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Work-related deaths for taxi drivers and chauffeurs at a record low in 2018

January 10, 2020

Fatal work injuries to taxi drivers and chauffeurs declined 24 percent, from 62 in 2017 to 47 in 2018. This is the lowest total since 2003, when comparable data for the occupation were first available.

Fatal work injuries to taxi drivers and chauffeurs, 2003–18
Year Number of fatal injuries

2003

64

2004

68

2005

62

2006

53

2007

63

2008

69

2009

55

2010

57

2011

64

2012

50

2013

61

2014

68

2015

54

2016

60

2017

62

2018

47

Roadway incidents (25) and homicides (14) were the two largest types of events leading to workplace fatalities to taxi drivers and chauffeurs in 2018. Homicides to taxi drivers and chauffeurs were at a low. A robber was a perpetrator in seven of the 14 homicides; the remaining perpetrators were other or unknown assailants.

Fatal work injuries to taxi drivers and chauffeurs by selected event or exposures, 2011–18
Year Roadway incidents Homicides

2011

27 31

2012

16 32

2013

25 26

2014

26 31

2015

24 27

2016

28 26

2017

30 21

2018

25 14

These data are from the Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program. To learn more, see “National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2018.” We also have more charts on fatal workplace injuries. Ride-sharing workers are included in the taxi driver and chauffeur occupation.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Work-related deaths for taxi drivers and chauffeurs at a record low in 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/work-related-deaths-for-taxi-drivers-and-chauffeurs-at-a-record-low-in-2018.htm (visited January 19, 2020).

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