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Table 4. Fatal occupational injuries for selected industries, 2015-19

     Table 4. Fatal occupational injuries for selected industries, 2015-19
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                       Characteristic                    |   2015   |   2016   |   2017   |   2018   |   2019   
                                                         |          |          |          |          |          
     ____________________________________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________
                                                         |          |          |          |          |          
     Total(1)                                            |   4,836  |   5,190  |   5,147  |   5,250  |   5,333  
                                                         |          |          |          |          |          
                      Industry (NAICS)(2)                |          |          |          |          |          
     Private industry(3)                                 |   4,379  |   4,693  |   4,674  |   4,779  |   4,907  
          Goods producing                                |   1,980  |   1,991  |   1,967  |   2,055  |       -  
               Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting|     570  |     593  |     581  |     574  |     573  
                    Crop production                      |     230  |     261  |     263  |     250  |     221  
                    Animal production and aquaculture    |     171  |     151  |     152  |     161  |     189  
                    Forestry and logging                 |      81  |     106  |      76  |      84  |      59  
               Mining, quarrying, and oil and            |          |          |          |          |          
                 gas extraction(4)                       |     120  |      89  |     112  |     130  |     127  
                    Mining (except oil and gas)          |      28  |      22  |      31  |      34  |      23  
                    Support activities for mining        |      86  |      56  |      73  |      83  |      82  
               Construction                              |     937  |     991  |     971  |   1,008  |   1,061  
                    Construction of buildings            |     175  |     182  |     196  |     200  |       -  
                    Heavy and civil engineering          |          |          |          |          |          
                      construction                       |     148  |     159  |     152  |     180  |     156  
                    Specialty trade contractors          |     595  |     631  |     610  |     609  |       -  
               Manufacturing                             |     353  |     318  |     303  |     343  |       -  
                    Food manufacturing                   |      44  |      40  |      51  |      41  |       -  
                    Fabricated metal product             |          |          |          |          |          
                      manufacturing                      |      66  |      41  |      50  |      56  |       -  
          Service providing                              |   2,399  |   2,702  |   2,707  |   2,724  |       -  
               Wholesale trade                           |     175  |     179  |     174  |     202  |     178  
               Retail trade                              |     269  |     282  |     287  |     274  |     291  
                    Motor vehicle and parts dealers      |      62  |      42  |      54  |      68  |      58  
                    Food and beverage stores             |      58  |      71  |      60  |      42  |      54  
               Transportation and warehousing            |     765  |     825  |     882  |     874  |     913  
                    Truck transportation                 |     546  |     570  |     599  |     607  |     617  
               Utilities                                 |      22  |      30  |      28  |      29  |      22  
               Information                               |      42  |      46  |      43  |      31  |       -  
               Finance and insurance                     |      19  |      26  |      32  |      30  |      21  
               Real estate and rental and leasing        |      64  |      91  |      69  |      78  |      87  
               Professional, scientific, and             |          |          |          |          |          
                 technical services                      |      76  |     100  |      69  |      87  |      86  
               Administrative and support and waste      |          |          |          |          |          
                 management and remediation services     |     401  |     439  |     460  |     497  |     498  
               Educational services                      |      30  |      42  |      43  |      30  |      45  
               Health care and social assistance         |     109  |     117  |     146  |     138  |     152  
               Arts, entertainment, and recreation       |      82  |      96  |      91  |      78  |      83  
               Accommodation and food services           |     143  |     202  |     171  |     175  |     188  
               Other services, except                    |          |          |          |          |          
                 public administration                   |     202  |     223  |     205  |     195  |     210  
                                                         |          |          |          |          |          
     Government(5)                                       |     457  |     497  |     473  |     471  |     426  
          Federal government(3)                          |     118  |     107  |     116  |     124  |     111  
          State government(3)                            |      81  |      97  |      91  |      69  |      75  
          Local government(3)                            |     257  |     291  |     265  |     276  |     240  
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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 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) since 2003 
     to define industry. For complete information on the version of NAICS used in these years, see our definitions 
     page at https://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm.
       3 Includes all fatal occupational injuries meeting this ownership criterion across all specified years, 
     regardless of industry classification system. Cases where ownership is unknown are included in private 
     industry counts.      
       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. Cases classified 
     as foreign government and other government are included in all government counts, but not displayed separately.
      
       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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