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MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY

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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 9 66
Utilities 6 - -
Wholesale Trade 70 9 11
Retail Trade 53 5 6
Information 19 - 2
Financial Activities 13 1 5
Professional, Technical, and Management Services 16 - 5
Administrative and Waste Services 66 23 17
Education and Health Services 47 - 5
Leisure and Hospitality Services 28 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).

3 fatally-injured workers could not be classified by industry.

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