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Table 2. Fatal occupational injuries by industry and selected event or exposure, 2009


     Table 2.  Fatal occupational injuries by industry and selected event or
     exposure, 2009p
     __________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |                   |                           
                                   |    Fatalities     |     Selected event or exposure(2)
                                   |                   |   (percent of total for industry) 
              Industry(1)          |___________________|_______________________________________
                                   |         |         |         |         |         |
                                   | Number  | Percent | Highway |Homicides|  Falls  |Struck by
                                   |         |         |   (3)   |         |         | object  
     ______________________________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________|_________
                                   |         |         |         |         |         |      
         Total.....................| 4,340   |   100   |    20   |    12   |    14   |    10
                                   |         |         |         |         |         |      
      Private industry.............| 3,890   |    90   |    20   |    11   |    15   |    10
                                   |         |         |         |         |         |      
       Goods producing.............| 1,772   |    41   |    12   |     2   |    20   |    14
                                   |         |         |         |         |         |      
        Natural resources and      |         |         |         |         |         |      
         mining....................|   652   |    15   |    13   |     1   |     6   |    18
         Agriculture, forestry,    |         |         |         |         |         |      
          fishing and hunting......|   551   |    13   |    11   |     1   |     6   |    18
           Crop production.........|   278   |     6   |    13   |     1   |     6   |    17
           Animal production.......|   141   |     3   |    12   |   -     |     9   |    14
           Forestry and logging....|    51   |     1   |    18   |   -     |   -     |    51
         Mining(4).................|   101   |     2   |    25   |   -     |     5   |    19
           Mining, except oil and  |         |         |         |         |         |      
            gas....................|    28   |     1   |    14   |   -     |   -     |    21
           Support activities for  |         |         |         |         |         |      
            mining.................|    55   |     1   |    29   |   -     |     5   |    20
        Construction...............|   816   |    19   |    10   |     2   |    34   |    10
         Construction..............|   816   |    19   |    10   |     2   |    34   |    10
           Construction of         |         |         |         |         |         |      
            buildings..............|   150   |     3   |     6   |   -     |    49   |     9
           Heavy and civil         |         |         |         |         |         |      
            engineering            |         |         |         |         |         |      
            construction...........|   167   |     4   |    14   |     2   |     7   |    13
           Specialty trade         |         |         |         |         |         |      
            contractors............|   477   |    11   |    10   |     2   |    39   |     9
        Manufacturing..............|   304   |     7   |    12   |     2   |    12   |    15
         Manufacturing.............|   304   |     7   |    12   |     2   |    12   |    15
           Food manufacturing......|    47   |     1   |    21   |     9   |    11   |     9
           Fabricated metal product|         |         |         |         |         |      
            manufacturing..........|    37   |     1   |   -     |   -     |     8   |    30
                                   |         |         |         |         |         |      
       Service providing...........| 2,118   |    49   |    26   |    19   |    11   |     7
                                   |         |         |         |         |         |      
        Trade, transportation, and |         |         |         |         |         |      
         utilities.................| 1,073   |    25   |    37   |    16   |     8   |     6
         Wholesale trade...........|   186   |     4   |    35   |     5   |    13   |    10
           Merchant wholesalers,   |         |         |         |         |         |      
            durable goods..........|    94   |     2   |    29   |     5   |    17   |    18
           Merchant wholesalers,   |         |         |         |         |         |      
            nondurable goods.......|    85   |     2   |    40   |     5   |     9   |   -  
         Retail trade..............|   291   |     7   |    14   |    45   |     9   |     7
           Motor vehicle and parts |         |         |         |         |         |      
            dealers................|    51   |     1   |    27   |    20   |     6   |    12
           Food and beverage stores|    77   |     2   |     8   |    75   |     6   |   -  
         Transportation and        |         |         |         |         |         |      
          warehousing..............|   579   |    13   |    49   |     6   |     6   |     5
           Truck transportation....|   340   |     8   |    67   |     2   |     5   |     5
           Transit and ground      |         |         |         |         |         |      
            passenger              |         |         |         |         |         |      
            transportation.........|    57   |     1   |    37   |    44   |   -     |     5
         Utilities.................|    17   |  (5)    |   -     |   -     |    24   |   -  
        Information................|    32   |     1   |    34   |    12   |    25   |   -  
        Financial activities.......|   101   |     2   |    12   |    32   |    10   |     4
         Finance and insurance.....|    30   |     1   |    20   |    37   |   -     |   -  
         Real estate and rental and|         |         |         |         |         |      
          leasing..................|    71   |     2   |     8   |    30   |    11   |     4
        Professional and business  |         |         |         |         |         |      
         services..................|   394   |     9   |    18   |     8   |    19   |    12
         Professional and technical|         |         |         |         |         |      
          services.................|    80   |     2   |    21   |     9   |     8   |     4
         Administrative and waste  |         |         |         |         |         |      
          services.................|   313   |     7   |    18   |     7   |    22   |    14
        Educational and health     |         |         |         |         |         |      
         services..................|   136   |     3   |    24   |    22   |    11   |   -  
         Educational services......|    25   |     1   |    16   |   -     |    12   |   -  
         Health care and social    |         |         |         |         |         |      
          assistance...............|   111   |     3   |    25   |    26   |    11   |   -  
        Leisure and hospitality....|   216   |     5   |     8   |    44   |    11   |     6
         Arts, entertainment, and  |         |         |         |         |         |      
          recreation...............|    76   |     2   |     5   |    13   |    14   |    13
         Accommodation and food    |         |         |         |         |         |      
          services.................|   140   |     3   |    10   |    61   |     9   |     3
        Other services, except     |         |         |         |         |         |      
         public administration.....|   166   |     4   |    14   |    25   |     7   |    16
      Government(6)................|   450   |    10   |    25   |    18   |     8   |     3
                                   |         |         |         |         |         |      
       Federal government..........|   116   |     3   |    16   |    16   |     7   |     3
       State government............|    75   |     2   |    28   |     9   |     9   |     7
       Local government............|   256   |     6   |    29   |    21   |     9   |     3
     __________________________________________________________________________________________

       1 Based on the North American Industry Classification System, 2007.
       2 Based on the 2007 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification
     Manual.  The figure shown is the percent of the total fatalities for
     that industry group.
       3 "Highway" includes deaths to vehicle occupants resulting from
     traffic incidents that occur on the public roadway, shoulder, or
     surrounding area.  It excludes incidents occurring entirely off the
     roadway, such as in parking lots and on farms; incidents involving
     trains; and deaths to pedestrians or other nonpassengers.
       4 Includes fatalities at all establishments categorized as Mining
     (Sector 21) in the North American Industry Classification System, 2007,
     including establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health
     Administration (MSHA) rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas
     Extraction.
       5 Less than or equal to 0.5 percent.
       6 Includes fatalities to workers employed by governmental
     organizations regardless of industry.
       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. 
     Dashes indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication
     criteria.  CFOI fatality counts exclude illness-related deaths unless
     precipitated by an injury event.
     There were zero fatalities for which there was insufficient information
     to determine a specific industry classification.
       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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