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 2000
TOTAL occupational fatalities 6,217 6,331 R6,588 R6,210 R6,112 R6,218 R6,026 R6,054 5,915
Transportation-related fatalities, totala 2,484 2,501 R2,740 R2,560 R2,556 R2,599 R2,630 R2,618 2,571
Highwayb 1,158 1,243 R1,336 R1,329 R1,324 R1,387 R1,431 R1,496 1,363
Nonhighwayc 436 392 R407 R388 R369 377 R384 R352 399
Aircraft 353 282 R424 R278 R320 261 R223 R228 280
Worker struck by vehicled 346 365 R383 R385 R349 367 413 377 370
Water vehiclee 109 120 R92 R84 R107 109 112 102 84
Railwayf 65 86 81 82 R75 93 60 56 71
Percent of total transportation-related fatalities 40 40 42 41 42 42 44 43 43
Highway 19 20 20 21 22 22 24 25 23
Nonhighway 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7
Aircraft 6 4 6 4 5 4 4 4 5
Worker struck by vehicle 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 6 6
Water vehicle 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1
Railway 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

KEY: R = revised.

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

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/iif/ as of July 23, 2002. 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.