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The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) aims to capture all workers in any employee status (wage and salary, self-employed, volunteer, etc.) in all sectors (private, federal, including resident military, state, local, foreign, and other government) who have been fatally injured while working in the United States, including territorial waters.
Because the CFOI is a census and not a survey, there is no sampling frame, sample selection, sample refinement, or response rate. The CFOI program rigorously searches and collects data (as described in the data sources section) to ensure the final workplace fatality count is complete.