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MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY

Motor Vehicle Crash Data

The risk of roadway crashes associated with on-the-job operation of motor vehicles affects millions of U.S. workers. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that in 2013, over 3.6 million workers in the U.S. were classified as motor vehicle operators. Nearly 1.6 million (43%) of these motor vehicle operators were employed as heavy truck (including tractor-trailer) drivers.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Estimates.

 

Fatal Work-related Motor Vehicle Crashes by Event Type and Industry, United States, 2012
  Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles Nonroadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles Pedestrian vehicular incidents
TOTAL 1153 233 293
Industry
Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing, and Hunting 73 101 19
Mining 55 6 9
  Oil and Gas Extraction* 52 - 4
Construction 138 29 87
Manufacturing 50 13 18

Transportation and Warehousing

421 10 63
Utilities 7 - 3
Wholesale Trade 70 9 11
Retail Trade 53 5 6
Information 19 - 2
Financial Activities 13 1 5
Professional and Business Services 82 23 24
Administrative and Waste Services 66 23 19
Education and Health Services 47 - 7
Leisure and Hospitality Services 29 24 5
Other Services, except Public Administration 30 - 10
Public Administration 66 6 21
Sex
  Male 1076 220 269
  Female 77 13 24

 

 

Fatal Work-related Motor Vehicle Crashes by Event Type and Vehicle Type, United States, 2012
  Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles Nonroadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles Pedestrian vehicular incidents
Total (all sources of injury)
1153
233
293
Passenger vehicles 230 5 101
      Ambulance, police, and other
      emergency passenger vehicle
41
-
2
      Taxi
12
-
-
      Automobile
115
3
80
      Bus
10
-
8

      Passenger van

38
-
8
      Motorcycle, moped, dirt bike
13
-
-
Trucks - motorized freight hauling and utility 613 10 84
      Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck
446
3
50
      Boom truck, bucket, or basket
      hoist truck
6
1
-
      Dump truck
30
3
11
      Garbage, recycling, or refuse truck
16
-
1
      Fire truck, other emergency
      equipment truck
4
-
1
      Delivery truck or van
78
-
13
      Cement truck, concrete mixer truck
10
-
1
      Tow truck
9
-
-
Multi-purpose highway vehicles 244 11 60
      Pickup truck
200
11
41
      SUV, sport utility vehicle
43
-
19
Off-road passenger vehicles - powered 6 49 -
      ATV, all terrain vehicle
5
34
-
Industrial vehicles, material hauling and transport - powered - 30 13
      Forklift, order picker, platform
      truck - powered
-
26
13
Tractors, PTOs 28 74 5
      Farm tractor
27
65
3
Machinery 18 54 23
      Agricultural and garden machinery
6
19
3
      Construction, logging, and mining
      machinery
11
31
20
All other sources of injury 14 - 7

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics [2014]. Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 2012 (online query system).

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics [2014]. Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 2012.

*Note: Data for Oil & Gas Extraction conform to industry definitions used by NIOSH. The values in this row are the total fatalities for Oil and Gas Extraction (NAICS 211), Drilling Oil and Gas Wells (NAICS 213111), and Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations (NAICS 213112).

 
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