Table 2. Fatal occupational injuries for selected events or exposures, 2011-17


     Table 2. Fatal occupational injuries for selected events or exposures, 2011-17						
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                                                               |                                   Counts                                   
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                        Characteristic                         |          |          |          |          |          |          |          
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                                                               |   2011   |   2012   |   2013   |   2014   |   2015   |   2016   |   2017   
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     Total(1)                                                  |   4,693  |   4,628  |   4,585  |   4,821  |   4,836  |   5,190  |   5,147  
						               |          |          |          |          |          |          |          
                     Event or exposure                         |          |          |          |          |          |          |          
     Violence and other injuries by persons or animals         |     791  |     803  |     773  |     765  |     703  |     866  |     807  
          Intentional injury by person                         |     718  |     725  |     686  |     689  |     646  |     792  |     733  
               Homicides                                       |     468  |     475  |     404  |     409  |     417  |     500  |     458  
                    Shooting by other person—intentional       |     365  |     381  |     322  |     307  |     354  |     394  |     351  
                    Stabbing, cutting, slashing, piercing      |      42  |      35  |      38  |      40  |      28  |      38  |      47  
               Suicides	                                       |     250  |     249  |     282  |     280  |     229  |     291  |     275  
     Transportation incidents	                               |   1,937  |   1,923  | 	 1,865  |   1,984  |   2,054  |	  2,083  |   2,077  
          Aircraft incidents                                   |     145  |     127  |     136 	|     135  |  	 139  |     130  |     126  
          Rail vehicle incidents                               |      50  |   	 38  |      41  |      57  |      50  |      50  |      48  
          Pedestrian vehicular incident	                       |     316  |     293  |     294  |     318  |     289  |     342  |     313  
               Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone       |      63  |      65  |      48  |      53  |      44  |      58  |      56  
          Water vehicle incident                               |      72  |      63  |      60  |      55  |      44  |      48  |      68  
          Roadway incident involving motorized land vehicle    |   1,103  |   1,153  |   1,099  |   1,157  |   1,264  |   1,252  |   1,299  
               Roadway collision with other vehicle            |     525  |     565  |     564  |     611  |     660  |     628  |     663  
                    Roadway collision moving in same direction |     150  |     124  |     144  |     146  |     166  |     168  |     189  
                    Roadway collision moving in opposite       |          |          |          |          |          |          |          
                      directions, oncoming                     |     172  |     204  |     192  |     230  |     224  |     199  |     214  
                    Roadway collision moving perpendicularly   |     111  |     134  |     136  |     131  |     154  |     150  |     149  
               Roadway collision with object other than vehicle|     313  |     338  |     332  |     317  |     360  |     342  |     377  
                    Vehicle struck object or animal on side    |          |          |          |          |          |          |          
                      of roadway                               |     292  |     318  |     311  |     292  |  	 335  |     321  |     348  
               Roadway noncollision incident                   |     262  |     247  |     201  |     228  |     240  |     278  |     252  
                    Jack-knifed or overturned, roadway         |     208  |     202  |     171  |     193  | 	 201  |     238  |     197  
          Nonroadway incident involving motorized land vehicle |     222  |     233  |     227  |     248  |     253  |     245  |     209  
               Nonroadway noncollision incident	               |     169  |     175  |     181  |     191  |     182  |     182  |     166  
                    Jack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway      |     113  |     115  |     118  |     127  |     131  |     120  |     111  
     Fire or explosion                                         |     144  |     122  |     149  |     137  |     121  |      88  |     123  
     Fall, slip, trip                                          |     681  |     704  |     724 	|     818  |     800  |     849  |     887  
          Fall on same level                                   |     111  |     120  | 	   110  |     138  |     125  |     134  |     151  
          Fall to lower level                                  |     553  |     570  |     595  |     660  |     648  |     697  |     713  
               Fall from collapsing structure or equipment     |      38  |      35  |      45  |      44  |      55  |      65  |      48  
               Fall through surface or existing opening	       |      60  |      72  |      68  |      82  |      87  |      87  |      85  
     Exposure to harmful substances or environments            |     419  |     340  | 	   335  |     390  |     424  |     518  |     531  
          Exposure to electricity                              |     174  |     156  |     141  |     154  |     134  |     154  |     136  
          Exposure to temperature extremes                     |      63  |      41  |      38  |      26  |      40  |      48  |      38  
          Exposure to other harmful substances                 |     144  |     110  |     124  |     182  |     215  |     268  |     317  
               Nonmedical use of drugs or alcohol              |          |          |          |          |          |          |          
                 unintentional overdose                        |      73  |      65  |      82  |     114  |     165  |     217  |     272  
               Inhalation of harmful substance                 |      57  |      40  |      39  |      59  |      45  |      39  |      43  
     Contact with objects and equipment                        |     710  |     723  |     721  |     715  |     722  |     761  |     695  
          Struck by object or equipment                        |     476  |     519  |     509  |     503  |     519  |     553  |     503  
               Struck by powered vehicle nontransport          |     196  |     201  | 	   197  |     202  |     216  |     232  |     197  
               Struck by falling object or equipment	       |     219  |     241  |     245  |     243  |     247  |     255  |     237  
          Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects      |     145  | 	124  |     131  |     132  |      99  |     117  |     108  
               Caught in running equipment or machinery	       |     118  |      93  |     105  |     105  |      74  |     103  |      76  
          Struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structure,  |          |          |          |          |          |          |          
            equipment, or material                             |      84  |      73  |      78  |      74  |      90  |      82  |      70  
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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. Event or 
     exposure is 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, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

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