August 21, 2001
The number of job-related deaths from highway incidents declined in 2000 for the first time since the fatality census was begun in 1992.
Although the number of fatal highway incidents was down about 9 percent from 1999 levels, highway crashes continued to be the leading cause of on-the-job fatalities in 2000, accounting for nearly a quarter of all fatal work injuries. There were 1,363 fatal work injuries from highway incidents in 2000.
These data are a product of the BLS Safety and Health Statistics Program. Additional information is available from "National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 2000," news release USDL 01-261.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Decline in fatal on-the-job highway incidents on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/aug/wk3/art02.htm (visited March 28, 2015).
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