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TABLE A-9. Fatal occupational injuries by event or exposure for all fatal injuries and major private industry(1)sector, all United States, 2017
Event or exposure(2) Event code(2) Total fatal injuries (number) Goods producing Service providing
Total goods producing Natural resources and mining(3) Construction Manufacturing Total service providing Trade, transportation and utilities Information Financial activities Professional and business services Educational and health services Leisure and hospitality Other services

Total

  5,147 1,967 693 971 303 2,707 1,371 43 101 532 189 262 205

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals

1

807 143 56 56 31 529 217 6 33 71 47 100 55

Intentional injury by person

11

733 104 26 47 31 506 209 6 32 65 46 95 53

Intentional injury by other person

111

458 46 11 22 13 337 155 - 22 30 28 69 31

Shooting by other person--intentional

1111

351 30 8 11 11 265 122 1 19 21 17 58 27

Stabbing, cutting, slashing, piercing

1112

47 5 - 1 - 37 17 - - 4 6 6 2

Hitting, kicking, beating, shoving

1113

30 5 - 5 - 18 10 - 1 - 3 - -

Strangulation by other person

1114

5 1 1 - - 4 - - - - - - -

Bombing, arson

1115

1 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Multiple violent acts by other person

1118

8 2 - 2 - 5 2 - - 1 - - 2

Self-inflicted injury--intentional

112

275 58 15 25 18 169 54 4 10 35 18 26 22

Shooting--intentional self-harm

1121

144 29 7 12 10 80 28 - 3 18 6 14 10

Hanging, strangulation, asphyxiation--intentional self-harm

1122

95 28 8 12 8 57 20 - 5 11 - 8 10

Jumping from building or other structure--intentional self-harm

1123

10 - - - - 10 - - - 3 6 - -

Cutting, stabbing--intentional self-harm

1124

4 - - - - 4 - - - - - - 1

Drug overdose--intentional self-harm

1125

7 - - - - 7 - - - - - 1 -

Inhalation of substance--intentional self-harm

1126

6 - - - - 4 - - - - - 1 -

Injury by person--unintentional or intent unknown

12

28 4 - 3 - 14 5 - 1 - - 5 -

Injury by other person--unintentional or intent unknown

121

24 3 - - - 11 4 - - - - 5 -

Shooting by other person--unintentional

1211

10 1 - 1 - 5 3 - - - - 2 -

Injured by physical contact with other person in sporting event or physical training

1212

2 - - - - 2 - - - - - 2 -

Injured by physical contact with person while restraining, subduing--unintentional

1214

6 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Self-inflicted injury--unintentional or intent unknown

122

4 - - - - 3 1 - 1 - - - -

Self-inflicted shooting--unintentional

1221

1 - - - - 1 - - 1 - - - -

Self-inflicted shooting--intent unknown

1222

- - - - - - 1 - - - - - -

Animal and insect related incidents

13

46 35 29 6 - 9 3 - - 5 - - -

Bites and stings

131

17 9 3 6 - 6 - - - 4 - - -

Stings and venomous bites

1311

14 9 3 6 - 5 - - - 3 - - -

Struck by animal

132

28 25 25 - - 3 - - - 1 - - -

Trampled by or stepped on by animal

1321

5 5 5 - - - - - - - - - -

Kicked by animal

1322

8 8 8 - - - - - - - - - -

Mauled, clawed, or scratched by animal

1323

- - - - - - - - - 1 - - -

Gored or rammed by animal

1324

7 7 7 - - - - - - - - - -

Transportation incidents

2

2,077 642 329 234 79 1,207 799 22 28 165 69 66 57

Aircraft incidents

21

126 15 10 - 2 76 28 - - 9 29 5 2

Aircraft crash during takeoff or landing

212

35 3 3 - - 28 11 - - - 13 - 1

Aircraft crash during takeoff or landing--due to mechanical failure

2121

5 - - - - 5 1 - - - 2 - 1

Aircraft crash during takeoff or landing--into structure, object, or ground

2124

29 3 3 - - 22 9 - - - 11 - -

Aircraft crash due to low-altitude entanglement

214

2 2 2 - - - - - - - - - -

Other in-flight crash

215

79 8 5 1 2 42 17 - 1 6 13 3 1

Other in-flight crash due to mechanical failure

2151

14 1 - 1 - 12 4 - 1 - - - -

Other in-flight crash into structure, object, or ground

2153

42 5 3 - 2 28 12 - - - 10 - 1

Parachuting incident

216

6 - - - - 5 - - - - 3 2 -

Rail vehicle incidents

22

48 17 8 7 - 28 20 - - - - 2 -

Collision between rail vehicle and another vehicle

221

33 14 7 6 - 18 12 - - - - 1 -

Collision between rail and roadway vehicles

2212

33 14 7 6 - 18 12 - - - - 1 -

Derailment

222

1 - - - - 1 1 - - - - - -

Fall or jump from and struck by rail vehicle--transportation incident

224

4 - - - - 3 1 - - - - 1 -

Fall or jump from rail vehicle--transportation incident

225

1 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Pedestrian struck by rail vehicle--transportation incident

227

7 - - - - 6 6 - - - - - -

Animal and other non-motorized vehicle transportation incidents

23

10 - - - - 8 1 - - - 1 6 -

Animal transportation incident

231

6 - - - - 4 - - - - - 4 -

Thrown, fell, or jumped from animal being ridden

2313

4 - - - - 4 - - - - - 4 -

Pedal cycle incident

232

4 - - - - 4 1 - - - 1 - -

Pedal cycle collision in roadway

2321

4 - - - - 4 1 - - - 1 - -

Pedestrian vehicular incident

24

313 97 22 59 16 167 90 - - 45 6 9 14

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone

241

56 34 - 34 - 7 - - - 7 - - -

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in work zone

2412

42 27 - 27 - 5 - - - 5 - - -

Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in work zone

2413

11 4 - 4 - - - - - - - - -

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in roadway

242

71 13 5 5 3 39 20 - - 10 4 3 1

Pedestrian struck by vehicle propelled by another vehicle in roadway

2421

6 - - 1 - 1 - - - 1 - - -

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in roadway

2422

61 10 4 3 3 36 19 - - 9 3 3 1

Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in roadway

2423

4 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on side of road

243

50 - - - - 41 26 - - 9 - 1 4

Pedestrian struck by vehicle propelled by another vehicle on side of road

2431

6 - - - - 4 1 - - - - 1 1

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle on side of road

2432

40 - - - - 34 22 - - 8 - - 3

Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up on side of road

2433

3 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area

244

125 42 16 14 12 75 42 - - 16 1 5 9

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in nonroadway area

2442

62 16 6 5 5 41 20 - - 7 1 5 7

Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area

2443

53 23 8 8 7 27 18 - - 7 - - 1

Water vehicle incidents

25

68 41 37 - 2 22 15 - - - - 3 -

Water vehicle or propeller struck person

251

1 - - - - 1 - - - 1 - - -

Water vehicle collisions

252

6 1 1 - - 3 - - - - - 2 -

Collision between water vehicles

2521

3 - - - - 2 - - - - - 2 -

Explosion or fire on water vehicle

253

2 - - - - 2 2 - - - - - -

Capsized or sinking water vehicle

254

24 20 17 - 2 4 - - - - - - -

Fall or jump and struck by water vehicle

255

1 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Fall or jump from water vehicle

256

25 14 14 - - 9 7 - - - - - -

Machinery or equipment incident on water vehicle

257

3 3 3 - - - - - - - - - -

Fall on water vehicle

258

3 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

26

1,299 333 135 150 48 841 621 20 23 88 31 26 31

Roadway collision with other vehicle

261

663 146 60 63 23 448 306 15 12 50 26 19 19

Roadway collision--moving in same direction

2611

189 41 21 15 5 138 102 2 3 17 - 5 5

Roadway collision--moving in opposite directions, oncoming

2612

214 37 12 16 9 153 101 7 5 12 8 8 12

Roadway collision--moving perpendicularly

2613

149 46 24 18 4 82 40 5 - 14 13 6 -

Roadway collision--moving and standing vehicle in roadway

2614

77 18 3 13 - 51 44 1 - 5 - - -

Roadway collision--moving and standing vehicle on side of roadway

2615

29 3 - - - 22 17 - - - - - 1

Roadway collision with object other than vehicle

262

377 93 24 49 20 253 210 - 8 22 3 4 4

Vehicle struck object or animal in roadway

2621

19 4 - - - 13 11 - - 1 - - -

Vehicle struck object or animal on side of roadway

2622

348 86 22 44 20 235 195 - 7 21 3 4 3

Vehicle struck by falling or flying object--roadway

2623

9 - - - - 5 4 - - - - - -

Roadway noncollision incident

263

252 94 51 38 5 138 104 - 3 16 - 3 8

Jack-knifed or overturned, roadway

2631

197 70 43 23 4 110 91 - 1 10 - 1 6

Ran off roadway

2632

16 5 3 - - 11 7 - - - - - -

Fall or jump from and struck by same vehicle in normal operation, roadway

2634

14 7 - 5 - 6 1 - - 4 - - -

Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, roadway

2636

16 9 - 7 - 6 - - 1 - - - -

Nonroadway incident involving motorized land vehicles

27

209 134 112 13 9 65 24 - - 19 - 15 6

Nonroadway collision with other vehicle

271

15 8 5 - 1 7 - - - - - 4 -

Moving in same direction, nonroadway

2711

4 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Collision between a moving and standing vehicle, nonroadway

2713

9 5 4 - 1 4 - - - - - 1 -

Nonroadway collision with object other than vehicle

272

27 13 12 - 1 14 8 - - - - 3 -

Part of occupants body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident

2721

3 2 1 - 1 - - - - - - - -

Nonroadway noncollision incident

273

166 112 94 11 7 44 14 - - 17 - 8 5

Jack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway

2731

111 78 67 5 6 28 7 - - 13 - 4 4

Ran off driving surface, nonroadway

2732

6 - - - - 4 - - - - - - 1

Fall or jump from and struck by same vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway

2734

27 22 18 3 1 5 - - - 3 - - -

Fall or jump from and struck by another vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway

2735

1 - - - - 1 - - - - - 1 -

Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway

2736

14 8 6 - - 4 3 - - - - 1 -

Fires and explosions

3

123 62 26 15 21 49 22 - - 9 - 6 8

Fires

31

38 19 11 3 5 10 5 - - - - 3 1

Collapsing building, structure, or structural element during fire

3110

3 - - 1 - - - - - - - - -

Other structural fire without collapse

3120

14 5 1 2 - 3 - - - - - - -

Vehicle or machinery fire

3130

3 1 1 - - - - - - - - - -

Ignition of clothing from controlled heat source

3140

3 - - - - - - - - - - - 1

Forest or brush fire

3160

7 6 6 - - - - - - - - - -

Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids

3170

5 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Explosions

32

85 43 15 12 16 39 17 - - 9 - 3 7

Dust explosion

3210

6 5 - - 5 - - - - - - - -

Explosion of nonpressurized vapors, gases, or liquids

3220

28 15 7 3 5 13 5 - - - - - -

Explosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire

3230

41 18 5 8 5 22 11 - - 5 - - 5

Falls, slips, trips

4

887 481 45 386 50 363 123 9 16 125 29 35 25

Slip or trip without fall

41

4 - - - - 3 - - - - - - -

Falls on same level

42

151 36 10 15 11 96 42 - 4 13 18 10 7

Fall on same level due to tripping

421

31 4 - - 3 22 10 - - - 6 - -

Fall on same level due to tripping while climbing stairs, steps, or curbs

4211

7 - - - - 5 3 - - - - - -

Fall on same level due to tripping over an object

4213

8 - - - - 6 - - - - - - -

Fall on same level due to tripping over self

4214

5 - - - - 4 - - - - 1 - -

Fall on same level due to slipping

422

21 - - - - 13 - - - - 4 - -

Fall while sitting

423

4 3 - - - - - - - - - - -

Falls to lower level

43

713 438 35 366 37 255 77 5 12 110 9 24 17

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment

431

48 31 - 26 3 16 - - - 8 - 3 1

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment less than 6 feet

4311

3 3 1 - - - - - - - - - -

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 6 to 10 feet

4312

3 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 11 to 15 feet

4313

9 8 - 7 - - - - - - - - -

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 16 to 20 feet

4314

8 2 - 2 - 5 - - - - - 2 -

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 21 to 25 feet

4315

4 3 - 3 - 1 - - - - - 1 -

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 26 to 30 feet

4316

3 - - - - 1 - - - - - - 1

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment more than 30 feet

4317

15 8 - 7 - 7 - - - 7 - - -

Fall through surface or existing opening

432

85 69 - 59 8 14 - - - 7 - 3 -

Fall through surface or existing opening 6 to 10 feet

4322

5 4 - 4 - - - - - - - - -

Fall through surface or existing opening 11 to 15 feet

4323

11 9 - 8 - - - - - - - - -

Fall through surface or existing opening 16 to 20 feet

4324

20 16 1 14 1 4 - - - - - - -

Fall through surface or existing opening 21 to 25 feet

4325

10 9 - 7 - - - - - - - - -

Fall through surface or existing opening 26 to 30 feet

4326

9 9 - 7 - - - - - - - - -

Fall through surface or existing opening more than 30 feet

4327

25 19 - 17 - 6 - - - 4 - - -

Other fall to lower level

433

562 329 30 273 26 218 72 5 9 95 6 17 13

Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet

4331

79 23 6 10 7 52 22 - - 13 3 7 4

Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet

4332

84 43 6 36 - 39 15 - - 14 - - 4

Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet

4333

102 76 3 69 4 23 12 - - 6 - - -

Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet

4334

62 45 - 40 4 17 4 - - 10 - - -

Other fall to lower level 21 to 25 feet

4335

43 34 - 31 - 9 - 1 - 6 - - -

Other fall to lower level 26 to 30 feet

4336

35 23 - 21 - 11 - - - 9 - - -

Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet

4337

83 45 4 40 - 35 7 - - 25 - - -

Jumps to lower level

44

4 - - - - 2 1 - - - - - 1

Other jump to lower level

442

4 - - - - 2 1 - - - - - 1

Other jump to lower level 6 to 10 feet

4422

1 - - - - 1 - - - - - - 1

Other jump to lower level 11 to 15 feet

4423

1 - - - - 1 1 - - - - - -

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

5

531 217 31 145 41 288 98 5 19 64 30 46 24

Exposure to electricity

51

136 85 7 71 7 46 12 - - 20 1 7 4

Direct exposure to electricity

511

79 54 - 47 5 21 9 - - 5 1 3 3

Direct exposure to electricity, 220 volts or less

5111

30 23 - 18 4 7 - - - - 1 - -

Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts

5112

49 31 - 29 - 14 8 - - 4 - - 1

Indirect exposure to electricity

512

55 31 5 24 - 23 - - - 15 - 4 -

Indirect exposure to electricity, 220 volts or less

5121

8 6 - 5 1 - - - - - - - -

Indirect exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts

5122

47 25 5 19 - 21 - - - 15 - - -

Exposure to temperature extremes

53

38 22 4 12 6 14 6 - - 7 - - -

Exposure to environmental heat

531

32 19 4 12 3 11 4 - - 7 - - -

Exposure to environmental cold

532

3 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Contact with hot objects or substances

533

3 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Exposure to other harmful substances

55

317 104 17 59 28 201 73 5 17 32 26 29 18

Nonmedical use of drugs or alcohol--unintentional overdose

551

272 77 10 46 21 186 66 5 15 28 26 29 16

Inhalation of harmful substance

552

43 26 6 13 7 15 7 - - 4 - - -

Inhalation of harmful substance--single episode

5521

43 26 6 13 7 15 7 - - 4 - - -

Exposure to oxygen deficiency, n.e.c.

56

39 6 3 3 - 26 7 - - 5 - 9 -

Drowning, submersion, n.e.c.

561

27 5 - 3 - 16 4 - - 5 - 5 1

Choking on object or substance

562

10 - - - - 9 3 - - - - 4 -

Contact with objects and equipment

6

695 417 205 133 79 257 106 - 4 95 7 8 36

Struck by object or equipment

62

503 278 158 80 40 207 83 - 3 75 4 6 35

Struck by powered vehicle--nontransport

621

197 97 70 23 4 94 41 - 1 19 1 - 29

Caught between rolling powered vehicle and other object

6211

20 10 8 1 - 10 8 - - - - - -

Struck or run over by rolling powered vehicle

6212

66 34 24 8 - 29 11 - - 5 1 - 11

Struck by swinging part of powered vehicle

6213

13 7 3 4 - 4 - - - - - - -

Struck by falling part of powered vehicle still attached

6214

44 27 20 6 1 17 7 - - 6 - 1 3

Struck by powered vehicle tipping over--nontransport

6215

12 7 4 3 - 5 - - 1 - - - 2

Struck by other falling powered vehicle

6216

37 9 9 - - 28 11 - - 3 - - 13

Struck by rolling object or equipment--other than powered vehicle

622

9 7 5 - - - - - 1 - - - -

Struck by rolling object or equipment being pushed by injured worker

6221

1 - - - - 1 - - 1 - - - -

Struck by object or equipment rolling freely

6223

5 4 3 - - - - - - - - - -

Struck by falling object or equipment--other than powered vehicle

623

237 137 72 44 21 93 35 - - 48 - 3 5

Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery--other than vehicle part

6233

55 29 9 11 9 25 20 - - 5 - - -

Struck by discharged or flying object

624

28 17 8 3 6 10 3 - - 4 1 - 1

Struck by dislodged flying object, particle

6241

16 11 6 - 3 5 - - - 3 - - 1

Struck by discharged object or substance

6242

5 4 - - 3 - - - - - - - -

Struck by thrown object--unintentional injury

6243

1 - - - - 1 - - - - 1 - -

Injured by handheld object or equipment

625

9 4 - 3 - 3 - - - - - - -

Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker

6252

5 3 - 3 - - - - - - - - -

Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld

626

11 10 3 3 4 1 1 - - - - - -

Struck by or caught in swinging door or gate

6261

1 1 - - 1 - - - - - - - -

Struck against object or equipment

63

8 3 - - - 4 - - - - - - -

Struck against stationary object or equipment

632

5 - - - - 3 - - - - - - -

Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects

64

108 80 34 15 31 27 13 - - 11 - - -

Caught in running equipment or machinery

641

76 55 28 4 23 20 8 - - 9 - - -

Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning

6411

37 26 12 1 13 11 5 - - 4 - - -

Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation

6412

31 22 11 - 9 8 3 - - 4 - - -

Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment

642

8 5 - - 3 3 - - - - - - -

Compressed or pinched between two stationary objects

643

- - - 1 - - - - - - - - -

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

65

70 52 12 35 5 17 8 - - 7 - - -

Excavation or trenching cave-in

651

23 21 - 19 - - - - - - - - -

Mine collapse or cave-in

652

4 4 4 - - - - - - - - - -

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

655

22 17 - 15 1 5 - - - - - - -

Engulfment in other collapsing material

656

16 8 5 - - 8 7 - - 1 - - -

Overexertion and bodily reaction

7

16 - - - - 8 3 - - - 3 - -

Overexertion involving outside sources

71

13 - - - - 6 - - - - - - -

Overexertion in lifting, lowering

711

8 - - - - 5 - - - - - - -

Overexertion in lifting--single episode

7111

6 - - - - 3 - - - - - - -

Overexertion in lifting--multiple episodes

7112

- - - - - - 1 - - - - - -

Footnotes
(1) CFOI has used several versions of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) since 2003 to define industry. For more information on the version of NAICS used in this year, see our definitions page at https://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm.
(2) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 implemented for 2011 data forward.
(3) Includes fatal injuries at all establishments categorized as Mining (Sector 21) in the North American Industry Classification System, including establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction.

Note: Data for all years are revised and final. Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Dashes indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria. N.e.c. means "not elsewhere classified." CFOI fatal injury counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state, New York City, District of Columbia, and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 2018