Table 3. Fatal occupational injuries counts and rates for selected occupations, 2016-17


     Table 3. Fatal occupational injuries counts and rates for selected occupations, 2016-17      
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                                                       |                     |                     |   Rates Margin      
                                                       |        Counts       |       Rates(1)      |    of Error(2)      
                        Characteristic                 |_________ ___________|_____________________|_____________________
                                                       |          |          |          |          |          |          
                                                       |   2016   |   2017   |   2016   |   2017   |   2016   |   2017   
                                                       |          |          |          |          |          |          
    ___________________________________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________
                                                       |          |          |          |          |          |          
     Total(3)                                          |   5,190  |   5,147  |    3.6   |    3.5   |    0.0   |    0.0   
                                                       |          |          |          |          |          |          
                        Occupation (SOC)               |          |          |          |          |          |          
     Management occupations                            |     377  |     396  |    2.0   |    2.1   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     Business and financial operations occupations     |      27  |      29  |    0.4   |    0.4   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     Computer and mathematical occupations             |      16  |      11  |    0.3   |    0.2   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     Architecture and engineering occupations          |      41  |      23  |    1.3   |    0.7   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     Life, physical, and social science occupations    |      15  |      13  |    1.1   |    0.9   |    0.1   |    0.1   
     Community and social services occupations         |      27  |      37  |    1.0   |    1.4   |    0.0   |    0.1   
     Legal occupations                                 |      13  |      11  |    N/A   |    0.6   |    N/A   |    0.0   
     Education, training, and library occupations      |      32  |      30  |    0.4   |    0.4   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and          |          |          |          |          |          |          
       media occupations                               |      64  |      47  |    2.3   |    1.6   |    0.1   |    0.1   
     Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations|      60  |      57  |    0.7   |    0.6   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     Healthcare support occupations                    |      30  |      28  |    1.0   |    0.9   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     Protective service occupations                    |     281  |     266  |    8.4   |    7.7   |    0.3   |    0.3   
          Fire fighting and prevention workers         |      35  |      35  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
          Law enforcement workers                      |     127  |     117  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
     Food preparation and serving related occupations  |      92  |      89  |    1.3   |    1.4   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance     |          |          |          |          |          |          
       occupations                                     |     329  |     326  |    6.6   |    6.4   |    0.2   |    0.2   
          Building cleaning and pest control workers   |      74  |      68  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
          Grounds maintenance workers                  |     217  |     191  |   17.4   |   15.5   |    1.0   |    0.9   
     Personal care and service occupations             |      55  |      69  |    1.1   |    1.2   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     Sales and related occupations                     |     254  |     232  |    1.8   |    1.6   |    0.0   |    0.0   
          Supervisors, sales workers                   |     104  |      98  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
          Retail sales workers                         |     102  |      89  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
     Office and administrative support occupations     |      78  |     101  |    0.5   |    0.6   |    0.0   |    0.0   
     Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations        |     290  |     264  |   24.9   |   20.9   |    2.0   |    1.9   
          Agricultural workers                         |     157  |     155  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
          Fishing and hunting workers                  |      26  |      41  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
          Forest, conservation, and logging workers    |      95  |      57  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
     Construction and extraction occupations           |     970  |     965  |   12.4   |   12.2   |    0.3   |    0.3   
          Supervisors of construction and              |          |          |          |          |          |          
            extraction workers                         |     134  |     121  |   18.0   |   17.4   |    1.2   |    1.2   
          Construction trades workers                  |     736  |     747  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
          Extraction workers                           |      41  |      41  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
     Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations |     470  |     414  |    9.4   |    8.1   |    0.2   |    0.2   
          Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics,      |          |          |          |          |          |          
            installers, and repairers                  |     154  |     143  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
     Production occupations                            |     216  |     221  |    2.6   |    2.6   |    0.1   |    0.1   
     Transportation and material moving occupations    |   1,388  |   1,443  |   15.4   |   15.9   |    0.3   |    0.4   
          Air transportation workers                   |      75  |      59  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
          Motor vehicle operators                      |   1,012  |   1,084  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
          Material moving workers                      |     228  |     235  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
     Military occupations(4)                           |      62  |      72  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    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 Fatal injury rates rely on the census figures from the CFOI and the employment from the Current Population 
     Survey (CPS). CPS is a sample of households that is designed to represent the civilian noninstitutional population 
     of the United States. Sampling errors occur in the CPS because observations are made on a sample, not on the entire 
     population. The margin of error (MOE) is a measure of dispersion around the estimated fatal injury rate, expressed 
     at the 95% confidence level. For more on confidence intervals, see https://www.bls.gov/iif/osh_rse.htm.      
       3 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.
       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. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

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