Table 8 - Fatal Occupational Injuries by Event or Exposure and Age

Event or exposure1

Total fatalities (number)

Age
(percent)

Under 16 years

16-17 years

18-19 years

20-24 years

25-34 years

35-44 years

45-54 years

55-64 years

65 years and over

Total

91

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12.1

15.4

20.9

19.8

16.5

13.2

Transportation incidents

36

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11.1

13.9

16.7

22.2

13.9

19.4

Highway incident

24

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12.5

16.7

16.7

25.0

16.7

12.5

Collision between vehicles, mobile equipment

15

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20.0

20.0

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20.0

Moving in same direction

4

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Moving in opposite directions, oncoming

4

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Moving in intersection

6

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Vehicle struck stationary object, equipment on side of road

5

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Non-collision incident

4

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Jack-knifed or overturned--no collision

4

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Non-highway incident, except rail, air, water

5

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Noncollision incident

4

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Overturned

4

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Pedestrian, non-passenger struck by vehicle, mobile equipment

4

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Assaults and violent acts

13

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30.8

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Homicides

9

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Shooting

6

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Self-inflicted injury

3

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Contact with objects and equipment

20

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15.0

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15.0

20.0

20.0

15.0

Struck by object

7

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Struck by rolling, sliding objects on floor or ground level

3

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Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects

11

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Caught in running equipment or machinery

5

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Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects, n.e.c.

6

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Falls

9

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33.3

44.4

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Fall to lower level

7

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42.9

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Fall to lower level, n.e.c.

3

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Exposure to harmful substances or environments

10

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30.0

30.0

30.0

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Contact with electric current

5

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Contact with overhead power lines

4

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(1) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.

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."

Data for 2002 are preliminary; data for previous years are final.

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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