Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal cases added on the revised 2005 file

Updates and additions to the 2005 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) counts have been completed, and the revised data can be accessed using the following tools: Most Requested Statistics, Create Customized Tables (One Screen), and Create Customized Tables (Multiple Screens). Preliminary results for the 2005 fatality census were released in August 2006, and the original press release with those data can be found here: National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2005. Additional tables can be found on Current and Revised Data.

After the updates, the total number of fatal work injuries in 2005 was revised to 5,734, an increase of 32 fatalities from the preliminary count of 5,702 reported in August 2006. In addition, the updates led to changes in the classification of worker, job, and case circumstances for some fatalities. Among the changes resulting from the updates were the following:

The CFOI Program has compiled a count of all fatal work injuries occurring in the U.S. since 1992 by using diverse data sources to identify, verify, and profile fatal work injuries.For more information, see chapter 9 of the BLS Handbook of Methods, available online at

Last Modified Date: April 17, 2007

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