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Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
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TABLE A-9. Fatal occupational injuries by event or exposure for all fatal injuries and major private industry sector, all United States, 2019
Event or exposure(1) Event code(1) Total fatal injuries (number) Goods producing(2) Service providing(2)
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

  5,333 - 700 1,061 - - 1,404 - 108 - 197 271 210

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals

1

841 - 62 - - - 229 - 38 63 - 103 61

Intentional injury by person

11

761 - 36 - - - - - 37 59 - 96 56

Intentional injury by other person

111

454 - 9 - - - - - 27 - - 72 32

Shooting by other person--intentional

1111

363 - - - - - 105 - 19 - - 55 25

Stabbing, cutting, slashing, piercing

1112

42 - - - - - 16 - 3 - - 7 -

Hitting, kicking, beating, shoving

1113

28 - - - - - - - - - - 9 -

Strangulation by other person

1114

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

Multiple violent acts by other person

1118

7 - - - - - - - - - - - 3

Self-inflicted injury--intentional

112

307 - 27 - - - - - 10 - - 24 24

Shooting--intentional self-harm

1121

136 - 16 - - - - - - - - 8 12

Hanging, strangulation, asphyxiation--intentional self-harm

1122

117 - 8 - - - - - - - - - -

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

1123

22 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Cutting, stabbing--intentional self-harm

1124

13 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Drug overdose--intentional self-harm

1125

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

Inhalation of substance--intentional self-harm

1126

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

Injury by person--unintentional or intent unknown

12

35 - - - - - - - 1 1 - - 2

Injury by other person--unintentional or intent unknown

121

19 - - - - - - - 1 - - - 2

Shooting by other person--unintentional

1211

13 - - - - - - - - - - - 2

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

1212

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

Self-inflicted injury--unintentional or intent unknown

122

12 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Self-inflicted shooting--unintentional

1221

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

Drug overdose--intent unknown

1224

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

Animal and insect related incidents

13

45 - 26 - - - - - - 3 - - 3

Bites and stings

131

15 - - - - - - - - 3 - - 3

Stings and venomous bites

1311

13 - - - - - - - - 3 - - -

Struck by animal

132

29 - 24 - - - - - - - - - -

Trampled by or stepped on by animal

1321

10 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Kicked by animal

1322

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

Gored or rammed by animal

1324

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

Transportation incidents

2

2,122 - - 256 - - - - - - - 57 40

Aircraft incidents

21

152 - - - - - 44 - - - - 7 -

Aircraft crash during takeoff or landing

212

73 - - - - - 26 - - - - - -

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

2121

13 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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

2124

50 - - - - - 17 - - - - - -

Aircraft crash due to low-altitude entanglement

214

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

Other in-flight crash

215

69 - - - - - 18 - - - - - -

Other in-flight crash due to mechanical failure

2151

23 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Other in-flight crash between air vehicles

2152

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

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

2153

36 - - - - - 7 - - - - - -

Parachuting incident

216

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

Rail vehicle incidents

22

47 - - 7 - - - - - 5 - - -

Collision between rail vehicle and another vehicle

221

34 - - 7 - - - - - 3 - - -

Derailment

222

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

Pedestrian struck by rail vehicle--transportation incident

227

9 - - - - - 3 - - - - - -

Animal and other non-motorized vehicle transportation incidents

23

12 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Animal transportation incident

231

9 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Thrown, fell, or jumped from animal being ridden

2313

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

Thrown, tipped, or fell from animal-drawn vehicle

2314

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

Pedal cycle incident

232

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

Pedal cycle collision in roadway

2321

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

Pedestrian vehicular incident

24

341 - - - - - - - - - - 10 14

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone

241

56 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in work zone

2412

36 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in work zone

2413

15 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in roadway

242

84 - - - - - - - - - - 5 5

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in roadway

2422

74 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in roadway

2423

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

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on side of road

243

51 - - - - - 20 - - - - - 3

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle on side of road

2432

42 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area

244

135 - - - - - - - - - - - 6

Pedestrian struck by vehicle propelled by another vehicle in nonroadway area

2441

5 - - - - - - - - - - - 1

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in nonroadway area

2442

64 - - - - - 19 - - - - - 5

Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area

2443

54 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Water vehicle incidents

25

63 - - 5 - - 13 - - - - - -

Water vehicle collisions

252

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

Collision between water vehicles

2521

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

Capsized or sinking water vehicle

254

25 - - 2 - - - - - - - - -

Fall or jump and struck by water vehicle

255

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

Fall or jump from water vehicle

256

23 - - - - - 8 - - - - - -

Machinery or equipment incident on water vehicle

257

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

Fall on water vehicle

258

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

Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

26

1,270 - - 142 - - - - - - - 27 23

Roadway collision with other vehicle

261

729 - - 81 - - - - - - - 19 16

Roadway collision--moving in same direction

2611

194 - - 24 - - 105 - - 13 - - -

Roadway collision--moving in opposite directions, oncoming

2612

258 - - 32 - - - - - 32 - - 6

Roadway collision--moving perpendicularly

2613

153 - - 12 - - - - - - - - 3

Roadway collision--moving and standing vehicle in roadway

2614

92 - - 10 - - - - - - - - 3

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

2615

24 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Roadway collision with object other than vehicle

262

325 - - 34 - - - - - - - - 5

Vehicle struck object or animal in roadway

2621

16 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Vehicle struck object or animal on side of roadway

2622

301 - - - - - 171 - - - - - 5

Vehicle struck by falling or flying object--roadway

2623

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

Roadway noncollision incident

263

212 - - 25 - - 93 - - - - - 2

Jack-knifed or overturned, roadway

2631

164 - - 20 - - - - - - - - 1

Ran off roadway

2632

20 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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

2634

7 - - - - - - - - 3 - - -

Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, roadway

2636

10 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Nonroadway incident involving motorized land vehicles

27

236 - - - - - - - - - - - 3

Nonroadway collision with other vehicle

271

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

Nonroadway collision with object other than vehicle

272

37 - - - - - 10 - - - - - -

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

2721

10 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Nonroadway noncollision incident

273

193 - - - - - 16 - - - - 6 3

Jack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway

2731

128 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Ran off driving surface, nonroadway

2732

13 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Struck by shifting load during transport, nonroadway

2733

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

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

2734

25 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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

2735

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

Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway

2736

13 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Fires and explosions

3

99 - 15 7 - - 34 - - - - 3 14

Fires

31

42 - 6 - - - 12 - - - - - 8

Collapsing building, structure, or structural element during fire

3110

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

Other structural fire without collapse

3120

13 - - - - - - - - - - - 3

Vehicle or machinery fire

3130

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

Small-scale (limited) fire

3150

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

Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids

3170

15 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Explosions

32

57 - 9 5 - - 22 - - - - 1 6

Explosion of nonpressurized vapors, gases, or liquids

3220

30 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Explosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire

3230

23 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Falls, slips, trips

4

880 - 48 - - - 101 - - - - 30 17

Slip or trip without fall

41

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

Trip without fall

412

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

Falls on same level

42

146 - - - - - 35 - - - - - 4

Fall on same level due to tripping

421

28 - - - - - 7 - - - - - -

Fall on same level due to tripping on uneven surface

4212

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

Fall on same level due to tripping over an object

4213

14 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Fall on same level due to slipping

422

27 - - - - - 10 - - - - - -

Fall while sitting

423

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

Falls to lower level

43

711 - 38 - - - 61 - - - - - 13

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment

431

37 - 4 - - - - - - - - - -

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 6 to 10 feet

4312

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

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 11 to 15 feet

4313

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

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 16 to 20 feet

4314

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

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 21 to 25 feet

4315

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

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 26 to 30 feet

4316

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

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment more than 30 feet

4317

12 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Fall through surface or existing opening

432

95 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Fall through surface or existing opening 11 to 15 feet

4323

13 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Fall through surface or existing opening 16 to 20 feet

4324

24 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Fall through surface or existing opening 21 to 25 feet

4325

11 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Fall through surface or existing opening 26 to 30 feet

4326

11 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Fall through surface or existing opening more than 30 feet

4327

23 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Other fall to lower level

433

564 - 23 - - - 57 - - - - - -

Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet

4331

65 - - - - - 13 - - - - - -

Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet

4332

82 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet

4333

81 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet

4334

67 - 3 - - - - - - - - - -

Other fall to lower level 21 to 25 feet

4335

37 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Other fall to lower level 26 to 30 feet

4336

33 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet

4337

75 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Jumps to lower level

44

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

Other jump to lower level

442

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

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

5

642 - - 167 - - 100 - - - - 64 29

Exposure to electricity

51

166 - - - - - 15 - - - 1 - -

Direct exposure to electricity

511

87 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Direct exposure to electricity, 220 volts or less

5111

21 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts

5112

56 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Indirect exposure to electricity

512

76 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Indirect exposure to electricity, 220 volts or less

5121

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

Indirect exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts

5122

69 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Exposure to temperature extremes

53

53 - - 9 - - - - - - - - -

Exposure to environmental heat

531

43 - - - - - 5 - - - - - -

Exposure to environmental cold

532

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

Contact with hot objects or substances

533

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

Exposure to other harmful substances

55

379 - - - - - - - - - - 55 23

Nonmedical use of drugs or alcohol--unintentional overdose

551

313 - - - - - 59 - - - - - 21

Inhalation of harmful substance

552

59 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Inhalation of harmful substance--single episode

5521

56 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Ingestion of harmful substance

5530

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

Exposure to oxygen deficiency, n.e.c.

56

42 - - 8 - - - - - - - 3 -

Drowning, submersion, n.e.c.

561

22 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Choking on object or substance

562

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

Depletion of oxygen

563

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

Contact with objects and equipment

6

732 - 185 146 - - - - 5 90 - 14 49

Struck by object or equipment

62

518 - 133 - - - 101 - - - - - 42

Struck by powered vehicle--nontransport

621

205 - 52 - - - - - - - - - 31

Caught between rolling powered vehicle and other object

6211

29 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Struck or run over by rolling powered vehicle

6212

74 - 29 - - - - - - - - - 4

Struck by swinging part of powered vehicle

6213

10 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Struck by falling part of powered vehicle still attached

6214

35 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Struck by powered vehicle tipping over--nontransport

6215

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

Struck by other falling powered vehicle

6216

44 - 4 - - - - - - - - - 23

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

622

10 - 4 - - - - - - 1 - - -

Struck by object or equipment rolling freely

6223

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

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

623

241 - 65 - - - - - - 44 - - 8

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

6233

68 - 8 - - - - - - - - - -

Struck by discharged or flying object

624

26 - - - - - 6 - - - - - -

Struck by dislodged flying object, particle

6241

21 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Injured by handheld object or equipment

625

12 - - - - - - - - 5 - - -

Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker

6252

12 - - - - - - - - 5 - - -

Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld

626

17 - - - - - - - - 4 - - -

Struck against object or equipment

63

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

Struck against stationary object or equipment

632

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

Struck against stationary object or equipment while rising

6322

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

Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects

64

120 - 31 13 - - - - - 13 - - -

Caught in running equipment or machinery

641

93 - - 8 - - 12 - - 9 - - -

Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning

6411

39 - 4 6 - - - - - - - - -

Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation

6412

40 - - - - - 5 - - 5 - - -

Compressed or pinched by shifting objects or equipment

642

9 - - - - - 3 - - - - - -

Entangled in other object or equipment

644

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

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

65

83 - 21 - - - 7 - - - - - -

Excavation or trenching cave-in

651

24 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Mine collapse or cave-in

652

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

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

655

29 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Engulfment in other collapsing material

656

25 - - - - - - - - - - - -

Overexertion and bodily reaction

7

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

Overexertion involving outside sources

71

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

Other exertions or bodily reactions

73

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

Footnotes
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 implemented for 2011 data forward.
(2) CFOI has used several versions of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) since 2003 to define industry. For complete information on the version of NAICS used in this year, see our definitions page at https://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm. Cases where ownership is unknown are included in private industry counts. Cases where industry is unknown are included in the service sector counts.
(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 final. Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. For complete information on how the data are coded and presented see our definitions page at https://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm. Dashes indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria. 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, December 2020