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Fatality Rates of Selected Occupations, 2012

(average fatality rate for all occupations: 3.4 per 100,000)

OccupationFatality rate1Number of
fatalities
Farming, fishing, and forestry 24.8 260
Transportation and meaterial moving 15.2 1,247
Construction and extraction 12.9 870
Installation, maintenance, and repair 7.1 348
Protective service 6.7 231
Management 2.6 445
Sales and related 1.6 225
NOTE: 1. Rate per 100,000 employed.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 2012.

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