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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, 2018
Event Number of fatal occupational injuries

Transportation incidents

2,080

Aircraft incidents

133

Pedestrian struck by aircraft or propeller

1

Aircraft crash during takeoff or landing

43

Explosion or fire on aircraft

 

Aircraft crash due to low-altitude entanglement

16

Other in-flight crash

68

Parachuting incident

4

Fall on aircraft during transport

 

Rail vehicle incidents

48

Collision between rail vehicle and another vehicle

35

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

9

Animal and other non-motorized vehicle transportation incidents

15

Animal transportation

13

Pedal cycle

 

Pedestrian vehicular incidents

325

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone

58

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in roadway

76

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on side of road

54

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area

126

Water vehicle incidents

58

Water vehicle or propeller struck person

 

Water vehicle collisions

7

Explosion or fire on water vehicle

 

Capsized or sinking water vehicle

17

Fall or jump and struck by water vehicle

1

Fall or jump from water vehicle

24

Machinery or equipment incident on water vehicle

2

Fall on water vehicle

 

Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

1,276

Roadway collision with other vehicle

677

Roadway collision with object other than vehicle

373

Roadway noncollision incident

222

Nonroadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles

225

Nonroadway collision with other vehicle

10

Nonroadway collisions with object other than vehicle

47

Nonroadway noncollision incident

164

Falls, slips, trips

791

Slip or trip without fall

4

Slip without fall

 

Trip without fall

 

Falls on same level

154

Fall on same level due to tripping

33

Fall on same level due to slipping

32

Fall while sitting

4

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

6

Falls to lower level

615

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment

50

Fall through surface or existing opening

83

Other fall to lower level

468

Jumps to lower level

3

Jump from collapsing structure or equipment

 

Other jump to lower level

3

Fall or jump curtailed by personal fall arrest system

 

Contact with objects and equipment

786

Needlestick without exposure to harmful substance

 

Struck by object or equipment

566

Struck by powered vehicle, nontransport

215

Struck by rolling object or equipment, other than powered vehicle

4

Struck by falling object or equipment, other than powered vehicle

278

Struck by discharged or flying object

32

Injured by handheld object or equipment

11

Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld

15

Struck against object or equipment

6

Struck against moving object or equipment

 

Struck against stationary object or equipment

3

Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects

137

Caught in running equipment or machinery

106

Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment

11

Compressed or pinched between two stationary objects

 

Entangled in other object or equipment

 

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

73

Excavation or trenching cave-in

17

Mine collapse or cave-in

 

Other cave-in

 

Landslide

 

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

29

Engulfment in other collapsing material

22

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

828

Intentional injury by person

757

Homicides (Intentional injury by other person)

453

Suicides (Self-inflicted injury, intentional)

304

Injury by person, unintentional or intent unknown

28

Injury by other person, unintentional or intent unknown

19

Self-inflicted injury, unintentional or intent unknown

9

Animal and insect related incidents

43

Bites and stings

11

Struck by animal

31

Multiple types of animal and insect incidents

1

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

621

Exposure to electricity

160

Direct exposure to electricity

82

Indirect exposure to electricity

73

Exposure to radiation and noise

 

Exposure to light and other radiation

 

Exposure to noise

 

Exposure to temperature extremes

60

Exposure to environmental heat

49

Exposure to environmental cold

3

Contact with hot objects or substances

8

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

355

Nonmedical use of drugs or alcohol, unintentional overdose

305

Inhalation of harmful substance

42

Ingestion of harmful substance

4

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

3

Exposure to other harmful substance, multiple routes of exposure

 

Exposure to oxygen deficiency, n.e.c.

46

Drowning, submersion, n.e.c.

27

Choking on object or substance

12

Depletion of oxygen

7

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

 

Fires and explosions

115

Fires

44

Collapsing building, structure, or structural element during fire

7

Other structural fire without collapse

12

Vehicle or machinery fire

6

Ignition of clothing from controlled heat source

 

Small-scale (limited) fire

2

Forest or brush fire

6

Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids

6

Explosions

71

Dust explosion

1

Explosion of nonpressurized vapors, gases, or liquids

30

Explosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire

30

Demolition or blasting explosion

1