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Table 2. Fatal occupational injuries for selected events or exposures, 2015-19


     Table 2. Fatal occupational injuries for selected events or exposures, 2015-19					
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                        Characteristic                         |   2015   |   2016   |   2017   |   2018   |   2019   
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     __________________________________________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________
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     Total(1)                                                  |   4,836  |   5,190  |   5,147  |   5,250  |   5,333  
			                                       |          |          |          |          |          
                     Event or exposure(2)                      |          |          |          |          |          
     Violence and other injuries by persons or animals         |     703  |     866  |     807  |     828  |     841  
          Intentional injury by person                         |     646  |     792  |     733  |     757  |     761  
               Homicides                                       |     417  |     500  |     458  |     453  |     454  
                    Shooting by other person—intentional       |     354  |     394  |     351  |     351  |     363  
                    Stabbing, cutting, slashing, piercing      |      28  |      38  |      47  |      44  |      42  
               Suicides	                                       |     229  |     291  |     275  |     304  |     307  
     Transportation incidents	                               |   2,054  |   2,083  | 	 2,077  |   2,080  |   2,122  
          Aircraft incidents                                   |     139  |     130  |     126 	|     133  |  	 152  
          Rail vehicle incidents                               |      50  |   	 50  |      48  |      48  |      47  
          Pedestrian vehicular incident	                       |     289  |     342  |     313  |     325  |     341  
               Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone       |      44  |      58  |      56  |      58  |      56  
          Water vehicle incident                               |      44  |      48  |      68  |      58  |      63  
          Roadway incident involving motorized land vehicle    |   1,264  |   1,252  |   1,299  |   1,276  |   1,270  
               Roadway collision with other vehicle            |     660  |     628  |     663  |     677  |     729  
                    Roadway collision moving in same direction |     166  |     168  |     189  |     183  |     194  
                    Roadway collision moving in opposite       |          |          |          |          |          
                      directions, oncoming                     |     224  |     199  |     214  |     243  |     258  
                    Roadway collision moving perpendicularly   |     154  |     150  |     149  |     141  |     153  
               Roadway collision with object other than vehicle|     360  |     342  |     377  |     373  |     325  
                    Vehicle struck object or animal on side    |          |          |          |          |          
                      of roadway                               |     335  |     321  |     348  |     345  |  	 301  
               Roadway noncollision incident                   |     240  |     278  |     252  |     222  |     212  
                    Jack-knifed or overturned, roadway         |     201  |     238  |     197  |     170  | 	 164  
          Nonroadway incident involving motorized land vehicle |     253  |     245  |     209  |     225  |     236  
               Nonroadway noncollision incident	               |     182  |     182  |     166  |     164  |     193  
                    Jack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway      |     131  |     120  |     111  |     105  |     128  
     Fire or explosion                                         |     121  |      88  |     123  |     115  |      99  
     Fall, slip, trip                                          |     800  |     849  |     887 	|     791  |     880  
          Fall on same level                                   |     125  |     134  | 	   151  |     154  |     146  
          Fall to lower level                                  |     648  |     697  |     713  |     615  |     711  
               Fall from collapsing structure or equipment     |      55  |      65  |      48  |      50  |      37  
               Fall through surface or existing opening	       |      87  |      87  |      85  |      83  |      95  
     Exposure to harmful substances or environments            |     424  |     518  | 	   531  |     621  |     642  
          Exposure to electricity                              |     134  |     154  |     136  |     160  |     166  
          Exposure to temperature extremes                     |      40  |      48  |      38  |      60  |      53  
          Exposure to other harmful substances                 |     215  |     268  |     317  |     355  |     379  
               Inhalation of harmful substance                 |      45  |      39  |      43  |      42  |      59  
     Contact with objects and equipment                        |     722  |     761  |     695  |     786  |     732  
          Struck by object or equipment                        |     519  |     553  |     503  |     566  |     518  
               Struck by powered vehicle nontransport          |     216  |     232  | 	   197  |     215  |     205  
               Struck by falling object or equipment	       |     247  |     255  |     237  |     278  |     241  
               Struck by discharged or flying object	       |      22  |      15  |      28  |      32  |      26  
          Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects      |      99  | 	117  |     108  |     137  |     120  
               Caught in running equipment or machinery	       |      74  |     103  |      76  |     106  |      93  
          Struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structure,  |          |          |          |          |          
            equipment, or material                             |      90  |      82  |      70  |      73  |      83  
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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

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Last Modified Date: December 16, 2020