The transportation and warehousing sector includes industries that provide transportation of passengers and cargo, warehousing and storage for goods, sightseeing transportation, and support activities related to modes of transportation.
As of 2020, there was an average of 5,547,576 people employed in the private sector of this industry in 271,535 establishments.
In the private transportation and warehousing industry during 2020, there were 206,900 total recordable cases (TRC) of nonfatal injuries and illnesses. Of those, 99,800 had days away from work (DAFW), 57,000 had days of job transfer or restriction (DJTR), and 50,100 had other recordable cases (ORC). The total recordable case incidence rate per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers was 4.0.
|Case characteristic||Number of cases|
Nature of injury or illness
Sprains, strains, tears
Part of body affected
Multiple body parts
Event or exposure leading to injury or illness
Struck by object or equipment
Overexertion in lifting or lowering
Fall on same level
Fall to lower level
Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles
 Data shown correspond to Nature, Part, and Event codes based on the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System 2.01 developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
Fatal work injuries totaled 846 for the transportation and warehousing industry during 2020, compared to 948 during 2019.
|Event or exposure||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020|
Total fatal injuries (number)
Violence and other injuries by persons or animals
Fires and explosions
Falls, slips, trips
Exposure to harmful substances or environments
Contact with objects and equipment
 CFOI data by event are only provided if there are fatal case counts in three or more of the six event categories.
 Data shown correspond to Event codes based on the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System 2.01 developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Note: Dashes indicate data do not meet BLS publication guidelines.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
Employment data come from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program. Injury and illness information come from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). For more information on SOII program concepts, see the definitions page and the SOII Handbook of Methods. For more information on CFOI program concepts, see the definitions page and the CFOI Handbook of Methods.
Last Modified Date: January 5, 2022