Table 4. Fatal occupational injuries counts and rates by selected industries, 2016-17


     Table 4. Fatal occupational injuries counts and rates by selected industries, 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   
                                                         |          |          |          |          |          |          
                      Industry (NAICS)                   |          |          |          |          |          |          
     Private industry(4)                                 |   4,693  |   4,674  |    3.8   |    3.7   |    0.0   |    0.0   
          Goods producing                                |   1,991  |   1,967  |    6.8   |    6.7   |    0.1   |    0.1   
               Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting|     593  |     581  |   23.2   |   23.0   |    1.5   |    1.7   
                    Crop production                      |     261  |     263  |   20.9   |   20.9   |    2.0   |    2.1   
                    Animal production and aquaculture    |     151  |     152  |   15.4   |   16.4   |    1.4   |    1.7   
                    Forestry and logging                 |     106  |      76  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
               Mining, quarrying, and oil and            |          |          |          |          |          |          
                 gas extraction(5)                       |      89  |     112  |   10.1   |   12.9   |    1.5   |    2.2   
                    Mining (except oil and gas)          |      22  |      31  |   10.0   |   15.5   |    2.1   |    3.6   
                    Support activities for mining        |      56  |      73  |   10.1   |   12.8   |    2.1   |    2.9   
               Construction                              |     991  |     971  |   10.1   |    9.5   |    0.2   |    0.2   
                    Construction of buildings            |     182  |     196  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
                    Heavy and civil engineering          |          |          |          |          |          |          
                      construction                       |     159  |     152  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
                    Specialty trade contractors          |     631  |     610  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
               Manufacturing                             |     318  |     303  |    2.0   |    1.9   |    0.0   |    0.0   
                    Food manufacturing                   |      40  |      51  |    2.3   |    2.8   |    0.1   |    0.2   
                    Fabricated metal product             |          |          |          |          |          |          
                      manufacturing                      |      41  |      50  |    3.4   |    4.3   |    0.2   |    0.3   
          Service providing                              |   2,702  |   2,707  |    2.8   |    2.8   |    0.0   |    0.0   
               Wholesale trade                           |     179  |     174  |    4.8   |    4.8   |    0.2   |    0.2   
               Retail trade                              |     282  |     287  |    1.9   |    2.0   |    0.0   |    0.0   
                    Motor vehicle and parts dealers      |      42  |      54  |    1.9   |    2.5   |    0.1   |    0.1   
                    Food and beverage stores             |      71  |      60  |    2.7   |    2.3   |    0.1   |    0.1   
               Transportation and warehousing            |     825  |     882  |   14.3   |   15.1   |    0.4   |    0.5   
                    Truck transportation                 |     570  |     599  |   25.6   |   28.0   |    1.0   |    1.5   
               Utilities                                 |      30  |      28  |    2.8   |    2.6   |    0.2   |    0.2   
               Information                               |      46  |      43  |    1.7   |    1.6   |    0.1   |    0.1   
               Finance and insurance                     |      26  |      32  |    0.4   |    0.5   |    0.0   |    0.0   
               Real estate and rental and leasing        |      91  |      69  |    3.2   |    2.4   |    0.1   |    0.1   
               Professional, scientific, and             |          |          |          |          |          |          
                 technical services                      |     100  |      69  |    0.9   |    0.6   |    0.0   |    0.0   
               Administrative and support and waste      |          |          |          |          |          |          
                 management and remediation services     |     439  |     460  |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   |    N/A   
               Educational services                      |      42  |      43  |    1.0   |    1.0   |    0.0   |    0.0   
               Health care and social assistance         |     117  |     146  |    0.7   |    0.8   |    0.0   |    0.0   
               Arts, entertainment, and recreation       |      96  |      91  |    3.9   |    3.2   |    0.2   |    0.1   
               Accommodation and food services           |     202  |     171  |    2.2   |    1.9   |    0.0   |    0.0   
               Other services, except                    |          |          |          |          |          |          
                 public administration                   |     223  |     205  |    3.2   |    2.9   |    0.1   |    0.1   
                                                         |          |          |          |          |          |          
     Government(6)                                       |     497  |     473  |    2.2   |    2.0   |    0.0   |    0.0   
          Federal government(4)                          |     107  |     116  |    1.2   |    1.3   |    0.0   |    0.1   
          State government(4)                            |      97  |      91  |    1.5   |    1.4   |    0.0   |    0.0   
          Local government(4)                            |     291  |     265  |    3.0   |    2.6   |    0.1   |    0.1   
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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. Industry is based on the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).      
       4 Includes all fatal occupational injuries meeting this ownership criterion across all specified years, 
     regardless of industry classification system.
       5 Includes fatal injuries at all establishments categorized as Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 
     (Sector 21) in the North American Industry Classification System, including establishments not governed by the Mine 
     Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction.
       6 Includes fatal injuries to workers employed by governmental organizations regardless of industry. Includes all 
     fatal occupational injuries meeting this ownership criterion across all specified years, regardless of 
     industry classification system.
      
       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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