TABLE 2-2-3 - Transportation-Related Occupational Fatalities: 1995-2007

TABLE 2-2-3 - Transportation-Related Occupational Fatalities: 1995-2007

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  All occupational fatalities Transportation-related fatalities, total Highway Nonhighway Aircraft Pedestrian struck by vehicle Water vehicle Railway
1995 6,275 2,587 1,346 387 283 388 87 82
1996 6,202 2,601 1,346 374 324 353 119 74
1997 6,238 2,605 1,393 377 261 367 109 93
1998 6,055 2,645 1,442 388 224 413 112 60
1999 6,054 2,618 1,496 352 228 377 102 56
2000 5,920 2,573 1,365 399 280 370 84 71
2001 5,915 2,524 1,409 326 247 383 90 62
2002 5,534 2,385 1,373 323 194 356 71 64
2003 5,575 2,364 1,353 347 211 337 69 43
2004 5,764 2,490 1,398 338 231 378 91 50
2005 5,734 2,493 1,437 340 149 391 88 83
2006 5,840 2,459 1,356 345 217 379 96 65
2007 5,488 2,234 1,311 292 167 342 69 48

NOTES: Numbers may not add to totals because transportation categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Highway 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.

Nonhighway 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. Pedestrian struck by vehicle includes workers struck by vehicle/mobile equipment in roadway, on side of road, in a parking lot, or nonroad area.

Water vehicle includes collisions, explosions, fires, fall from or on ship/boat, and sinking/capsized water vehicles involved in transportation. Does not include fishing boats. Railway includes collisions between railway vehicles, railway vehicle and other vehicle, railway vehicle and other object, and derailment.

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 August 2008 as reported in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 2-7, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of January 2009.