)

First-line supervisors/managers, food preparation and serving workers

Occupation SOC 35-101 N/A 1,829 1.6

Industrial machinery installation, repair, and maintenance workers

Occupation SOC 49-904 N/A 1,841 8.7

Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers

Industry NAICS 444 N/A 2,628 2.4

Management, administrative, and waste services

Industry NAICS 55-56 337 N/A N/A

Government

Industry N/A N/A 37,913 N/A

Federal government

Industry N/A N/A 6,883 N/A

State government

Industry N/A N/A 11,214 N/A

Local government

Industry N/A N/A 19,840 2.4
Table 8. 2008 categories affected by incorrect hours-based rate data
Category Grouping Code Total fatal injuries (corrected) Total hours worked (corrected) Fatal injury rate (corrected)

Construction and extraction occupations

Occupation SOC 47 N/A 16,481 11.7

Structural iron and steel workers

Occupation SOC 47-2221 N/A 156 46.2

Merchant wholesalers, durable goods

Industry NAICS 423 N/A 4,101 4.4

Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers

Industry NAICS 444 N/A 2,826 2.6

Management, administrative, and waste services

Industry NAICS 55-56 334 N/A N/A

Government

Industry N/A N/A 38,904 N/A

Federal government

Industry N/A N/A 6,885 N/A

State government

Industry N/A N/A 11,242 N/A

Local government

Industry N/A N/A 20,816 N/A
Table 9. 2007 categories affected by incorrect hours-based rate data
Category Grouping Code Total fatal injuries (corrected) Total hours worked (corrected) Fatal injury rate (corrected)

Fishers and related fishing workers

Occupation SOC 45-3011 N/A N/A 110.1

Logging workers

Occupation SOC 45-402 N/A N/A 88.9

Construction and extraction occupations

Occupation SOC 47 N/A 18,481 N/A

Structural iron and steel workers

Occupation SOC 47-2221 N/A N/A 47.9

Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

Occupation SOC 53-201 N/A N/A 70.7

Coal Mining

Industry NAICS 2121 N/A N/A 24.9

Utilities

Industry NAICS 22 N/A 1,776 3.8

Service providing

Industry NAICS 22, 42-99 N/A 174,920 N/A

Trade, transportation, and utilities

Industry NAICS 22, 42-49 N/A 51,111 N/A

Merchant wholesalers, durable goods

Industry NAICS 423 N/A 4,628 4.5

Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers

Industry NAICS 444 N/A 2,960 2.4

Management, administrative, and waste services

Industry NAICS 55-56 399 N/A 6.9

Government

Industry N/A N/A 38,413 N/A

Federal government

Industry N/A N/A 6,643 1.4

State government

Industry N/A N/A 11,592 N/A

Local government

Industry N/A N/A 20,151 N/A
Table 10. 2006 categories affected by incorrect hours-based rate data
Category Grouping Code Total hours worked (corrected) Fatal injury rate (corrected)

Janitors and building cleaners

Occupation SOC 37-2011 and 37-2019 N/A 3.4

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

Occupation SOC 49-3023 N/A 5.2

Welding, soldering, and brazing workers

Occupation SOC 51-412 N/A 9.5

Coal Mining

Industry NAICS 2121 N/A 40.9

Merchant wholesalers, durable goods

Industry NAICS 423 5,041 4.4

Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers

Industry NAICS 444 2,993 2.7

Newspaper publishers

Industry NAICS 51111 N/A 5.4

Amusement, gambling, and recreation industries (except bowling centers)

Industry NAICS 713 exc. 71395 N/A 2.5

Automotive repair and maintenance (except car washes)

Industry NAICS 8111 exc. 811192 N/A 5.7

Government

Industry N/A 37,058 N/A

Federal government

Industry N/A 6,545 N/A

State government

Industry N/A 11,107 N/A

Local government

Industry N/A 19,335 N/A

 

Last Modified Date: March 2, 2017