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Civilian occupations with high fatal work injury rates

Charts related to the latest "Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries" news release   |   More chart packages

Civilian occupations with high fatal work injury rates, 2018
Occupation Fatal work injury rate (per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers) Number of fatal work injuries

All workers

3.5

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Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

24.7 257

Construction managers

0.7 8

Food service managers

1.2 16

Property, real estate, and community association managers

2.7 17

Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers

7.6 22

Registered nurses

0.4 13

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

6.5 16

Fire fighters

3.4 32

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

13.7 108

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers

6.4 58

Supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

2.2 22

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

20.2 48

Grounds maintenance workers

18.6 225

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

2.3 79

First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

1.7 23

Cashiers (including gaming change persons and booth cashiers )

2.1 47

Retail salespersons

1.7 46

Miscellaneous agricultural workers

18.0 157

Fishers and related fishing workers

77.4 30

Logging workers

97.6 56

First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

21.0 144

Carpenters

6.6 86

Construction laborers

13.0 259

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

10.6 39

Electricians

8.8 80

Painters, construction and maintenance

5.3 29

Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

5.6 37

Roofers

51.5 96

Structural iron and steel workers

23.6 15

Helpers, construction trades

15.8 11

Mining machine operators

11.0 9

First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

15.1 46

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

6.1 58

Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

9.5 39

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

8.5 40

Industrial machinery installation, repair, and maintenance workers

5.0 27

Maintenance and repairs workers, general

12.5 64

Electrical power-line installers and repairers

19.3 29

Telecommunications line installers and repairers

4.6 10

First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

2.9 26

Welding, soldering, and brazing workers

6.2 42

Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

58.9 70

Driver/sales workers and truck drivers

26.0 966

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

6.7 47

Industrial truck and tractor operators

6.8 44

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

5.8 113

Refuse and recyclable material collectors

44.3 37