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Fatal work injuries up in 2022

December 29, 2023

There were 5,486 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2022, a 5.7-percent increase from 5,190 in 2021. A worker died every 96 minutes from a work-related injury in 2022.

Number of fatal work injuries, 2013–22
Year Fatal work injuries

2013

4,585

2014

4,821

2015

4,836

2016

5,190

2017

5,147

2018

5,250

2019

5,333

2020

4,764

2021

5,190

2022

5,486

The fatal work injury rate in 2022 was 3.7 deaths per 100,000 full-time workers, up from 3.6 per 100,000 full-time workers in 2021.

Rate of fatal work injuries per 100,000 full-time workers, 2013–22
Year Fatal injury rate

2013

3.3

2014

3.4

2015

3.4

2016

3.6

2017

3.5

2018

3.5

2019

3.5

2020

3.4

2021

3.6

2022

3.7

These data are from the Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program. To learn more about fatal work injuries, see "National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2022." Also see charts of fatal occupational injuries data.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Fatal work injuries up in 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2023/fatal-work-injuries-up-in-2022.htm (visited June 22, 2024).

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