Table 4. Fatal occupational injuries counts and rates by selected industries, 2015-16


     Table 4. Fatal occupational injuries counts and rates by selected industries, 2015-16
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                                                         |        Counts       |       Rates(1)     
                                                         |_____________________|____________________
                Characteristic                           |          |          |          |         
                                                         |          |          |          |         
                                                         |   2015   |   2016   |   2015   |   2016  
                                                         |          |          |          |         
     ____________________________________________________|__________|__________|__________|_________
                                                         |          |          |          |         
     Total(2)                                            |   4,836  |   5,190  |     3.4  |    3.6  
                       Industry (NAICS)                  |          |          |          |         
     Private industry(3)                                 |   4,379  |   4,693  |     3.6  |    3.8  
          Goods producing                                |   1,980  |   1,991  |     6.9  |    6.8  
               Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting|     570  |     593  |    22.8  |   23.2  
                    Crop production                      |     230  |     261  |    18.4  |   20.9  
                    Animal production and aquaculture    |     171  |     151  |    17.8  |   15.4  
                    Forestry and logging                 |      81  |	  106  |    N/A   |    N/A  
               Mining, quarrying, and oil and            |          |          |          |         
                 gas extraction(4)                       |     120  |      89  |    11.4  |   10.1  
                    Mining (except oil and gas)          |      28  | 	   22  |    12.4  |   10.0  
                    Support activities for mining        |      86  |      56  |    12.2  |   10.1  
               Construction                              |     937  |     991  |    10.1  |   10.1  
                    Construction of buildings	         |     175  |     182  |     N/A  |    N/A  
                    Heavy and civil engineering          |          |          |          |         
                      construction                       |     148  |     159  |     N/A  |    N/A  
                    Specialty trade contractors          |     595  | 	  631  |     N/A  |    N/A  
               Manufacturing                             |     353  |     318  |     2.3  |    2.0  
                    Food manufacturing                   |      44  |      40  |     2.5  |    2.3  
                    Fabricated metal product             |          |          |          |         
                      manufacturing                      |      66  |      41  |     5.3  |    3.4  
     Service providing                                   |   2,399  |   2,702  |     2.6  |    2.8  
          Wholesale trade                                |     175  |     179  |     4.7  |    4.8  
          Retail trade                                   |     269  |     282  |     1.8  |    1.9  
               Motor vehicle and parts dealers           |      62  |      42  |     3.0  |    1.9  
               Food and beverage stores                  |      58  |      71  |     2.2  |    2.7  
          Transportation and warehousing                 |     765  |     825  |    13.8  |   14.3  
               Truck transportation                      |     546  |     570  |    25.2  |   25.6  
          Utilities                                      |      22  |      30  |     2.2  |    2.8  
          Information                                    |      42  |      46  |     1.5  |    1.7  
          Finance and insurance                          |      19  |      26  |     0.3  |    0.4  
               Real estate and rental and leasing        |      64  |      91  |     2.3  |    3.2  
          Professional, scientific, and technical        |          |          |          |         
            services                                     |      76  |     100  |     0.8  |    0.9  
          Administrative and support and waste management|          |          |          |         
            and remediation services                     |     401  |     439  |     N/A  |    N/A  
          Educational services                           |      30  |      42  |     0.7  |    1.0  
          Health care and social assistance              |     109  |     117  |     0.6  |    0.7  
          Arts, entertainment, and recreation            |      82  |      96  |     3.3  |    3.9  
          Accommodation and food services                |     143  |     202  |     1.6  |    2.2  
          Other services, except public administration   |     202  |     223  |     3.0  |    3.2  
                                                         |          |          |          |         
     Government(5)                                       |     457  |     497  |     1.9  |    2.2  
          Federal government(3)	                         |     118  |     107  |     1.3  |    1.2  
          State government(3)                            |      81  |      97  |     1.3  |    1.5  
          Local government(3)                            |     257  |	  291  |     2.6  |    3.0  
				
       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.  Industry is based on the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
       3 Includes all fatal occupational injuries meeting this ownership criterion across all 
     specified years, regardless of industry classification system.				
       4 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.				
       5 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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