Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

IIF 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.
HTML | PDF | RSS | Charts

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.
HTML | PDF | RSS | Charts