Table 6 - Fatal Occupational Injuries Resulting from Transportation Incidents and Homicides by Occupation

Occupation(1)

Total fatalities (number)

Transportation incidents
(percent)

Homicides
(percent)

Total

Highway Incidents

Non- Highway Incidents

Worker struck by Vehicle

All other transporta- tion incidents

Total

Homicides by shooting

All other homicides

Total 91 39.6 26.4 5.5 4.4 3.3 9.9 6.6 --

Managerial and professional specialty 9 55.6 55.6 -- -- -- -- -- --
Executive, administrative, and managerial 7 57.1 57.1 -- -- -- -- -- --

Technical, sales, and administrative support 12 83.3 58.3 -- -- -- -- -- --
Sales occupations 10 80.0 60.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
Supervisors and proprietors, sales occupations 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Sales representatives, commodities except retail 3 100.0 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
Sales representatives, mining, manufacturing, and wholesale 3 100.0 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
Sales workers, retail and personal services 3 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Service occupations 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Service occupations, except protective and household 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Farming, forestry, and fishing 26 26.9 -- 15.4 -- -- -- -- --
Farming operators and managers 16 25.0 -- 18.8 -- -- -- -- --
Farmers, except horticultural 16 25.0 -- 18.8 -- -- -- -- --
Other agricultural and related occupations 9 33.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Related agricultural occupations 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Precision production, craft, and repair 17 23.5 17.6 -- -- -- -- -- --
Mechanics and repairers 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Mechanics and repairers, except supervisors 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, repairers 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Construction trades 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Construction trades, except supervisors 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Operators, fabricators, and laborers 21 42.9 38.1 -- -- -- -- -- --
Transportation and material moving occupations 15 53.3 46.7 -- -- -- -- -- --
Motor vehicle operators 14 57.1 50.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
Truck drivers 13 53.8 46.2 -- -- -- -- -- --
Handlers, equipment cleaners, helpers, and laborers 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

1 Based on the 1990 Occupational Classification System developed by the Bureau of the Census.

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.

 


Updated November 20, 2008
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