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BLS: Preliminary Results of Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, 2014

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Preliminary results from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) show that fatal work injuries increased by 17 percent in mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction from 2013 to 2014. Preliminary 2014 data also show that fatal work injuries were up 14 percent in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting; up 9 percent in manufacturing; and up 6 percent in construction. The total number of fatal work injuries increased by two percent from 2013 to 2014, according to BLS.

Further preliminary findings from the 2014 CFOI data include:

  • Slips, trips, and falls increased by 10 percent from 2013 to 2014, a change BLS says is driven largely by an increase in falls to a lower level.
  • The 2014 count of fatal work injuries involving workers age 55 and over is the highest total ever reported by CFOI at 1,621, up from 1,490 in 2013.
  • Seventeen percent of all fatal work injuries in 2014 involved workers who were contracted at the time of their fatal injury.
  • Fatal work injuries among self-employed workers increased by 10 percent from 2013 to 2014, following a sharp decline reported in 2012–2013.
  • Police officers and supervisors saw a 17-percent increase in fatal work injuries; 103 workers were killed in 2014, up from 88 in 2013.

For more information, view the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, 2014

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