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Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries by event or exposure, 2008-2009


     Table 1.  Fatal occupational injuries by event or exposure,
     2008-2009
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                                        |                             
                                        |          Fatalities         
                                         _____________________________
                                        |         |                   
            Event or exposure(1)        | 2008(2) |       2009p       
                                         _____________________________
                                        |                   |         
                                        |       Number      | Percent 
     _________________________________________________________________
                                        |         |         |         
       Total............................|  5,214  |  4,340  |    100  
                                        |         |         |         
     Transportation incidents...........|  2,130  |  1,682  |     39  
       Highway..........................|  1,215  |    882  |     20  
         Collision between vehicles,    |         |         |         
          mobile equipment..............|    597  |    421  |     10  
           Moving in same direction.....|    156  |     97  |      2  
           Moving in opposite           |         |         |         
            directions, oncoming........|    202  |    169  |      4  
           Moving in intersection.......|    130  |     77  |      2  
         Vehicle struck object on side  |         |         |         
          of road.......................|    323  |    222  |      5  
         Noncollision...................|    275  |    218  |      5  
           Jack-knifed or overturned-no |         |         |         
            collision...................|    239  |    183  |      4  
       Nonhighway (farm, industrial     |         |         |         
        premises).......................|    284  |    260  |      6  
           Overturned...................|    151  |    134  |      3  
       Worker struck by a vehicle.......|    329  |    265  |      6  
       Railway accident.................|     34  |     33  |      1  
       Water vehicle accident...........|     76  |     82  |      2  
       Aircraft accident................|    191  |    156  |      4  
                                        |         |         |         
     Assaults and violent acts..........|    816  |    788  |     18  
       Homicides........................|    526  |    521  |     12  
         Shooting.......................|    421  |    420  |     10  
         Stabbing.......................|     33  |     48  |      1  
       Self-inflicted injuries..........|    263  |    237  |      5  
                                        |         |         |         
     Contact with objects and equipment |    937  |    734  |     17  
       Struck by object or equipment....|    520  |    414  |     10  
         Struck by falling object or    |         |         |         
          equipment.....................|    356  |    272  |      6  
         Struck by flying object or     |         |         |         
          equipment.....................|     51  |     40  |      1  
       Caught in or compressed by       |         |         |         
        equipment or objects............|    302  |    232  |      5
         Caught in running equipment or |         |         |         
          machinery.....................|    109  |    112  |      3  
       Caught in or crushed in          |         |         |         
        collapsing materials............|    100  |     80  |      2  
                                        |         |         |         
     Falls..............................|    700  |    617  |     14  
       Fall to lower level..............|    593  |    518  |     12  
         Fall from ladder...............|    119  |    122  |      3  
         Fall from roof.................|    123  |    109  |      3  
         Fall from scaffold, staging....|     68  |     53  |      1  
       Fall on same level...............|     92  |     83  |      2  
                                        |         |         |         
     Exposure to harmful substances or  |         |         |         
      environments......................|    439  |    390  |      9  
       Contact with electric current....|    192  |    168  |      4  
         Contact with overhead power    |         |         |         
          lines.........................|    102  |     63  |      1  
       Contact with temperature extremes|     37  |     39  |      1  
       Exposure to caustic, noxious, or |         |         |         
        allergenic substances...........|    130  |    119  |      3  
         Inhalation of substance........|     56  |     42  |      1  
       Oxygen deficiency................|     79  |     62  |      1  
         Drowning, submersion...........|     60  |     51  |      1  
                                        |         |         |         
     Fires and explosions...............|    174  |    113  |      3  
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       1 Based on the 2007 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness
     Classification Manual.  Includes other events and exposures, such
     as bodily reaction, in addition to those shown separately.
       2 Totals for 2008 are revised and final.  The BLS news release
     issued August 20, 2009, reported a total of 5,071 fatal work
     injuries for calendar year 2008.  Since then, an additional 143
     job-related fatalities were identified, bringing the total
     job-related fatality count for 2008 to 5,214.
       p Data for 2009 are preliminary.  Revised and final 2009 data
     are scheduled to be released in April 2011.
       NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not
     shown separately.  Percentages may not add to totals because of
     rounding.  CFOI fatality counts exclude illness-related deaths
     unless precipitated by an injury event.
       SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics,
     in cooperation with State, New York City, District of Columbia,
     and Federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

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