Table 2-7: Transportation-Related Occupational Fatalitiesa

Table 2-7: Transportation-Related Occupational Fatalitiesa

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  1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
TOTAL occupational fatalities 6,217 6,331 6,632 6,275 6,202 6,238 R6,055 6,023
Transportation-related fatalities                
Highwayb 1,158 1,243 1,343 1,346 1,346 1,393 R1,442 1491
Nonhighwayc 436 392 409 387 374 377 R388 353
Aircraft 353 282 426 283 324 261 R224 227
Worker struck by vehicled 346 365 391 388 353 367 413 377
Water vehiclee 109 120 94 87 119 109 112 102
Railwayf 65 86 81 82 74 93 60 56
Total transportation-relatedg 2,484 2,501 2,762 2,587 2,601 2,605 R2,645 2,613
% of total occupational fatalities                
Highway 19 20 20 21 22 22 24 25
Nonhighway 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Aircraft 6 4 6 5 5 4 4 4
Worker struck by vehicle 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 6
Water vehicle 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2
Railway 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Total transportation-related 40 40 42 41 42 42 44 43

KEY: R = revised.

a Based on the 1992 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Structures.

b Includes collisions between vehicles/mobile equipment moving in the same or opposite directions, such as in an intersection; between moving and standing vehicles/mobile equipment at the side of a roadway; or a vehicle striking a stationary object. Also includes noncollisions, e.g., jack-knifed or overturned vehicle/mobile equipment-no collision; ran off highway-no collision; struck by shifting load; sudden start or stop; not elsewhere classified.

c Refers to farms and industrial premises. Includes collisions between vehicles/mobile equipment; vehicles/mobile equipment striking a stationary object. Also includes noncollisions such as a fall from a moving vehicle/mobile equipment, fall from and struck by vehicle/mobile equipment, overturned vehicle/mobile equipment, and loss of control of vehicle/mobile equipment.

d Includes worker struck by vehicle/mobile equipment in roadway, on side of road, in a parking lot, or nonroad area.

e Includes collisions, explosions, fires, fall from or on ship/boat, and sinking/capsized water vehicles involved in transportation. Does not include fishing boats.

f Includes collisions between railway vehicles, railway vehicle and other vehicle, railway vehicle and other object, and derailment.

g Numbers may not add to totals because transportation categories may include subcategories not shown separately.

NOTES:

Percentages may not add to totals due to rounding.

The above categories do not define the types of jobs people had, nor the industries in which they worked. The categories define the ways in which they died. For example, a representative traveling for business reasons who is killed in a rail accident would be listed under rail.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, News: National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, Internet site www.bls.gov/oshhome.htm as of July 27, 2001. This document is based on the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table 1.