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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, 2019
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

23.2 238

Construction managers

0.7 7

Food service managers

1.8 24

Property, real estate, and community association managers

3.1 22

Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers

6.5 18

Registered nurses

0.6 18

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

3.2 8

Fire fighters

   

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

11.1 86

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers

6.8 63

Supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

1.7 18

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

12.6 35

Grounds maintenance workers

19.8 229

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

2.4 81

First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

1.4 18

Cashiers (including gaming change persons and booth cashiers )

2.2 51

Retail salespersons

1.4 36

Miscellaneous agricultural workers

19.8 181

Fishers and related fishing workers

145 44

Logging workers

68.9 46

First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

18.7 136

Carpenters

7.9 99

Construction laborers

15 293

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

12.8 52

Electricians

7.2 68

Painters, construction and maintenance

7.5 42

Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

6.1 40

Roofers

54 111

Structural iron and steel workers

26.3 18

Helpers, construction trades

40 20

Mining machine operators

  4

First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

14.6 44

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

6.8 60

Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

7.7 28

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

6.8 31

Industrial machinery installation, repair, and maintenance workers

6.4 32

Maintenance and repairs workers, general

13.4 78

Electrical power-line installers and repairers

13.3 20

Telecommunications line installers and repairers

7.8 15

First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

2.6 24

Welding, soldering, and brazing workers

8.1 50

Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

61.8 85

Driver/sales workers and truck drivers

26.8 1,005

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

8 57

Industrial truck and tractor operators

7 41

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

5 102

Refuse and recyclable material collectors

35.2 31

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