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Table 3. Fatal occupational injuries by occupation and selected event or exposure, 2009


     Table 3.  Fatal occupational injuries by occupation and selected event or exposure, 2009p
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                                        |                     |                                           
                                        |      Fatalities     |       Selected event or exposure(2)       
                                        |                     |     (percent of total for occupation)     
                Occupation(1)           |_____________________|___________________________________________
                                        |          |          |          |          |          |          
                                        |  Number  |  Percent |Highway(3)| Homicides|   Falls  | Struck by
                                        |          |          |          |          |          |  object  
     ___________________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________
                                        |          |          |          |          |          |          
       Total............................|   4,340  |     100  |      20  |      12  |      14  |      10  
                                        |          |          |          |          |          |          
     Management occupations.............|     514  |      12  |      14  |      11  |       9  |      13  
       Top executives...................|      37  |       1  |      19  |      22  |       8  |     -    
       Operations specialties managers..|      27  |       1  |      19  |      11  |      11  |      11  
       Other management occupations.....|     433  |      10  |      12  |      10  |       9  |      15  
     Business and financial operations  |          |          |          |          |          |          
      occupations.......................|      24  |       1  |      17  |     -    |     -    |     -    
     Computer and mathematical          |          |          |          |          |          |          
      occupations.......................|       6  |    (4)   |     -    |     -    |     -    |     -    
     Architecture and engineering       |          |          |          |          |          |          
      occupations.......................|      41  |       1  |      15  |       7  |      20  |     -    
       Engineers........................|      18  |    (4)   |     -    |     -    |      33  |     -    
     Life, physical, and social science |          |          |          |          |          |          
      occupations.......................|      16  |    (4)   |      19  |     -    |     -    |     -    
     Community and social services      |          |          |          |          |          |          
      occupations.......................|      29  |       1  |      34  |      31  |      17  |     -    
     Legal occupations..................|      12  |    (4)   |      42  |     -    |     -    |     -    
     Education, training, and library   |          |          |          |          |          |          
      occupations.......................|      21  |    (4)   |     -    |      19  |      43  |     -    
     Arts, design, entertainment,       |          |          |          |          |          |          
      sports, and media occupations.....|      41  |       1  |      12  |      15  |      15  |      12  
       Entertainers and performers,     |          |          |          |          |          |          
        sports and related workers......|      31  |       1  |      13  |      10  |      13  |      13  
     Healthcare practitioners and       |          |          |          |          |          |          
      technical occupations.............|      54  |       1  |      24  |      19  |       6  |     -    
       Health diagnosing and treating   |          |          |          |          |          |          
        practitioners...................|      30  |       1  |      27  |      17  |     -    |     -    
       Health technologists and         |          |          |          |          |          |          
        technicians.....................|      23  |       1  |      22  |      22  |     -    |     -    
     Healthcare support occupations.....|      24  |       1  |      29  |      33  |      12  |     -    
     Protective service occupations.....|     243  |       6  |      26  |      37  |       6  |       2  
       Fire fighting and prevention     |          |          |          |          |          |          
        workers.........................|      29  |       1  |      24  |     -    |      21  |     -    
       Law enforcement workers..........|     108  |       2  |      36  |      45  |     -    |     -    
       Other protective service workers |      81  |       2  |      10  |      46  |       7  |       4  
     Food preparation and serving       |          |          |          |          |          |          
      related occupations...............|      55  |       1  |       7  |      56  |      11  |       7  
       Supervisors, food preparation and|          |          |          |          |          |          
        serving workers.................|      13  |    (4)   |     -    |      62  |     -    |     -    
     Building and grounds cleaning and  |          |          |          |          |          |          
      maintenance occupations...........|     248  |       6  |       7  |       5  |      27  |      17  
       Building cleaning and pest       |          |          |          |          |          |          
        control workers.................|      55  |       1  |     -    |      16  |      36  |       7  
       Grounds maintenance workers......|     147  |       3  |       9  |     -    |      27  |      17  
     Personal care and service          |          |          |          |          |          |          
      occupations.......................|      42  |       1  |      12  |      38  |       7  |     -    
     Sales and related occupations......|     269  |       6  |      16  |      50  |       7  |       4  
       Supervisors, sales workers.......|     150  |       3  |      10  |      53  |       6  |       5  
       Retail sales workers.............|      72  |       2  |       6  |      65  |       8  |     -    
       Sales representatives, services..|      11  |    (4)   |      45  |     -    |     -    |     -    
       Sales representatives, wholesale |          |          |          |          |          |          
        and manufacturing...............|      25  |       1  |      68  |     -    |     -    |     -    
     Office and administrative support  |          |          |          |          |          |          
      occupations.......................|      86  |       2  |      33  |      23  |      15  |     -    
       Material recording, scheduling,  |          |          |          |          |          |          
        dispatching, and distributing   |          |          |          |          |          |          
        workers.........................|      38  |       1  |      50  |      11  |      13  |     -    
     Farming, fishing, and forestry     |          |          |          |          |          |          
      occupations.......................|     229  |       5  |      10  |       2  |       4  |      18  
       Agricultural workers.............|     120  |       3  |      15  |     -    |       7  |       8  
       Fishing and hunting workers......|      57  |       1  |     -    |     -    |     -    |     -    
       Forest, conservation, and logging|          |          |          |          |          |          
        workers.........................|      37  |       1  |      11  |     -    |     -    |      65  
     Construction and extraction        |          |          |          |          |          |          
      occupations.......................|     818  |      19  |      10  |       2  |      32  |      12  
       Supervisors, construction and    |          |          |          |          |          |          
        extraction workers..............|     111  |       3  |      14  |       3  |      21  |      10  
       Construction trades workers......|     607  |      14  |       8  |       1  |      38  |      10  
       Extraction workers...............|      58  |       1  |      19  |     -    |       7  |      29  
     Installation, maintenance, and     |          |          |          |          |          |          
      repair occupations................|     317  |       7  |      11  |       6  |      16  |      16  
       Vehicle and mobile equipment     |          |          |          |          |          |          
        mechanics, installers, and      |          |          |          |          |          |          
        repairers.......................|     120  |       3  |       8  |       4  |       6  |      28  
       Other installation, maintenance, |          |          |          |          |          |          
        and repair occupations..........|     164  |       4  |      12  |       6  |      22  |       9  
     Production occupations.............|     191  |       4  |       5  |       4  |      10  |      17  
       Supervisors, production workers..|      22  |       1  |     -    |     -    |      14  |     -    
       Metal workers and plastic workers|      72  |       2  |       6  |     -    |      11  |      24  
     Transportation and material moving |          |          |          |          |          |          
      occupations.......................|     988  |      23  |      45  |       6  |       7  |       6  
       Air transportation workers.......|      66  |       2  |     -    |     -    |     -    |     -    
       Motor vehicle operators..........|     660  |      15  |      64  |       7  |       5  |       4  
       Water transportation workers.....|      27  |       1  |     -    |     -    |     -    |     -    
       Material moving workers..........|     187  |       4  |      10  |       3  |      14  |      15  
     Military occupations(5)............|      69  |       2  |       4  |      22  |     -    |     -    
     _____________________________________________________________________________________________________

       1 Based on the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification system.
       2 Based on the 2007 BLS Injury and Illness Classification Manual.  The figure shown is the percent
     of the total fatalities for that occupation 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 non passengers.
       4 Less than or equal to 0.5 percent.
       5 Includes fatalities to persons identified as resident armed forces regardless of individual
     occupation listed.
       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 3 fatalities for which there was insufficient information to determine a specific
     occupation 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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