Table 5 - Fatal Occupational Injuries by Occupation and Event or Exposure

Occupation(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 --

Managerial and professional specialty 9 55.6 44.4 -- -- -- --
Executive, administrative, and managerial 7 57.1 -- -- -- -- --

Technical, sales, and administrative support 12 83.3 -- -- -- -- --
Sales occupations 10 80.0 -- -- -- -- --
Supervisors and proprietors, sales occupations 3 -- -- -- -- -- --
Sales representatives, commodities except retail 3 100.0 -- -- -- -- --
Sales representatives, mining, manufacturing, and wholesale 3 100.0 -- -- -- -- --
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 11.5 38.5 -- 15.4 --
Farming operators and managers 16 25.0 18.8 43.8 -- -- --
Farmers, except horticultural 16 25.0 18.8 43.8 -- -- --
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 23.5 23.5 --
Mechanics and repairers 8 -- -- -- -- -- --
Mechanics and repairers, except supervisors 7 -- -- -- -- -- --
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, repairers 4 -- -- -- -- -- --
Construction trades 7 -- -- -- -- 42.9 --
Construction trades, except supervisors 5 -- -- -- -- 60.0 --

Operators, fabricators, and laborers 21 42.9 -- 28.6 14.3 -- --
Transportation and material moving occupations 15 53.3 -- 26.7 -- -- --
Motor vehicle operators 14 57.1 -- 21.4 -- -- --
Truck drivers 13 53.8 -- 23.1 -- -- --
Handlers, equipment cleaners, helpers, and laborers 4 -- -- -- -- -- --

(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, non-highway, 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."

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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