Table 5. Fatal work injury rates per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers by selected occupations, 2019
Last Modified Date: December 16, 2020
Table 5. Fatal work injury rates(1) per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers by selected occupations, 2019
Characteristic | Fatal injury rate
All workers(2) | 3.5
Occupation (SOC)(3) |
Fishing and hunting workers | 145.0
Logging workers | 68.9
Aircraft pilots and flight engineers | 61.8
Roofers | 54.0
Helpers, construction trades | 40.0
Refuse and recyclable material collectors | 35.2
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers | 26.8
Structural iron and steel workers | 26.3
Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers| 23.2
Grounds maintenance workers | 19.8
1 Fatal injury rates are per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers. 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.
See www.bls.gov/opub/hom/cfoi/calculation.htm#comparisons-of-national-and-state-rates 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. See the CFOI Definitions page (www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm) for a more detailed
description of each data element.
3 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.
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