Fatal Occupation Injuries by Event or Exposure by Industry for 2001

Event or exposure1

Total fatalities (number)

Private Industry2
(percent)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agricul- ture, forestry, and fishing

Mining

Construction

Manufacturing

Transportation and public utilities

Whole- sale trade

Retail trade

Finance, insur- ance, and real estate

Services

Total

110

24.5

--

15.5

17.3

14.5

6.4

5.5

--

11.8

Transportation incidents

57

21.1

--

7.0

17.5

21.1

8.8

7.0

--

12.3

Highway incident

35

14.3

--

8.6

17.1

22.9

8.6

11.4

--

11.4

Collision between vehicles, mobile equipment

27

11.1

--

--

22.2

14.8

--

14.8

--

14.8

Moving in same direction

3

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Moving in opposite directions, oncoming

15

--

--

--

--

20.0

--

26.7

--

20.0

Moving in intersection

7

--

--

--

57.1

--

--

--

--

--

Noncollision incident

5

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Jack-knifed or overturned--no collision

3

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Nonhighway incident, except rail, air, water

9

55.6

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Noncollision incident

8

62.5

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Overturned

3

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Pedestrian, nonpassenger struck by vehicle, mobile equipment

4

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Pedestrian struck by vehile, mobile equipment in parking lot or non-roadway area

3

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Railway incident

3

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Collision between railway vehicle and other vehicle

3

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Aircraft incident

6

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

During takeoff or landing

4

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Assaults and violent acts

8

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Homicides

4

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Shooting

4

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Self-inflicted injury

3

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Suicide, attempted suicide

3

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Contact with objects and equipment

21

19.0

--

28.6

28.6

--

--

--

--

--

Struck by object

9

--

--

--

44.4

--

--

--

--

--

Struck by falling object

6

--

--

--

50.0

--

--

--

--

--

Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects

7

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Caught in running equipment or machinery

6

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Caught in or crushed in collapsing materials

5

--

--

60.0

--

--

--

--

--

--

Caught in or crushed in collapsing structure

3

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Falls

15

40.0

--

33.3

--

--

--

--

--

--

Fall to lower level

12

33.3

--

41.7

--

--

--

--

--

--

Fall from roof

3

--

--

100.0

--

--

--

--

--

--

Fall to lower level, n.e.c.

6

50.0

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Fall on same level

3

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

5

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Fires and explosions

4

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Explosion

4

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

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1 Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
2 Classified according to the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, 1987

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Percentages may not add to totals because of rounding.

Dashes indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

n.e.c. means "not elsewhere classified."

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with State and Federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

 


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