Fatal occupational injuries by event

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Fatal occupational injuries by event, 2016
Event Number of fatal occupational injuries

Transportation

2,083

Aircraft

130

Pedestrian struck by aircraft or propeller

1

Aircraft crash during takeoff or landing

44

Explosion or fire on aircraft

 

Aircraft crash due to low-altitude entanglement

1

Other in-flight crash

78

Parachuting incident

3

Fall on aircraft during transport

 

Rail vehicle

50

Collision between rail vehicle and another vehicle

36

Derailment

 

Explosion or fire on rail vehicle, transportation

 

Fall or jump from and struck by rail vehicle, transportation

 

Fall or jump from rail vehicle, transportation

 

Fall on rail vehicle, transportation

 

Pedestrian struck by rail vehicle, transportation

11

Animal and other non-motorized vehicle transportation

16

Animal transportation

13

Pedal cycle

3

Pedestrian vehicular

342

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone

58

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in roadway

73

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on side of road

54

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area

142

Water vehicle

48

Water vehicle or propeller struck person

 

Water vehicle collisions

10

Explosion or fire on water vehicle

 

Capsized or sinking water vehicle

11

Fall or jump and struck by water vehicle

 

Fall or jump from water vehicle

16

Machinery or equipment incident on water vehicle

1

Fall on water vehicle

5

Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

1,252

Roadway collision with other vehicle

628

Roadway collision with object other than vehicle

342

Roadway noncollision incident

278

Nonroadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles

245

Nonroadway collision with other vehicle

17

Nonroadway collisions with object other than vehicle

43

Nonroadway noncollision incident

182

Falls, slips, trips

849

Slip or trip without fall

3

Slip without fall

 

Trip without fall

 

Falls on same level

134

Fall on same level due to tripping

32

Fall on same level due to slipping

22

Fall while sitting

 

Fall onto or against object on same level, n.e.c.

4

Falls to lower level

697

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment

65

Fall through surface or existing opening

87

Other fall to lower level

538

Jumps to lower level

4

Jump from collapsing structure or equipment

 

Other jump to lower level

 

Fall or jump curtailed by personal fall arrest system

 

Contact with objects and equipment

761

Needlestick without exposure to harmful substance

 

Struck by object or equipment

553

Struck by powered vehicle, nontransport

232

Struck by rolling object or equipment, other than powered vehicle

13

Struck by falling object or equipment, other than powered vehicle

255

Struck by discharged or flying object

15

Injured by handheld object or equipment

8

Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld

17

Struck against object or equipment

4

Struck against moving object or equipment

 

Struck against stationary object or equipment

3

Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects

117

Caught in running equipment or machinery

103

Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment

 

Compressed or pinched between two stationary objects

 

Entangled in other object or equipment

3

Struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structure, equipment, or material

82

Excavation or trenching cave-in

36

Mine collapse or cave-in

 

Other cave-in

 

Landslide

5

Struck, caught, or crushed in other collapsing structure or equipment

27

Engulfment in other collapsing material

8

Rubbed or abraded by friction or pressure

 

Rubbed or abraded by kneeling on surface

 

Rubbed or abraded by objects being handled

 

Rubbed or abraded by foreign matter in eye

 

Rubbed or abraded by shoes, apparel, or accessories

 

Rubbed, abraded, or jarred by vibration

 

Rubbed, abraded, or jarred by vehicle or mobile equipment vibration

 

Rubbed, abraded, or jarred by other machine or equipment vibration

 

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals

866

Intentional injury by person

792

Intentional injury by other person

500

Self-inflicted injury, intentional

291

Injury by person, unintentional or intent unknown

27

Injury by other person, unintentional or intent unknown

19

Self-inflicted injury, unintentional or intent unknown

8

Animal and insect related incidents

47

Bites and stings

17

Struck by animal

28

Multiple types of animal and insect incidents

 

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

518

Exposure to electricity

154

Direct exposure to electricity

86

Indirect exposure to electricity

66

Exposure to radiation and noise

 

Exposure to light and other radiation

 

Exposure to noise

 

Exposure to temperature extremes

48

Exposure to environmental heat

39

Exposure to environmental cold

5

Contact with hot objects or substances

4

Contact with cold objects or substances

 

Exposure to air and water pressure change

 

Exposure to change in water pressure

 

Exposure to change in air pressure

 

Exposure to other harmful substances

268

Nonmedical use of drugs or alcohol, unintentional overdose

217

Inhalation of harmful substance

39

Ingestion of harmful substance

4

Exposure to harmful substance through skin, eyes, or other exposed tissue

7

Exposure to other harmful substance, multiple routes of exposure

 

Exposure to oxygen deficiency, n.e.c.

47

Drowning, submersion, n.e.c.

25

Choking on object or substance

13

Depletion of oxygen

9

Exposure to traumatic or stressful event, n.e.c.

 

Fires and explosions

88

Fires

32

Collapsing building, structure, or structural element during fire

 

Other structural fire without collapse

15

Vehicle or machinery fire

 

Ignition of clothing from controlled heat source

 

Small-scale (limited) fire

1

Forest or brush fire

3

Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids

7

Explosions

55

Dust explosion

3

Explosion of nonpressurized vapors, gases, or liquids

22

Explosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire

22

Demolition or blasting explosion