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709. Fatal Work Injuries, by Cause

[For the 50 States and DC. Based on the Censuses of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Due to methodological differences, data differ from those in Table 705. For details, see source]

 
1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
CAUSE Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
of fatali- distribu- of fatali- distribu- of fatali- distribu- of fatali- distribu- of fatali- distribu- of fatali- distribu- of fatali- distribu-
ties tion ties tion ties tion ties tion ties tion ties tion ties tion
 
    Total 6,217 100 6,331 100 6,632 100 6,275 100 6,202 100 6,238 100 6,026 100
 
Transportation accidents 1 2,484 40 2,501 40 2,762 42 2,587 41 2,601 42 2,605 42 2,630 44
  Highway accidents 1 1,158 19 1,243 20 1,343 20 1,346 21 1,346 22 1,393 22 1,431 24
    Collision between vehicles, mobile
     equipment 578 9 657 10 654 10 642 10 667 11 640 10 701 12
    Noncollision accidents 301 5 336 5 373 6 352 6 352 6 387 6 373 6
  Nonhighway accident (farm, industrial
   premises) 436 7 392 6 409 6 387 6 374 6 377 6 384 6
  Aircraft accidents 353 6 282 4 426 6 283 5 324 5 261 4 223 4
  Workers struck by a vehicle 346 6 365 6 391 6 388 6 353 6 367 6 413 7
  Water vehicle accidents 109 2 120 2 94 1 87 1 119 2 109 2 112 2
  Railway accidents 66 1 86 1 81 1 82 1 74 1 93 1 60 1
 
Assaults and violent acts 1 1,281 21 1,329 21 1,321 20 1,280 20 1,165 19 1,111 18 960 16
  Homicides 1 1,044 17 1,074 17 1,080 16 1,036 17 927 15 860 14 709 12
    Shooting 852 14 884 14 934 14 762 12 761 12 708 11 569 9
    Stabbing 90 1 95 2 60 1 67 1 80 1 73 1 61 1
  Self-inflicted injury 205 3 222 3 214 3 221 4 204 3 216 3 223 4
 
Contacts with objects and equipment 1 1,004 16 1,045 17 1,017 15 916 15 1,010 16 1,035 17 941 16
  Struck by object 1 557 9 566 9 590 9 547 9 582 9 579 9 517 9
    Struck by falling objects 361 6 346 6 372 6 341 5 403 7 384 6 317 5
    Struck by flying object 77 1 82 1 68 1 63 1 58 1 54 1 58 1
  Caught in or compressed by--
   Equipment or objects 316 5 309 5 280 4 255 4 285 5 320 5 266 4
   Collapsing materials 110 2 138 2 132 2 99 2 131 2 118 2 140 2
 
Falls 600 10 618 10 665 10 651 10 691 11 716 11 702 12
 
Exposure to harmful substances or
environments 1 605 10 592 9 641 10 609 10 533 9 554 9 572 9
  Contact with electric current 334 5 325 5 348 5 348 6 281 5 298 5 334 6
  Exposure to caustic, noxious
   or allergenic substances 127 2 115 2 133 2 107 2 123 2 123 2 104 2
  Oxygen deficiency 111 2 111 2 109 2 97 2 95 2 90 1 87 1
    Drowning, submersion 78 1 89 1 89 1 77 1 70 1 72 1 75 1
 
Fires and explosions 167 3 204 3 202 3 207 3 185 3 196 3 205 3
Other events and exposures 76 1 43 1 24 (Z) 25 (Z) 17 (Z) 21 (Z) 16 (Z)


Z Less than 0.5 percent.
1 Includes other causes, not shown separately.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, USDL News, Bulletins 95-288, August 3, 1995; 96-315, August 8, 1996; 97-226, August 7, 1997; and 99-208, August 4, 1999.

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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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