Table 3. Fatal occupational injuries counts and rates for selected occupations, 2015-16

     Table 3. Fatal occupational injuries counts and rates for selected occupations, 2015-16
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                                                        |        Counts       |       Rates(1)     
                                                        |_____________________|____________________
                        Characteristic                  |          |          |          |         
                                                        |          |          |          |         
                                                        |   2015   |   2016   |   2015   |   2016  
                                                        |          |          |          |         
     ___________________________________________________|__________|__________|__________|_________
                                                        |          |          |          |         
     Total(2)                                           |   4,836  |   5,190  |     3.4  |    3.6  
				                        |          |          |          |         
                   Occupation (SOC)			|          |          |          |         
     Management occupations                             |     379  |     377  |     2.1  |    2.0  
     Business and financial operations occupations      |      31  |      27  |     0.4  |    0.4  
     Computer and mathematical occupations              |       8  |      16  |     N/A  |    0.3  
     Architecture and engineering occupations           |      37  |      41  |     1.2  |    1.3  
     Life, physical, and social science occupations	|      11  |      15  |     N/A  |    1.1  
     Community and social services occupations          |      28  |      27  |     1.0  |    1.0  
     Legal occupations                                  |      12  |      13  |     N/A  |    N/A  
     Education, training, and library occupations       |      19  |      32  |     0.3  |    0.4  
     Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and           |          |          |          |         
       media occupations                                |      65  |      64  |     2.4  |    2.3  
     Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations |      74  |      60  |     0.9  |    0.7  
     Healthcare support occupations                     |      23  |      30  |     0.7  |    1.0  
     Protective service occupations                     |     213  |     281  |     6.2  |    8.4  
          Fire fighting and prevention workers          |      30  |  	  35  |     N/A	 |    N/A  
          Law enforcement workers                       |     102  |     127  |     N/A  |    N/A  
     Food preparation and serving related occupations   |      56  |      92  |     0.9  |    1.3  
     Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance      |          |          |          |         
       occupations                                      |     289  |     329  |     5.8  |    6.6  
          Building cleaning and pest control workers    |      59  |      74  |     N/A	 |    N/A  
          Grounds maintenance workers                   |     183  |     217  |    15.0  |   17.4  
     Personal care and service occupations              |      51  | 	  55  |     1.1  |    1.1  
     Sales and related occupations                      |     228  |   	 254  |     1.6  |    1.8  
          Supervisors, sales workers                    |     101  |     104  |     N/A  |    N/A  
          Retail sales workers                          |      82  |     102  |     N/A	 |    N/A  
     Office and administrative support occupations	|      86  |      78  |     0.5  |    0.5  
     Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations         |     284  |     290  |    25.3  |   24.9  
          Agricultural workers                          |     180  |     157  |     N/A  |    N/A  
          Fishing and hunting workers                   |      25  |      26  |     N/A	 |    N/A  
          Forest, conservation, and logging workers     |      69  |      95  |     N/A	 |    N/A  
     Construction and extraction occupations            |     924  | 	 970  |     12.5 |   12.4  
          Supervisors of construction and               |          |          |          |         
            extraction workers	                        |     123  |     134  |    16.1  |   18.0  
          Construction trades workers                   |     694  |     736  |     N/A  |    N/A  
          Extraction workers                            |      45  |      41  |     N/A	 |    N/A  
     Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations	|     392  |     470  |     7.6  |    9.4  
          Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics,       |          |          |          |         
            installers, and repairers                   |     129  |     154  |	    N/A  |    N/A  
     Production occupations                             |     250  |     216  |     3.0  |    2.6  
     Transportation and material moving occupations     |   1,301  |   1,388  |    14.7  |   15.4  
          Air transportation workers                    |      57  | 	  75  |     N/A  |    N/A  
          Motor vehicle operators                       |     978  |   1,012  |     N/A  |    N/A  
          Material moving workers                       |     206  |     228  |     N/A  |    N/A  
     Military occupations(3)                            |      73  |      62  |     N/A  |    N/A  
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       1 Fatal injury rates are per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers (FTEs). Fatal injury rates 
     exclude workers under the age of 16 years, volunteers, and resident military. 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#q16 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.  Occupation is based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) 2010 system.
       3 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. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey, Census of Fatal 
     Occupational Injuries				

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