Table 1 - Fatal Occupational Injuries By Industry and Event or Exposure

 

Industry(1)  SIC code(1)  Total fatalities (number)  Event or exposure(2) (percent)
Transpor- tation incidents(3) Assaults and violent acts(4) Contact with objects and equipment Falls Exposure to harmful sub- stances or environ- ments Fires and explosions
Total   91 39.6 14.3 22.0 9.9 11.0 --
 
Private Industry   83 42.2 13.3 20.5 10.8 12.0 --
 
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing   23 30.4 13.0 34.8 -- -- --
Agricultural production-crops 01 3 -- -- -- -- -- --
General farms, primarily crop 019 3 -- -- -- -- -- --
Agricultural production - livestock 02 15 26.7 -- 46.7 -- -- --
Dairy farms 024 9 -- -- 44.4 -- -- --
General farms, primarily animal 029 6 -- -- 50.0 -- -- --
Agricultural services 07 5 -- -- -- -- -- --
Landscape and horticultural services 078 5 -- -- -- -- -- --
 
Construction   10 -- -- -- 30.0 30.0 --
Heavy construction, except building 16 4 -- -- -- -- -- --
Heavy construction, except highway 162 4 -- -- -- -- -- --
Water, sewer, pipeline, and communications and power line construction 1623 4 -- -- -- -- -- --
Special trade contractors 17 4 -- -- -- -- -- --
 
Manufacturing   5 60.0 -- -- -- -- --
 
Transportation and public utilities   14 71.4 -- -- -- -- --
Trucking and warehousing 42 10 60.0 -- -- -- -- --
Trucking and courier services, except air 421 10 60.0 -- -- -- -- --
Local trucking without storage 4212 6 66.7 -- -- -- -- --
Trucking, except local 4213 4 -- -- -- -- -- --
 
Wholesale trade   4 -- -- -- -- -- --
Wholesale trade--nondurable goods 51 3 -- -- -- -- -- --
 
Retail trade   7 -- 57.1 -- -- -- --
Miscellaneous retail 59 3 -- -- -- -- -- --
 
Finance, insurance, and real estate   3 -- -- -- -- -- --
 
Services   17 41.2 -- -- -- -- --
Social services 83 3 -- -- -- -- -- --
 
Government(6)   8 -- -- 37.5 -- -- --
Federal Government (including resident armed forces)   -- -- -- -- -- -- --
State Government   -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Local Government   6 -- -- -- -- -- --
Public Administration   4 -- -- -- -- -- --

(1) Classified according to the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, 1987.

(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.

(5) Includes fatalities at all establishments categorized as Mining (Division B) in the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, 1987 Edition, including establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction.

(6) Includes fatalities to workers employed by governmental organizations regardless of industry.

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

There were less than 5 fatalities for which there was insufficient information to determine a specific industry classification, though a distinction between private and government was made for each.

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.

 


 Updated November 20, 2008
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