Table 2. Fatal occupational injuries for selected events or exposures, 2011-15


     Table 2. Fatal occupational injuries for selected events or exposures, 2011-15
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                                                               |                        Counts                         
                                                               |______________________________________________________ 
                        Characteristic                         |          |          |          |          |          
                                                               |          |          |          |          |          
                                                               |   2011   |   2012   |   2013   |   2014   |   2015   
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     Total(1)                                                  |   4,693  |   4,628  |   4,585  |   4,821  |   4,836  
                                                               |          |          |          |          |          
                     Event or exposure(2)                      |          |          |          |          |          
     Violence and other injuries by persons or animals         |     791  |     803  |     773  |     765  |     703  
          Intentional injury by person                         |     718  |     725  |     686  |     689  |     646  
               Homicides                                       |     468  |     475  |     404  |     409  |     417  
                    Shooting by other person—intentional       |     365  |     381  |     322  |     307  |     354  
                    Stabbing, cutting, slashing, piercing      |      42  |      35  |      38  |      40  |      28  
               Suicides                                        |     250  |     249  |     282  |     280  |     229  
     Transportation incidents                                  |   1,937  |   1,923  |   1,865  |   1,984  |   2,054  
          Aircraft incidents                                   |     145  |     127  |     136  |     135  |     139  
          Rail vehicle incidents                               |      50  |      38  |      41  |      57  |      50  
          Pedestrian vehicular incident                        |     316  |     293  |     294  |     318  |     289  
               Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone       |      63  |      65  |      48  |      53  |      44  
          Water vehicle incident                               |      72  |      63  |      60  |      55  |      44  
          Roadway incident involving motorized land vehicle    |   1,103  |   1,153  |   1,099  |   1,157  |   1,264  
               Roadway collision with other vehicle            |     525  |     565  |     564  |     611  |     660  
                    Roadway collision moving in same direction |     150  |     124  |     144  |     146  |     166  
                    Roadway collision moving in opposite       |          |          |          |          |          
                      directions, oncoming                     |     172  |     204  |     192  |     230  |     224  
                    Roadway collision moving perpendicularly   |     111  |     134  |     136  |     131  |     154  
               Roadway collision with object other than vehicle|     313  |     338  |     332  |     317  |     360  
                    Vehicle struck object or animal on side    |          |          |          |          |          
                      of roadway                               |     292  |     318  |     311  |     292  |     335  
               Roadway noncollision incident                   |     262  |     247  |     201  |     228  |     240  
                    Jack-knifed or overturned, roadway         |     208  |     202  |     171  |     193  |     201  
          Nonroadway incident involving motorized land vehicle |     222  |     233  |     227  |     248  |     253  
               Nonroadway noncollision incident                |     169  |     175  |     181  |     191  |     182  
                    Jack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway      |     113  |     115  |     118  |     127  |     131  
     Fire or explosion                                         |     144  |     122  |     149  |     137  |     121  
     Fall, slip, trip                                          |     681  |     704  |     724  |     818  |     800  
          Fall on same level                                   |     111  |     120  |     110  |     138  |     125  
          Fall to lower level                                  |     553  |     570  |     595  |     660  |     648  
               Fall from collapsing structure or equipment     |      38  |      35  |      45  |      44  |      55  
               Fall through surface or existing opening        |      60  |      72  |      68  |      82  |      87  
     Exposure to harmful substances or environments            |     419  |     340  |     335  |     390  |     424  
          Exposure to electricity                              |     174  |     156  |     141  |     154  |     134  
          Exposure to temperature extremes                     |      63  |      41  |      38  |      26  |      40  
          Exposure to other harmful substances                 |     144  |     110  |     124  |     182  |     215  
               Inhalation of harmful substance                 |      57  |      40  |      39  |      59  |      45  
     Contact with objects and equipment                        |     710  |     723  |     721  |     715  |     722  
          Struck by object or equipment                        |     476  |     519  |     509  |     503  |     519  
               Struck by falling object or equipment           |     219  |     241  |     245  |     243  |     247  
          Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects      |     145  |     124  |     131  |     132  |      99  
               Caught in running equipment or machinery        |     118  |      93  |     105  |     105  |      74  
          Struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structure,  |          |          |          |          |          
            equipment, or material                             |      84  |      73  |      78  |      74  |      90  
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       1 The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) has published data on fatal occupational injuries for the 
     United States since 1992. During this time, the classification systems and definitions of many data elements have 
     changed.  Please see the CFOI Definitions page (www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm) for a more detailed 
     description of each data element and their definitions.
       2 Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 implemented for 
     2011 data forward.

       Note: Data for all years are final. Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown 
     separately. 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

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