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|Industry(1)||Fatal injury rate(2)|
2015 Overall Rate
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
Wholesale and retail trade
Transportation and utilities
Professional and business services
Educational and health services
Leisure and hospitality
Other services, except public administration
(1) CFOI has used several versions of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) since 2003 to define industry. For more information on the version of NAICS used in this year, see our definitions page at https://www.bls.gov/iif/definitions/census-of-fatal-occupational-injuries-definitions.htm.
(2) Workers under the age of 16 years, volunteer workers, and members of the resident military are not included in rate calculations to maintain consistency with the Current Population Survey (CPS) employment. The ownership category government is not presented separately and may be included in any industry category. In 2007, the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) adopted hours-based state fatal injury rates. Employment-based rates were used previously. Because of substantial differences between rates calculated using the two methods, hours-based state fatal injury rates should not be compared to the employment-based rates from previous years.
Last Modified Date: December 16, 2016