Fatal occupational injuries by event

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Fatal occupational injuries by event, 2017
Event Number of fatal occupational injuries

Transportation

2,077

Aircraft

126

Pedestrian struck by aircraft or propeller

 

Aircraft crash during takeoff or landing

35

Explosion or fire on aircraft

 

Aircraft crash due to low-altitude entanglement

2

Other in-flight crash

79

Parachuting incident

6

Fall on aircraft during transport

 

Rail vehicle

48

Collision between rail vehicle and another vehicle

33

Derailment

1

Explosion or fire on rail vehicle, transportation

 

Fall or jump from and struck by rail vehicle, transportation

4

Fall or jump from rail vehicle, transportation

1

Fall on rail vehicle, transportation

 

Pedestrian struck by rail vehicle, transportation

7

Animal and other non-motorized vehicle transportation

10

Animal transportation

6

Pedal cycle

4

Pedestrian vehicular

313

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone

56

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in roadway

71

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on side of road

50

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area

125

Water vehicle

68

Water vehicle or propeller struck person

1

Water vehicle collisions

6

Explosion or fire on water vehicle

2

Capsized or sinking water vehicle

24

Fall or jump and struck by water vehicle

1

Fall or jump from water vehicle

25

Machinery or equipment incident on water vehicle

3

Fall on water vehicle

3

Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

1,299

Roadway collision with other vehicle

663

Roadway collision with object other than vehicle

377

Roadway noncollision incident

252

Nonroadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles

209

Nonroadway collision with other vehicle

15

Nonroadway collisions with object other than vehicle

27

Nonroadway noncollision incident

166

Falls, slips, trips

887

Slip or trip without fall

4

Slip without fall

 

Trip without fall

 

Falls on same level

151

Fall on same level due to tripping

31

Fall on same level due to slipping

21

Fall while sitting

4

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

9

Falls to lower level

713

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment

48

Fall through surface or existing opening

85

Other fall to lower level

562

Jumps to lower level

4

Jump from collapsing structure or equipment

 

Other jump to lower level

4

Fall or jump curtailed by personal fall arrest system

 

Contact with objects and equipment

695

Needlestick without exposure to harmful substance

 

Struck by object or equipment

503

Struck by powered vehicle, nontransport

197

Struck by rolling object or equipment, other than powered vehicle

9

Struck by falling object or equipment, other than powered vehicle

237

Struck by discharged or flying object

28

Injured by handheld object or equipment

9

Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld

11

Struck against object or equipment

8

Struck against moving object or equipment

 

Struck against stationary object or equipment

5

Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects

108

Caught in running equipment or machinery

76

Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment

8

Compressed or pinched between two stationary objects

 

Entangled in other object or equipment

 

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

70

Excavation or trenching cave-in

23

Mine collapse or cave-in

4

Other cave-in

 

Landslide

 

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

22

Engulfment in other collapsing material

16

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

807

Intentional injury by person

733

Intentional injury by other person

458

Self-inflicted injury, intentional

275

Injury by person, unintentional or intent unknown

28

Injury by other person, unintentional or intent unknown

24

Self-inflicted injury, unintentional or intent unknown

4

Animal and insect related incidents

46

Bites and stings

17

Struck by animal

28

Multiple types of animal and insect incidents

 

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

531

Exposure to electricity

136

Direct exposure to electricity

79

Indirect exposure to electricity

55

Exposure to radiation and noise

 

Exposure to light and other radiation

 

Exposure to noise

 

Exposure to temperature extremes

38

Exposure to environmental heat

32

Exposure to environmental cold

3

Contact with hot objects or substances

3

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

317

Nonmedical use of drugs or alcohol, unintentional overdose

272

Inhalation of harmful substance

43

Ingestion of harmful substance

 

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

 

Exposure to other harmful substance, multiple routes of exposure

 

Exposure to oxygen deficiency, n.e.c.

39

Drowning, submersion, n.e.c.

27

Choking on object or substance

10

Depletion of oxygen

 

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

 

Fires and explosions

123

Fires

38

Collapsing building, structure, or structural element during fire

3

Other structural fire without collapse

14

Vehicle or machinery fire

3

Ignition of clothing from controlled heat source

3

Small-scale (limited) fire

 

Forest or brush fire

7

Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids

5

Explosions

85

Dust explosion

6

Explosion of nonpressurized vapors, gases, or liquids

28

Explosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire

41

Demolition or blasting explosion