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Fatal occupational injuries by event

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

Fatal occupational injuries by event, 2019
Event Number of fatal occupational injuries

Transportation incidents

2,122

Aircraft incidents

152

Pedestrian struck by aircraft or propeller

 

Aircraft crash during takeoff or landing

73

Explosion or fire on aircraft

 

Aircraft crash due to low-altitude entanglement

3

Other in-flight crash

69

Parachuting incident

7

Fall on aircraft during transport

 

Rail vehicle incidents

47

Collision between rail vehicle and another vehicle

34

Derailment

1

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

9

Animal and other non-motorized vehicle transportation incidents

12

Animal transportation

9

Pedal cycle

3

Pedestrian vehicular incidents

341

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone

56

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in roadway

84

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on side of road

51

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area

135

Water vehicle incidents

63

Water vehicle or propeller struck person

 

Water vehicle collisions

1

Explosion or fire on water vehicle

 

Capsized or sinking water vehicle

25

Fall or jump and struck by water vehicle

1

Fall or jump from water vehicle

23

Machinery or equipment incident on water vehicle

6

Fall on water vehicle

3

Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

1,270

Roadway collision with other vehicle

729

Roadway collision with object other than vehicle

325

Roadway noncollision incident

212

Nonroadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles

236

Nonroadway collision with other vehicle

4

Nonroadway collisions with object other than vehicle

37

Nonroadway noncollision incident

193

Falls, slips, trips

880

Slip or trip without fall

4

Slip without fall

 

Trip without fall

4

Falls on same level

146

Fall on same level due to tripping

28

Fall on same level due to slipping

27

Fall while sitting

6

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

7

Falls to lower level

711

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment

37

Fall through surface or existing opening

95

Other fall to lower level

564

Jumps to lower level

5

Jump from collapsing structure or equipment

 

Other jump to lower level

5

Fall or jump curtailed by personal fall arrest system

 

Contact with objects and equipment

732

Needlestick without exposure to harmful substance

 

Struck by object or equipment

518

Struck by powered vehicle, nontransport

205

Struck by rolling object or equipment, other than powered vehicle

10

Struck by falling object or equipment, other than powered vehicle

241

Struck by discharged or flying object

26

Injured by handheld object or equipment

12

Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld

17

Struck against object or equipment

6

Struck against moving object or equipment

 

Struck against stationary object or equipment

4

Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects

120

Caught in running equipment or machinery

93

Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment

9

Compressed or pinched between two stationary objects

 

Entangled in other object or equipment

3

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

83

Excavation or trenching cave-in

24

Mine collapse or cave-in

1

Other cave-in

 

Landslide

 

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

29

Engulfment in other collapsing material

25

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

841

Intentional injury by person

761

Homicides (Intentional injury by other person)

454

Suicides (Self-inflicted injury, intentional)

307

Injury by person, unintentional or intent unknown

35

Injury by other person, unintentional or intent unknown

19

Self-inflicted injury, unintentional or intent unknown

12

Animal and insect related incidents

45

Bites and stings

15

Struck by animal

29

Multiple types of animal and insect incidents

 

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

642

Exposure to electricity

166

Direct exposure to electricity

87

Indirect exposure to electricity

76

Exposure to radiation and noise

 

Exposure to light and other radiation

 

Exposure to noise

 

Exposure to temperature extremes

53

Exposure to environmental heat

43

Exposure to environmental cold

6

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

379

Nonmedical use of drugs or alcohol, unintentional overdose

313

Inhalation of harmful substance

59

Ingestion of harmful substance

5

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.

42

Drowning, submersion, n.e.c.

22

Choking on object or substance

8

Depletion of oxygen

8

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

 

Fires and explosions

99

Fires

42

Collapsing building, structure, or structural element during fire

4

Other structural fire without collapse

13

Vehicle or machinery fire

4

Ignition of clothing from controlled heat source

 

Small-scale (limited) fire

1

Forest or brush fire

 

Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids

15

Explosions

57

Dust explosion

 

Explosion of nonpressurized vapors, gases, or liquids

30

Explosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire

23

Demolition or blasting explosion

 

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