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Table 3. Fatal occupational injuries for selected occupations, 2015-19


     Table 3. Fatal occupational injuries for selected occupations, 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  
                                                       |          |          |          |          |          
                     Occupation (SOC)(2)               |          |          |          |          |          
     Management occupations                            |     379  |     377  |     396  |     387  |     380  
     Business and financial operations occupations     |      31  |      27  |      29  |      38  |      29  
     Computer and mathematical occupations             |       8  |      16  |      11  |      12  |      15  
     Architecture and engineering occupations          |      37  |      41  |      23  |      30  |      43  
     Life, physical, and social science occupations    |      11  |      15  |      13  |      18  |      15  
     Community and social services occupations         |      28  |      27  |      37  |      23  |      31  
     Legal occupations                                 |      12  |      13  |      11  |      15  |      11  
     Educational instruction and library occupations   |      19  |      32  |      30  |      27  |      24  
     Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and          |          |          |          |          |          
       media occupations                               |      65  |      64  |      47  |      71  |      40  
     Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations|      74  |      60  |      57  |      65  |      56  
     Healthcare support occupations                    |      23  |      30  |      28  |      32  |      38  
     Protective service occupations                    |     213  |     281  |     266  |     270  |     231  
          Fire fighting and prevention workers         |      30  |      35  |      35  |      33  |      24  
          Law enforcement workers                      |     102  |     127  |     117  |     127  |      97  
     Food preparation and serving related occupations  |      56  |      92  |      89  |     100  |      99  
     Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance     |          |          |          |          |          
       occupations                                     |     289  |     329  |     326  |     350  |     333  
          Building cleaning and pest control workers   |      59  |      74  |      68  |      66  |      63  
          Grounds maintenance workers                  |     183  |     217  |     191  |     225  |     229  
     Personal care and service occupations             |      51  |      55  |      69  |      63  |      61  
     Sales and related occupations                     |     228  |     254  |     232  |     241  |     240  
          Supervisors, sales workers                   |     101  |     104  |      98  |     102  |      99  
          Retail sales workers                         |      82  |     102  |      89  |      99  |      96  
     Office and administrative support occupations     |      86  |      78  |     101  |      69  |      92  
     Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations        |     284  |     290  |     264  |     262  |     291  
          Agricultural workers                         |     180  |     157  |     155  |     158  |     183  
          Fishing and hunting workers                  |      25  |      26  |      41  |      31  |      44  
          Forest, conservation, and logging workers    |      69  |      95  |      57  |      57  |      49  
     Construction and extraction occupations           |     924  |     970  |     965  |   1,003  |   1,066  
          Supervisors of construction and              |          |          |          |          |          
            extraction workers                         |     123  |     134  |     121  |     144  |     136  
          Construction trades workers                  |     694  |     736  |     747  |     731  |     809  
          Extraction workers                           |      45  |      41  |      41  |      64  |      50  
     Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations |     392  |     470  |     414  |     420  |     438  
          Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics,      |          |          |          |          |          
            installers, and repairers                  |     129  |     154  |     143  |     152  |     155  
     Production occupations                            |     250  |     216  |     221  |     225  |     245  
     Transportation and material moving occupations    |   1,301  |   1,388  |   1,443  |   1,443  |   1,481  
          Air transportation workers                   |      57  |      75  |      59  |      71  |      85  
          Motor vehicle operators                      |     978  |   1,012  |   1,084  |   1,044  |   1,091  
          Material moving workers                      |     206  |     228  |     235  |     255  |     238  
     Military occupations(3)                           |      73  |      62  |      72  |      82  |      65  
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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 CFOI has used several versions of the Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) system since 2003 to 
     define occupation. For complete information on the version of SOC used in these years, see our definitions 
     page at https://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm. Cases where occupation is unknown are included in the total.
       3 Includes fatal injuries to persons identified as resident armed forces regardless of individual 
     occupation listed.
     
       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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