Table 2 - Occupational Fatalities in Transportation Occupations: 2000

Table 2 - Occupational Fatalities in Transportation Occupations: 2000

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  Total fatalities Transportation incidents Assaults and violent acts Contact with objects and equipment Falls Exposure to harmful substance or environment Fires and explosions
All occupations 5,915 2,578 932 1,009 736 481 179
Transportation occupations 1,264 939 82 147 48 37 11
Truck drivers 852 706 24 73 22 16 5
Drivers (sales workers) 45 33 9 - - - -
Bus drivers 21 17 - - - - -
Taxicab drivers and chauffeurs 70 25 44 - - - -
Airplane pilots and navigators 130 128 - - - - -
Rail transportation occupations 21 17 - - - - -
Water transportation occupations 26 13 - - - 5 -
Other transportation occupations1 99 0 - - - - -

1 Includes other vehicle operators, couriers, and material moving labor, etc.

KEY: - = no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

NOTE: Because these data are generated by a different methodology, they may not be consistent with other transportation fatality-by-mode data presented in this document.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, available at http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm, as of Dec. 20, 2001.