Some 4,500 people die each year in the US from work-related injuries - thats about 3.5 fatalities for every 100,000 employed Americans. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics keeps detailed track of where and how these fatalities occur. For this site we have combined the BLS data at the State level for the last available year (2010) with data from the US Census bureau to present an interactive database.
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Fatal occupational injuries - per 100,000 employed
Fatal injuries - by causing event
The work-related fatal injuries fall under one of 6 causing events: transportation incidents; assaults and violent acts; contact with objects and equipment; falls; exposure to harmful substances or environments; fires or explosions (see the BLS definitions of each event here)
Leading causes of fatal occupational injuries - percentage of total fatalities
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Transportation incidents - percentage of total fatalities
Assaults and violent acts - percentage of total fatalities
Contact with objects and equipment - percentage of total fatalities
Falls - percentage of total fatalities
Exposure to harmful substances or environments - percentage of total fatalities
Fires or explosions - percentage of total fatalities
Fatal injuries - by occupation
All occupations are grouped by the BLS in one of 5 categories: natural resources/ construction/ maintenance occupations; production/ transportation/ material moving occupations; management / professional occupations; service occupations; sales / office occupations (see the BLS definition of each occupation category here)