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Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

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The Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF) program produces a wide range of information about workplace injuries and illnesses. These data are collected and reported annually through the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) and the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI).

For information on nonfatal workplace injury and illness, see the most recently published industry data. See the latest industry incidence rates (OSHA recordable case rates), or calculate a firm's incidence rate by using BLS's incidence rate calculatorMore information on calculating incidence rates.



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Latest Numbers

Nonfatal injuries and illnesses, private industry

Total recordable cases: 2,654,700 in 2020 Historical Data

Cases involving days away from work: 1,176,300 in 2020 Historical Data

Median days away from work (DAFW): 10 in 2022 Historical Data

DAFW Cases involving sprains, strains, tears: 547,980 in 2022 Historical Data

DAFW Cases involving injuries to the back: 250,830 in 2022 Historical Data

DAFW Cases involving falls, slips, trips: 450,540 in 2022 Historical Data

Fatal work-related injuries

Total fatal injuries (all sectors): 5,190 in 2021 Historical Data

Roadway incidents (all sectors): 1,253 in 2021 Historical Data

Falls, slips, trips (all sectors): 850 in 2021 Historical Data

Homicides (all sectors): 481 in 2021 Historical Data

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Info For Survey Participants

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News Releases

//CFOI Resilio Test 09292023// 5,333 fatal work injuries in 2022, up 2% from 2022


//CFOI Resilio Test 09292023// A total of 5,333 workers died from a work-related injury in the U.S. in 2019, up 2 percent from the 2018 total of 5,250. The fatal work injury rate was 3.5 fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers, which was the rate reported in 2018.
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Employers reported 2.7 million injury and illness cases in 2022, down 5.7% from 2021


In 2022, employers reported 2.7 million injury and illness cases in private industry, down 5.7 percent from 2021. Injury cases declined to 2.1 million in 2022 from 2.7 million in 2021, while illness cases more than quadrupled to 544,600 cases in 2022.
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Next Release

The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries data for 2021 are scheduled to be released on Friday, December 16, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. Eastern Time.


The Economics Daily

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Women accounted for 70.8 percent of workplace illnesses caused by viruses in 2020

Women accounted for 70.8 percent of the 390,020 reported workplace illness cases caused by “other diseases due to viruses, not elsewhere classified” in private establishments in 2020. This category includes COVID-19 cases. read more »

Spotlight on Statistics

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Workplace Injuries and Job Requirements for Construction Laborers

In 2020, fatalities caused by falls, slips, and trips accounted for 35.3 percent, (345 of 976) of the fatalities within construction and extraction occupations. Workers in construction and extraction occupations experienced 21,400 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses due to falls, slips, and trips. Of the 345 construction occupation fatalities from falls, 96 were experienced by construction laborers alone. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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Challenges in calculating occupational fatality rates

This article explores the challenges associated with calculating occupational fatality rates in three high-risk occupations: firefighters, young farm workers, and police officers. read more »

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