4,679 fatal work injuries in 2014

September 23, 2015

A preliminary total of 4,679 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2014, an increase of 2 percent over the revised count of 4,585 fatal work injuries in 2013.

Fatal occupational injuries by sex, 2011–2014
Year Total Women Men

2011

4,693 385 4,308

2012

4,628 351 4,277

2013

4,585 319 4,265

2014(p)

4,679 359 4,320
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary.

Women incurred 13 percent more fatal work injuries in 2014 than in 2013, as their number of fatal work injuries increased from 319 to 359. Even with this increase, women accounted for only 8 percent of all fatal occupational injuries in 2014. Fatal work injuries among men in 2014 were slightly higher than the previous year. Consistent with previous years, men accounted for 92 percent of all fatal occupational injuries.

The preliminary rate of fatal work injury for U.S. workers in 2014 was 3.3 per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers; the revised rate for 2013 was also 3.3.

These data are from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), which is part of the BLS Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program. Data for the most recent year are preliminary. To learn more, see "National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2014 (Preliminary Results)" (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, 4,679 fatal work injuries in 2014 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/4679-fatal-work-injuries-in-2014.htm (visited April 28, 2017).

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