Fatality Rates of Selected Occupations, 2012 and 2013

The average fatality rate decreased from 2012 to 2013.

OccupationFatality rate 2013Number of fatalities 2013Fatality rate 20121Number of
fatalities 2012
Farming, fishing, and forestry23.923224.8260
Transportation and material moving14.91,25515.21,247
Construction and extraction12.284512.9870
Installation, maintenance, and repair7.23707.1348
Protective service6.92496.7231
Sales and related1.62201.6225
Total fatal work injuries, all occupations3.34,5853.44,628
NOTE: 1. Rate per 100,000 employed.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 2012; 2015.


Labor and Employment


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