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Civilian occupations with high fatal work injury rates

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Civilian occupations with high fatal work injury rates, 2020
Occupation Fatal work injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers) Number of fatal work injuries

All workers

3.4

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Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

20.9 207

Construction managers

3.4 33

Food service managers

1.1 12

Property, real estate, and community association managers

2.6 18

Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers

6.2 11

Registered nurses

0.4 11

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

2.8 9

Firefighters

   

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

13.4  

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers

8.3 61

Supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

2.8 22

First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

15.3 37

Grounds maintenance workers

19.4 202

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

2.0 61

First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

1.0 12

Cashiers (including gaming change persons and booth cashiers)

3.0 54

Retail salespersons

1.6 36

Miscellaneous agricultural workers

16.6 144

Fishing and hunting workers

132.1 42

Logging workers

91.7 42

First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

11.7 88

Carpenters

7.8 79

Construction laborers

18.1 308

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

17.6 56

Electricians

8.0 70

Painters, construction and maintenance

11.6 53

Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

5.2 30

Roofers

47.0 88

Structural iron and steel workers

32.5 16

Helpers, construction trades

43.3 19

Underground mining machine operators

21.6 10

First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

14.4 35

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

7.2 54

Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

6.0 22

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

5.1 22

Industrial machinery installation, repair, and maintenance workers

6.2 30

Maintenance and repair workers, general

12.3 70

Electrical power-line installers and repairers

18.6 26

Telecommunications line installers and repairers

11.6 15

First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

3.2 25

Welding, soldering, and brazing workers

9.2 48

Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

34.3 50

Driver/sales workers and truck drivers

25.8 887

Industrial truck and tractor operators

5.9 32

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

5.0 88

Refuse and recyclable material collectors

33.1 30

See data definitions at www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm.