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Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

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The Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF) program produces a wide range of information about workplace injuries and illnesses. These data are collected and reported annually through the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI).

For information on nonfatal workplace injury and illness, see the most recently published industry data. See the latest industry incidence rates (OSHA recordable case rates), or calculate a firm's incidence rate by using BLS's incidence rate calculatorMore information on calculating incidence rates.



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Latest Numbers

Nonfatal injuries and illnesses, private industry

Total recordable cases: 2,804,200 in 2022 Historical Data

Cases involving days away from work: 1,184,200 in 2022 Historical Data

Median days away from work (DAFW): 10 in 2022 Historical Data

DAFW Cases involving sprains, strains, tears: 547,980 in 2022 Historical Data

DAFW Cases involving injuries to the back: 250,830 in 2022 Historical Data

DAFW Cases involving falls, slips, trips: 450,540 in 2022 Historical Data

Fatal work-related injuries

Total fatal injuries (all sectors): 5,486 in 2022 Historical Data

Roadway incidents (all sectors): 1,369 in 2022 Historical Data

Falls, slips, trips (all sectors): 865 in 2022 Historical Data

Homicides (all sectors): 524 in 2022 Historical Data

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News Releases

Total of 5,486 fatal work injuries in 2022, up 5.7% from 2021


There were 5,486 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2022, a 5.7-percent increase from 5,190 in 2021. The fatal work injury rate was 3.7 fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers, up from 3.6 per 100,000 FTE in 2021.
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Employers report 2.8 million injury and illness cases in 2022, up 7.5% from 2021


In 2022, employers reported 2.8 million injury and illness cases in private industry, up 7.5 percent from 2021. Injury cases increased 4.5 percent to 2.3 million, while illness cases increased by 26.1 percent to 460,700 cases in 2022.
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Next Release

The Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses data for 2023 are scheduled to be released on Friday, November 8, 2024 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.


The Economics Daily

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Respiratory illnesses up 96 percent in retail trade in 2021

Respiratory illnesses in the retail trade sector rose 96.0 percent from 2020 (21,500 cases) to 2021 (42,100 cases). That drove a 75.6-percent increase in all illnesses (29,500 to 51,850). read more »

Spotlight on Statistics

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Workplace Injuries and Job Requirements for Construction Laborers

In 2020, fatalities caused by falls, slips, and trips accounted for 35.3 percent, (345 of 976) of the fatalities within construction and extraction occupations. Workers in construction and extraction occupations experienced 21,400 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses due to falls, slips, and trips. Of the 345 construction occupation fatalities from falls, 96 were experienced by construction laborers alone. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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Challenges in calculating occupational fatality rates

This article explores the challenges associated with calculating occupational fatality rates in three high-risk occupations: firefighters, young farm workers, and police officers. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

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Understanding latency in fatal occupational injuries

In 2019, 5,333 people died as a result of injuries that occurred at work. Although some fatal injuries result in death on the same day, there are a substantial number of cases that have some latency, or delay between the date of injury and the date of death. This Beyond the Numbers article presents information on these latent cases. read more »

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