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 2001h 2002
TOTAL occupational fatalities 6,217 6,331 (R) 6,632 (R) 6,275 (R) 6,202 (R) 6,238 (R) 6,055 6,054 5,920 (R) 5,915 5,534
Transportation-related fatalities, total b 2,484 (R) 2,499 (R) 2,762 (R) 2,587 (R) 2,601 (R) 2,605 (R) 2,645 2,618 2,573 (R) 2,524 2,385
Highway c 1,158 (R) 1,242 (R) 1,343 (R) 1,346 (R) 1,346 (R) 1,393 (R) 1,442 1,496 1,365 (R) 1,409 1,373
Nonhighway d 436 392 (R) 409 (R) 387 (R) 374 377 (R) 388 352 399 (R) 326 323
Aircraft 353 282 (R) 426 (R) 283 (R) 324 261 (R) 224 228 280 247 194
Pedestrian struck by vehicle e 346 365 (R) 391 (R) 388 (R) 353 367 413 377 370 383 356
Water vehicle f 109 (R) 119 (R) 94 (R) 87 (R) 119 109 112 102 84 90 71
Railway g (R) 66 86 81 82 (R) 74 93 60 56 71 62 64
Percent of total occupational fatalities                      
Transportation-related fatalities, total b 40 (R) 39 42 41 42 42 44 43 43 43 43
Highway 19 20 20 21 22 22 24 25 23 24 25
Nonhighway 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 (R) 6 6
Aircraft 6 4 6 (R) 5 5 4 4 4 5 4 4
Pedestrian struck by vehicle 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 6 6 6 6
Water vehicle 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 1
Railway 1 1 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 Numbers may not add to totals because transportation categories may include subcategories not shown separately.

c 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.

d 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.

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

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

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

h Data do not include fatalities from the terrorist attacks of September 11 which totaled 2,886.

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, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), Internet site http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm#2002 as of June 17, 2004.