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Fatality Rates of Selected Occupations, 2012 and 2013

The average fatality rate decreased from 2012 to 2013.

Occupation Fatality rate 2013 Number of fatalities 2013 Fatality rate 20121Number of
fatalities 2012
Farming, fishing, and forestry 23.9 232 24.8 260
Transportation and material moving 14.9 1,255 15.2 1,247
Construction and extraction 12.2 845 12.9 870
Installation, maintenance, and repair 7.2 370 7.1 348
Protective service 6.9 249 6.7 231
Management 2.4 408 2.6 445
Sales and related 1.6 220 1.6 225
Total fatal work injuries, all occupations 3.3 4,585 3.4 4,628
NOTE: 1. Rate per 100,000 employed.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 2012; 2015.

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