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Table 2. Fatal occupational injuries for selected events or exposures, 2016-20

     Table 2. Fatal occupational injuries for selected events or exposures, 2016-20
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                        Characteristic                         |   2016   |   2017   |   2018   |   2019   |   2020   
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     __________________________________________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________
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     Total(1)                                                  |   5,190  |   5,147  |   5,250  |   5,333  |   4,764  
                                                               |          |          |          |          |          
                     Event or exposure(2)                      |          |          |          |          |          
     Violence and other injuries by persons or animals         |     866  |     807  |     828  |     841  |     705  
          Intentional injury by person                         |     792  |     733  |     757  |     761  |     651  
               Homicides                                       |     500  |     458  |     453  |     454  |     392  
                    Shooting by other person—intentional       |     394  |     351  |     351  |     363  |     304  
                    Stabbing, cutting, slashing, piercing      |      38  |      47  |      44  |      42  |      50  
               Suicides                                        |     291  |     275  |     304  |     307  |     259  
     Transportation incidents                                  |   2,083  |   2,077  |   2,080  |   2,122  |   1,778  
          Aircraft incidents                                   |     130  |     126  |     133  |     152  |      80  
          Rail vehicle incidents                               |      50  |      48  |      48  |      47  |      32  
          Pedestrian vehicular incident                        |     342  |     313  |     325  |     341  |     330  
               Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone       |      58  |      56  |      58  |      56  |      57  
          Water vehicle incident                               |      48  |      68  |      58  |      63  |      74  
          Roadway incident involving motorized land vehicle    |   1,252  |   1,299  |   1,276  |   1,270  |   1,038  
               Roadway collision with other vehicle            |     628  |     663  |     677  |     729  |     537  
                    Roadway collision moving in same direction |     168  |     189  |     183  |     194  |     142  
                    Roadway collision moving in opposite       |          |          |          |          |          
                      directions, oncoming                     |     199  |     214  |     243  |     258  |     198  
                    Roadway collision moving perpendicularly   |     150  |     149  |     141  |     153  |     106  
               Roadway collision with object other than vehicle|     342  |     377  |     373  |     325  |     302  
                    Vehicle struck object or animal on side    |          |          |          |          |          
                      of roadway                               |     321  |     348  |     345  |     301  |     275  
               Roadway noncollision incident                   |     278  |     252  |     222  |     212  |     196  
                    Jack-knifed or overturned, roadway         |     238  |     197  |     170  |     164  |     155  
          Nonroadway incident involving motorized land vehicle |     245  |     209  |     225  |     236  |     206  
               Nonroadway noncollision incident                |     182  |     166  |     164  |     193  |     167  
                    Jack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway      |     120  |     111  |     105  |     128  |     101  
     Fire or explosion                                         |      88  |     123  |     115  |      99  |      71  
     Fall, slip, trip                                          |     849  |     887  |     791  |     880  |     805  
          Fall on same level                                   |     134  |     151  |     154  |     146  |     136  
          Fall to lower level                                  |     697  |     713  |     615  |     711  |     645  
               Fall from collapsing structure or equipment     |      65  |      48  |      50  |      37  |      36  
               Fall through surface or existing opening	       |      87  |      85  |      83  |      95  |      63  
     Exposure to harmful substances or environments            |     518  |     531  |     621  |     642  |     672  
          Exposure to electricity                              |     154  |     136  |     160  |     166  |     126  
          Exposure to temperature extremes                     |      48  |      38  |      60  |      53  |      62  
          Exposure to other harmful substances                 |     268  |     317  |     355  |     379  |     448  
               Inhalation of harmful substance                 |      39  |      43  |      42  |      59  |      50  
     Contact with objects and equipment                        |     761  |     695  |     786  |     732  |     716  
          Struck by object or equipment                        |     553  |     503  |     566  |     518  |     468  
               Struck by powered vehicle nontransport          |     232  |     197  |     215  |     205  |     174  
               Struck by falling object or equipment           |     255  |     237  |     278  |     241  |     217  
               Struck by discharged or flying object           |      15  |      28  |      32  |      26  |      37  
          Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects      |     117  |     108  |     137  |     120  |     142  
               Caught in running equipment or machinery        |     103  |      76  |     106  |      93  |      89  
          Struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structure,  |          |          |          |          |          
            equipment, or material                             |      82  |      70  |      73  |      83  |      93  
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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.  See the CFOI Definitions page (www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm) for a more detailed 
     description of each data element.
        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 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
Last Modified Date: December 16, 2021