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WORKPLACE DEATHS BY CAUSE, 2012-2013 (1)
  2012 2013
Cause Number Number Percent of total
All transportation (includes vehicle crashes) 1,923 1,740 40%
     Vehicle crashes (2) 1,153 991 22
Assaults and violence (includes homicides) 803 753 17
     Homicides 475 397 9
Contact with objects and equipment 723 717 16
Falls 704 699 16
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 340 330 7
Fires and explosions 122 148 3
Total workplace fatalities 4,628 4,405 100%

(1) From intentional and unintentional sources.
(2) Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

 
WORKPLACE DEATHS BY CAUSE, 2007-2008 (1)
  Fatalities
  2007 2008
Cause Number Number Percent of total
All transportation (includes vehicle crashes) 2,351 2,053 40%
     Vehicle crashes 1,414 1,149 23
Contact with objects and equipment 920 923 18
Assaults and violence (includes homicides) 864 794 16
     Homicides 628 517 10
Falls 847 680 13
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 497 432 9
Fires and explosions 152 173 3
Total workplace fatalities 5,657 5,071 100%

(1) From intentional and unintentional sources.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

 
WORKPLACE DEATHS BY CAUSE, 2008-2009 (1)
  Fatalities
  2008 2009
Cause Number Number Percent of total
All transportation (includes vehicle crashes) 2,130 1,682 39%
     Vehicle crashes 1,215 882 20
Assaults and violence (includes homicides) 816 788 18
     Homicides 526 521 12
Contact with objects and equipment 937 734 17
Falls 700 617 14
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 439 390 9
Fires and explosions 174 113 3
Total workplace fatalities 5,214 4,340 100%

(1) From intentional and unintentional sources.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

 
WORKPLACE DEATHS BY CAUSE, 2009-2010 (1)
  Fatalities
  2009 2010
Cause Number Number Percent of total
All transportation (includes vehicle crashes) 1,795 1,766 39%
     Vehicle crashes 985 968 21
Assaults and violence (includes homicides) 837 808 18
     Homicides 542 506 11
Contact with objects and equipment 741 732 16
Falls 645 635 14
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 404 409 9
Fires and explosions 113 187 4
Total workplace fatalities 4,551 4,547 100%

(1) From intentional and unintentional sources.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

 
WORKPLACE DEATHS BY CAUSE, 2011 (1)
  2011 Fatalities
Cause Number Percent of total
All transportation (includes vehicle crashes) 1,898 41%
     Vehicle crashes (2) 1,075 23
Assaults and violence (includes homicides) 780 17
     Homicides 458 10
Contact with objects and equipment 708 15
Falls 666 14
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 401 9
Fires and explosions 143 3
Total workplace fatalities 4,609 100%

(1) From intentional and unintentional sources.
(2) Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

 
WORKPLACE DEATHS BY CAUSE, 2011-2012 (1)
  2011 2012 
Cause Number Number Percent of total
All transportation (includes vehicle crashes) 1,937 1,789 41%
     Vehicle crashes (2) 1,103 1,044 24
Assaults and violence (includes homicides) 791 767 17
     Homicides 468 463 11
Contact with objects and equipment 710 712 16
Falls 681 668 15
Exposure to harmful substances or environments 419 320 7
Fires and explosions 144 116 3
Total workplace fatalities 4,693 4,383 100%

(1) From intentional and unintentional sources.
(2) Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.