National census of fatal occupational injuries

Statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor show how workers are getting killed and the most dangerous jobs.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released some important data regarding occupational fatalities.

A total of 4,405 fatal work injuries occurred in 2013. This represents 3.2 per 100,000 workers.

Bringing attention to this data will hopefully result in greater worker safety.

We have reproduced some of the highlights below. You can read the full news release below.

Fatal occupational injuries by major event

Fires and explosions 3%
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 7%
Falls, slips, trips 16%
Contact with objects and equipment 16%
Violence and other injuries by persons or animals 17%
Transportation incidents 40%

Occupations with high fatal work injury rates

Logging workers
Fishers and related fishing workers
Aircraft pilots and flight engineers
Refuse and recyclable material collectors
Mining machine operators
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers
Electrical power-line installers and repairers
Construction laborers

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Related information:

National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries In 2013 (Preliminary Results)

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