Occupations with high fatal work injury rates in the U.S. in 2018

This statistic shows preliminary data for the top 10 occupations by fatal work injury deaths per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers in the U.S. in 2018. In 2018, the highest occupational injury death rate was to be found among logging workers with a rate of 97.6 deaths per 100,000 workers.

Occupations with high fatal work injury rates in the U.S. in 2018

Rate per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers
Logging workers97.6
Fishers and related fishing workers77.4
Aircraft pilots and flight engineers58.9
Roofers 51.5
Refuse and recyclable material collectors 44.3
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers26
Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers24.7
Structural iron and steel workers23.6
First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers21
First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers20.2
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Sources

Release date

December 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

Fatal injury rates exclude workers under the age of 16 years, volunteers, and resident military.

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