Table 3. Fatal occupational injuries counts and rates for selected occupations, 2014-15

     Table 3. Fatal occupational injuries counts and rates for selected occupations, 2014-15
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                                                        |        Counts       |       Rates(1)     
                                                        |_____________________|____________________
                        Characteristic                  |          |          |          |         
                                                        |          |          |          |         
                                                        |   2014   |   2015   |   2014   |   2015  
                                                        |          |          |          |         
     ___________________________________________________|__________|__________|__________|_________
                                                        |          |          |          |         
     Total(2)                                           |   4,821  |   4,836  |     3.4  |    3.4  
                                                        |          |          |          |         
                   Occupation (SOC)(3)                  |          |          |          |         
     Management occupations                             |     440  |     379  |     2.5  |    2.1  
     Business and financial operations occupations      |      28  |      31  |     0.4  |    0.4  
     Computer and mathematical occupations              |      16  |       8  |     0.4  |    N/A  
     Architecture and engineering occupations           |      35  |      37  |     1.2  |    1.2  
     Life, physical, and social science occupations     |      18  |      11  |     1.3  |    N/A  
     Community and social services occupations          |      33  |      28  |     1.1  |    1.0  
     Legal occupations                                  |       7  |      12  |     N/A  |    N/A  
     Education, training, and library occupations       |      27  |      19  |     0.4  |    0.3  
     Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and           |          |          |          |         
       media occupations                                |      47  |      65  |     1.6  |    2.4  
     Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations |      53  |      74  |     0.7  |    0.9  
     Healthcare support occupations                     |      14  |      23  |     N/A  |    0.7  
     Protective service occupations                     |     213  |     213  |     6.1  |    6.2  
          Fire fighting and prevention workers          |      26  |      30  |     N/A  |    N/A  
          Law enforcement workers                       |     106  |     102  |     N/A  |    N/A  
     Food preparation and serving related occupations   |      55  |      56  |     0.9  |    0.9  
     Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance      |          |          |          |         
       occupations                                      |     252  |     289  |     5.1  |    5.8  
          Building cleaning and pest control workers    |      56  |      59  |     N/A  |    N/A  
          Grounds maintenance workers                   |     158  |     183  |    13.1  |   15.0  
     Personal care and service occupations              |      63  |      51  |     1.4  |    1.1  
     Sales and related occupations                      |     239  |     228  |     1.7  |    1.6  
          Supervisors, sales workers                    |     124  |     101  |     N/A  |    N/A  
          Retail sales workers                          |      78  |      82  |     N/A  |    N/A  
     Office and administrative support occupations      |     100  |      86  |     0.6  |    0.5  
     Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations         |     259  |     284  |    24.7  |   25.3  
          Agricultural workers                          |     148  |     180  |     N/A  |    N/A  
          Fishing and hunting workers                   |      22  |      25  |     N/A  |    N/A  
          Forest, conservation, and logging workers     |      78  |      69  |     N/A  |    N/A  
     Construction and extraction occupations            |     902  |     924  |    12.1  |   12.5  
          Supervisors of construction and               |          |          |          |         
            extraction workers                          |     130  |     123  |    17.4  |   16.1  
          Construction trades workers                   |     625  |     694  |     N/A  |    N/A  
          Extraction workers                            |      88  |      45  |     N/A  |    N/A  
     Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations  |     406  |     392  |     8.1  |    7.6  
          Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics,       |          |          |          |         
            installers, and repairers                   |     128  |     129  |     N/A  |    N/A  
     Production occupations                             |     212  |     250  |     2.5  |    3.0  
     Transportation and material moving occupations     |   1,346  |   1,301  |    15.4  |   14.7  
          Air transportation workers                    |      84  |      57  |     N/A  |    N/A  
          Motor vehicle operators                       |     979  |     978  |     N/A  |    N/A  
          Material moving workers                       |     224  |     206  |     N/A  |    N/A  
     Military occupations(4)                            |      56  |      73  |     N/A  |    N/A  
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       1 Fatal injury rates are per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers (FTEs). Complete national
     rates can be found at www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm#rates. Complete state rates can be found at 
     www.bls.gov/iif/oshstate.htm. National and state rates are calculated using different 
     methodology and cannot be directly compared. Please see www.bls.gov/iif/oshfaq1.htm#q17 
     for more information on how rates are calculated and caveats for comparison. N/A means a rate 
     was not published for this group.
       2 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.
       3 CFOI has used several versions of the Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) system 
     since 2003 to define occupation. For more information on the version of SOC used in this year, 
     see our definitions page at www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm.
       4 Includes fatal injuries to persons identified as resident armed forces regardless of 
     individual occupation listed.

       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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