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Table 2. Fatal occupational injuries by industry and selected event or exposure, 2012






     Table 2.  Fatal occupational injuries by industry and selected event or exposure, 2012p
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                                             |                       |                                               
                                             |     Fatal injuries    |         Selected event or exposure(2)         
                                             |                       |        (percent of total for industry)        
                                             |_______________________|_______________________________________________
                   Industry(1)               |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                             |           |           |           |           |   Falls,  | Struck by 
                                             |   Number  |  Percent  | Homicides | Roadway(3)|   slips,  | object or 
                                             |           |           |           |           |   trips   | equipment 
     ________________________________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________
                                             |           |           |           |           |           |           
         Total...............................|   4,383   |     100   |      11   |      24   |      15   |      12   
                                             |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Private industry.......................|   3,945   |      90   |      10   |      24   |      16   |      12   
                                             |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Goods producing.......................|   1,741   |      40   |       1   |      15   |      21   |      17   
                                             |           |           |           |           |           |           
        Natural resources and mining.........|     652   |      15   |     –     |      17   |       8   |      23   
         Agriculture, forestry, fishing and  |           |           |           |           |           |           
          hunting............................|     475   |      11   |     –     |      12   |       7   |      25   
           Crop production...................|     204   |       5   |     –     |      13   |       5   |      23   
           Animal production.................|     141   |       3   |     –     |      16   |       9   |      16   
           Forestry and logging..............|      62   |       1   |     –     |     –     |       5   |      74   
         Mining(4)...........................|     177   |       4   |     –     |      30   |      13   |      18   
           Mining, except oil and gas........|      38   |       1   |     –     |       8   |      13   |      24   
           Support activities for mining.....|     114   |       3   |     –     |      38   |      11   |      16   
        Construction.........................|     775   |      18   |       1   |      14   |      36   |      10   
         Construction........................|     775   |      18   |       1   |      14   |      36   |      10   
           Construction of buildings.........|     133   |       3   |       2   |       9   |      50   |       8   
           Heavy and civil engineering       |           |           |           |           |           |           
            construction.....................|     169   |       4   |     –     |      25   |      11   |      15   
           Specialty trade contractors.......|     456   |      10   |    (5)    |      11   |      41   |       9   
        Manufacturing........................|     314   |       7   |       6   |      15   |      12   |      19   
         Manufacturing.......................|     314   |       7   |       6   |      15   |      12   |      19   
           Food manufacturing................|      41   |       1   |      10   |      24   |      17   |      10   
           Fabricated metal product          |           |           |           |           |           |           
            manufacturing....................|      43   |       1   |       2   |     –     |       7   |      33   
                                             |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Service providing.....................|   2,204   |      50   |      16   |      30   |      12   |       9   
                                             |           |           |           |           |           |           
        Trade, transportation, and utilities |   1,152   |      26   |      14   |      42   |       9   |       8   
         Wholesale trade.....................|     191   |       4   |       6   |      34   |      15   |      17   
           Merchant wholesalers, durable     |           |           |           |           |           |           
            goods............................|     103   |       2   |       8   |      32   |      13   |      22   
           Merchant wholesalers, nondurable  |           |           |           |           |           |           
            goods............................|      83   |       2   |     –     |      35   |      18   |      11   
         Retail trade........................|     262   |       6   |      40   |      18   |      15   |       7   
           Motor vehicle and parts dealers...|      43   |       1   |      23   |      23   |     –     |      12   
           Food and beverage stores..........|      63   |       1   |      65   |       6   |      11   |       2   
         Transportation and warehousing......|     677   |      15   |       7   |      54   |       5   |       6   
           Truck transportation..............|     456   |      10   |       1   |      71   |       4   |       6   
           Transit and ground passenger      |           |           |           |           |           |           
            transportation...................|      54   |       1   |      63   |      26   |     –     |     –     
         Utilities...........................|      22   |       1   |     –     |      23   |     –     |      18   
        Information..........................|      38   |       1   |      13   |      47   |     –     |     –     
        Financial activities.................|      81   |       2   |      23   |      16   |      25   |       7   
         Finance and insurance...............|      20   |    (5)    |     –     |     –     |      30   |     –     
         Real estate and rental and leasing..|      61   |       1   |      26   |      18   |      23   |       8   
        Professional and business services...|     388   |       9   |       7   |      18   |      19   |      16   
         Professional and technical services |      54   |       1   |     –     |      28   |      17   |     –     
         Administrative and waste services...|     332   |       8   |       8   |      17   |      19   |      19   
        Educational and health services......|     139   |       3   |      15   |      22   |      14   |       2   
         Educational services................|      33   |       1   |     –     |     –     |      18   |     –     
         Health care and social assistance...|     106   |       2   |      18   |      28   |      13   |       3   
        Leisure and hospitality..............|     220   |       5   |      35   |      12   |      11   |       4   
         Arts, entertainment, and recreation |      78   |       2   |       8   |       9   |      14   |       8   
         Accommodation and food services.....|     142   |       3   |      50   |      13   |      10   |     –     
        Other services, except public        |           |           |           |           |           |           
         administration......................|     183   |       4   |      26   |      13   |       7   |      15   
                                             |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Government(6)..........................|     438   |      10   |      17   |      26   |      10   |       4   
                                             |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Federal government....................|      97   |       2   |       7   |      16   |       7   |     –     
       State government......................|      87   |       2   |      15   |      29   |      11   |       3   
       Local government......................|     250   |       6   |      22   |      30   |      10   |       5   
     ________________________________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________

       1 Industry data are based on the North American Industry Classification System, 2007.
       2 Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 implemented for 2011
     data forward.  The figure shown is the percent of the total fatal injuries for that industry group.
       3 "Roadway" includes deaths to vehicle occupants resulting from traffic incidents that occur on the public
     roadway, shoulder, or surrounding area.  It excludes incidents occurring entirely off the roadway, such as in
     parking lots and on farms; incidents involving trains; and deaths to pedestrians or other nonpassengers.
       4 Includes fatal injuries at all establishments categorized as Mining (Sector 21) in the North American
     Industry Classification System, 2007, including establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health
     Administration (MSHA) rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction.
       5 Less than or equal to 0.5 percent.
       6 Includes fatal injuries to workers employed by governmental organizations regardless of industry.
       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.  Dashes indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria. 
     CFOI fatality counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event.  There were three
     fatal injuries for which there was insufficient information to determine a specific industry classification.
       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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