Fatal Occupation Injuries by Occupation and Event or Exposure for 2001

Occupation1

Total fatalities (number)

Event or exposure2
(percent)

 

 

 

 

 

   

Transpor- tation incidents3

Assaults and violent acts4

Contact with objects and equipment

Falls

Exposure to harmful sub- stances or environ- ments

Fires and explosions

Total

110

51.8

7.3

19.1

13.6

4.5

3.6

Managerial and professional specialty

9

66.7

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--

--

--

--

Executive, administrative, and managerial

7

71.4

--

--

--

--

--

Managers and administrators, n.e.c.

6

66.7

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--

--

--

--

Technical, sales, and administrative support

16

81.3

--

--

--

--

--

Technicians and related support occupations

8

100.0

--

--

--

--

--

Technicians, except health, engineering, and science

6

100.0

--

--

--

--

--

Airplane pilots and navigators

6

100.0

--

--

--

--

--

Sales occupations

7

57.1

--

--

--

--

--

Supervisors and proprietors, sales occupations

5

60.0

--

--

--

--

--

Service occupations

5

--

--

--

--

--

--

Service occupations, except protective and household

4

--

--

--

--

--

--

Personal service occupations

3

--

--

--

--

--

--

Farming, forestry, and fishing

27

37.0

--

25.9

18.5

--

--

Farming operators and managers

19

42.1

--

15.8

26.3

--

--

Farmers, except horticultural

19

42.1

--

15.8

26.3

--

--

Other agricultural and related occupations

5

--

--

--

--

--

--

Farm occupations, except managerial

3

--

--

--

--

--

--

Farm workers

3

--

--

--

--

--

--

Forestry and logging occupations

3

--

--

--

--

--

--

Precision production, craft, and repair

15

26.7

--

--

33.3

--

20.0

Mechanics and repairers

7

42.9

--

--

--

--

--

Mechanics and repairers, except supervisors

7

42.9

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--

--

--

--

Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, repairers

5

60.0

--

--

--

--

--

Construction trades

7

--

--

--

57.1

--

--

Construction trades, except supervisors

6

--

--

--

66.7

--

--

Operators, fabricators, and laborers

37

62.2

--

29.7

--

--

--

Machine operators, assemblers, and inspectors

3

--

--

100.0

--

--

--

Transportation and material moving occupations

24

70.8

--

20.8

--

--

--

Motor vehicle operators

20

80.0

--

--

--

--

--

Truck drivers

18

77.8

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--

--

--

--

Material moving equipment operators

4

--

--

75.0

--

--

--

Handlers, equipment cleaners, helpers, and laborers

10

60.0

--

30.0

--

--

--

Construction laborers

3

--

--

--

--

--

--

Laborers, except construction

5

80.0

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1 Based on the 1990 Occupational Classification System developed by the Bureau of the Census.
2 Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
3 Includes highway, nonhighway, air, water, and rail fatalities.
4 Includes violence by persons, self-inflicted injury, and assaults by animals.

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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