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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 2010, nearly 3.3 million workers in the U.S. were classified as motor vehicle operators. Nearly 45% (1.47 million) of these motor vehicle operators were employed as heavy truck (including tractor-trailer) drivers. (Note: These estimates do not include the self-employed, thus independent owner-operator drivers are not included.) Other workers who use motor vehicles in performing their jobs are spread across numerous other occupations. These include workers who operate vehicles owned or leased by their employer, and those who drive personal vehicles for work purposes.

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

Work-related Fatalities due to Motor Vehicle Crashes, U.S., 2010
  Highway incidents Non-highway incidents Pedestrian struck by vehicle
Total 1044 276 280
Industry Sector*
Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing (11) 78 155 24
Construction (23) 106 29 53
Healthcare and Social Assistance (62) 38 - 8
Manufacturing (31-33) 55 7 13
Mining, except OGE (21) 2 - -
Oil and Gas Extraction (211,
213111, 213112)
38 - 1

Public Safety (92212, 92214,
92216, 62191)

62 - 18
Services (51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 61, 71, 72, 81, 92) 197 51 78
Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities(48-49, 22) 339 8 48
Wholesale (42) 64 4 8
Retail Trade (44-45) 45 - 12
Sex
  Male 943 269 253
  Female 101 7 27
Primary Source of Injury (OIICS
Truck 686 19 149
      Semi truck
364
-
58
      Pickup truck
176
5
29
      Delivery truck
27
-
3
      Dump truck
30
8
15
      Truck, n.e.c.
88
3
41
Automobile 160 - 54
Van 93 - 5
Bus 15 - 3
Motorcycle 18 3 -
Tractor 29 108 8
Machinery 19 70 25
Forklift - 23 13
Offroad vehicle, nonindustrial 10 44 -
      All-terrain vehicle (ATV)
6
33
-
All other sources 14 9 23

*Source: Industry by transportation incidents and homicides, 2010, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.
±Source: Online query system, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Work Related Motor Vehicle Fatalities by Age Group, U.S., 2010


 
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