Occupations with high fatal work injury rates in the U.S. in 2016

Occupations with high fatal work injury rates in the U.S. in 2016 This statistic shows preliminary data for the top 10 occupations by fatal work injury deaths per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers in the U.S. in 2016. In 2016, the highest occupational injury death rate was to be found among logging workers with a rate of 135.9 deaths per 100,000 workers.
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Rate per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers
Logging workers 135.9
Fishers and related fishing workers 86
Aircraft pilots and flight engineers 55.5
Roofers 48.6
Refuse and recyclable material collectors 34.1
Structural iron and steel workers25.1
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers24.7
Farmers, ranchers, and other agriculture managers23.1
First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers18
Grounds maintenance workers17.4
Rate per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers
Logging workers 135.9
Fishers and related fishing workers 86
Aircraft pilots and flight engineers 55.5
Roofers 48.6
Refuse and recyclable material collectors 34.1
Structural iron and steel workers25.1
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers24.7
Farmers, ranchers, and other agriculture managers23.1
First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers18
Grounds maintenance workers17.4

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This statistic shows preliminary data for the top 10 occupations by fatal work injury deaths per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers in the U.S. in 2016. In 2016, the highest occupational injury death rate was to be found among logging workers with a rate of 135.9 deaths per 100,000 workers.
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Release date
December 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
Supplementary notes
Fatal injury rates exclude workers under the age of 16 years, volunteers, and resident military.

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