962 occupational road construction site deaths, 2003–2010
January 03, 2014
Over the 2003–2010 period, there were 43,025 fatal occupational injuries in the United States. Over the same period, 962 worker fatalities were reported at road construction sites—2.2 percent of the total.
|Year||Road construction||All sites||Road construction worker fatalities as a percentage of all fatal occupational injuries|
The total number of fatal occupational injuries over this period ranged from 4,551 (in 2009) to 5,840 (in 2006). The number of workers killed at road construction sites ranged from 101 (in 2008) to 165 (in 2005). Even as overall fatal workplace injuries began to decrease in 2007, fatal workplace injuries at road construction sites remained relatively constant. Road construction worker fatalities as a percentage of all fatal occupational injuries has ranged from 1.9 percent (in 2007 and 2008) to 2.9 percent (in 2005).
These data are from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), which is part of the BLS Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program. See "An analysis of fatal occupational injuries at road construction sites, 2003–2010," by Stephen M. Pegula, in the Monthly Labor Review (November 2013) to learn more.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 962 occupational road construction site deaths, 2003–2010 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140103.htm (visited August 11, 2020).
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