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Motor Vehicle Crash Data

Motor Vehicle Safety photo showing truck rollover crashThe 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 vehiclesNonroadway incidents involving motorized land vehiclesPedestrian vehicular incidents
TOTAL1153233293
Industry
Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing, and Hunting7310119
Mining5569
  Oil and Gas Extraction*52-4
Construction1382987
Manufacturing501318
Transportation and Warehousing421966
Utilities6--
Wholesale Trade70911
Retail Trade5356
Information19-2
Financial Activities1315
Professional, Technical, and Management Services16-5
Administrative and Waste Services662317
Education and Health Services47-5
Leisure and Hospitality Services28245
Other Services, except Public Administration30-10
Public Administration66621
Sex
  Male1076220269
  Female771324
Fatal Work-related Motor Vehicle Crashes by Event Type and Vehicle Type, United States, 2012
 Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehiclesNonroadway incidents involving motorized land vehiclesPedestrian vehicular incidents
Total (all sources of injury)
1153
233
293
Passenger vehicles2305101
      Ambulance, police, and other
      emergency passenger vehicle
41-2
      Taxi12--
      Automobile115380
      Bus10-8

      Passenger van

38-8
      Motorcycle, moped, dirt bike13--
Trucks - motorized freight hauling and utility6131084
      Semi, tractor-trailer, tanker truck446350
      Boom truck, bucket, or basket
      hoist truck
61-
      Dump truck30311
      Garbage, recycling, or refuse truck16-1
      Fire truck, other emergency
      equipment truck
4-1
      Delivery truck or van78-13
      Cement truck, concrete mixer truck10-1
      Tow truck9--
Multi-purpose highway vehicles2441160
      Pickup truck2001141
      SUV, sport utility vehicle43-19
Off-road passenger vehicles - powered649-
      ATV, all terrain vehicle534-
Industrial vehicles, material hauling and transport - powered-3013
      Forklift, order picker, platform
      truck - powered
-2613
Tractors, PTOs28745
      Farm tractor27653
Machinery185423
      Agricultural and garden machinery6193
      Construction, logging, and mining
      machinery
113120
All other sources of injury14-7
 
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  • Page last updated: December 8, 2014
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