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Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries by event or exposure, 2012






     Table 1.  Fatal occupational injuries by event or exposure, 2011-2012
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                                                  |         |                   
                                                  | 2011(2) |       2012p       
                 Event or exposure(1)             |_________|___________________
                                                  |                   |         
                                                  |       Number      | Percent 
     _____________________________________________|___________________|_________
                                                  |         |         |         
       Total......................................|  4,693  |  4,383  |    100  
                                                  |         |         |         
     Violence and other injuries by persons or    |         |         |         
      animals.....................................|    791  |    767  |     17  
       Homicides - intentional injury by other    |         |         |         
        person....................................|    468  |    463  |     11  
         Shooting by other person - intentional...|    365  |    375  |      9  
         Stabbing, cutting, slashing, piercing....|     42  |     32  |      1  
       Self-inflicted injury - intentional........|    250  |    225  |      5  
                                                  |         |         |         
     Transportation incidents.....................|  1,937  |  1,789  |     41  
       Roadway incidents involving motorized land |         |         |         
        vehicle...................................|  1,103  |  1,044  |     24  
         Roadway collision with other vehicle.....|    525  |    512  |     12  
           Roadway collision - moving in same     |         |         |         
            direction.............................|    150  |    110  |      3  
           Roadway collision - moving in opposite |         |         |         
            directions, oncoming..................|    172  |    186  |      4  
           Roadway collision - moving             |         |         |         
            perpendicularly.......................|    111  |    124  |      3  
         Roadway collision with object other than |         |         |         
          vehicle.................................|    313  |    300  |      7  
           Vehicle struck object or animal on side|         |         |         
            of roadway............................|    292  |    282  |      6  
         Roadway noncollision incident............|    262  |    228  |      5  
           Jack-knifed or overturned, roadway.....|    208  |    187  |      4  
       Nonroadway incidents involving motorized   |         |         |         
        land vehicles.............................|    222  |    227  |      5  
           Jack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway..|    113  |    111  |      3  
       Pedestrian vehicular incident..............|    316  |    283  |      6  
         Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone|     63  |     65  |      1  
       Rail vehicle incidents.....................|     50  |     33  |      1  
       Water vehicle incidents....................|     72  |     64  |      1  
       Aircraft incidents.........................|    145  |    125  |      3  
                                                  |         |         |         
     Fires and explosions.........................|    144  |    116  |      3  
                                                  |         |         |         
     Falls, slips, trips..........................|    681  |    668  |     15  
       Falls to lower level.......................|    553  |    544  |     12  
         Fall from collapsing structure or        |         |         |         
          equipment...............................|     38  |     35  |      1  
         Fall through surface or existing opening |     60  |     71  |      2  
       Fall on same level.........................|    111  |    108  |      2  
                                                  |         |         |         
     Exposure to harmful substances or            |         |         |         
      environments................................|    419  |    320  |      7  
       Exposure to electricity....................|    174  |    156  |      4  
       Exposure to temperature extremes...........|     63  |     40  |      1  
       Exposure to other harmful substances.......|    144  |     94  |      2  
         Inhalation of harmful substance..........|     57  |     40  |      1  
                                                  |         |         |         
     Contact with objects and equipment...........|    710  |    712  |     16  
       Struck by object or equipment..............|    476  |    509  |     12  
         Struck by falling object or equipment -  |         |         |         
          other than powered vehicle..............|    219  |    233  |      5  
         Struck by discharged or flying object....|     24  |     27  |      1  
       Caught in or compressed by equipment or    |         |         |         
        objects...................................|    145  |    122  |      3  
         Caught in running equipment or machinery |    118  |     92  |      2  
       Struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing   |         |         |         
        structure, equipment, or material.........|     84  |     74  |      2  
     _____________________________________________|_________|_________|_________

       1 Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System
     (OIICS) 2.01 implemented for 2011 data forward.
       2 Totals for 2011 are revised and final.  The BLS news release issued
     September 20, 2012, reported a total of 4,609 fatal work injuries for
     calendar year 2011.  Since then, an additional 84 job-related fatal
     injuries were identified, bringing the total job-related fatal injury count
     for 2011 to 4,693.
       p Data for 2012 are preliminary.  Revised and final 2012 data are
     scheduled to be released in Spring 2014.
       NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown
     separately.  Percentages may not add to totals because of rounding.  CFOI
     fatality counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an
     injury event.
       SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in
     cooperation with State, New York City, District of Columbia, and Federal
     agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

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Last Modified Date: August 22, 2013
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