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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, 2020
Event Number of fatal occupational injuries

Transportation incidents

1,778

Aircraft incidents

80

Pedestrian struck by aircraft or propeller

 

Aircraft crash during takeoff or landing

21

Explosion or fire on aircraft

 

Aircraft crash due to low-altitude entanglement

 

Other in-flight crash

48

Parachuting incident

 

Fall on aircraft during transport

 

Rail vehicle incidents

32

Collision between rail vehicle and another vehicle

24

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

4

Animal and other non-motorized vehicle transportation incidents

 

Animal transportation

 

Pedal cycle

 

Pedestrian vehicular incidents

330

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone

57

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in roadway

90

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on side of road

59

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area

108

Water vehicle incidents

74

Water vehicle or propeller struck person

 

Water vehicle collisions

16

Explosion or fire on water vehicle

1

Capsized or sinking water vehicle

26

Fall or jump and struck by water vehicle

 

Fall or jump from water vehicle

25

Machinery or equipment incident on water vehicle

3

Fall on water vehicle

 

Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

1,038

Roadway collision with other vehicle

537

Roadway collision with object other than vehicle

302

Roadway noncollision incident

196

Nonroadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles

206

Nonroadway collision with other vehicle

8

Nonroadway collisions with object other than vehicle

24

Nonroadway noncollision incident

167

Falls, slips, trips

805

Slip or trip without fall

 

Slip without fall

 

Trip without fall

 

Falls on same level

136

Fall on same level due to tripping

22

Fall on same level due to slipping

19

Fall while sitting

7

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

10

Falls to lower level

645

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment

36

Fall through surface or existing opening

63

Other fall to lower level

525

Jumps to lower level

6

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

716

Needlestick without exposure to harmful substance

 

Struck by object or equipment

468

Struck by powered vehicle, nontransport

174

Struck by rolling object or equipment, other than powered vehicle

8

Struck by falling object or equipment, other than powered vehicle

217

Struck by discharged or flying object

37

Injured by handheld object or equipment

6

Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld

12

Struck against object or equipment

9

Struck against moving object or equipment

 

Struck against stationary object or equipment

5

Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects

142

Caught in running equipment or machinery

89

Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment

13

Compressed or pinched between two stationary objects

3

Entangled in other object or equipment

6

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

93

Excavation or trenching cave-in

26

Mine collapse or cave-in

 

Other cave-in

 

Landslide

1

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

36

Engulfment in other collapsing material

23

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

705

Intentional injury by person

651

Homicides (Intentional injury by other person)

392

Suicides (Self-inflicted injury, intentional)

259

Injury by person, unintentional or intent unknown

32

Injury by other person, unintentional or intent unknown

23

Self-inflicted injury, unintentional or intent unknown

 

Animal and insect related incidents

22

Bites and stings

9

Struck by animal

13

Multiple types of animal and insect incidents

 

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

672

Exposure to electricity

126

Direct exposure to electricity

70

Indirect exposure to electricity

51

Exposure to radiation and noise

 

Exposure to light and other radiation

 

Exposure to noise

 

Exposure to temperature extremes

62

Exposure to environmental heat

56

Exposure to environmental cold

 

Contact with hot objects or substances

 

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

448

Nonmedical use of drugs or alcohol, unintentional overdose

388

Inhalation of harmful substance

50

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.

36

Drowning, submersion, n.e.c.

25

Choking on object or substance

5

Depletion of oxygen

2

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

 

Fires and explosions

71

Fires

31

Collapsing building, structure, or structural element during fire

4

Other structural fire without collapse

7

Vehicle or machinery fire

3

Ignition of clothing from controlled heat source

 

Small-scale (limited) fire

 

Forest or brush fire

 

Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids

10

Explosions

40

Dust explosion

 

Explosion of nonpressurized vapors, gases, or liquids

12

Explosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire

21

Demolition or blasting explosion

1

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