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Fast Facts

Most recent traumatic injury data show:

  • 26% of the 8982,730 nonfatal work injuries resulting in days away from work in 2017 were related to slips, trips, and falls1
  • In 2017, 1,252 U.S. workers died in work-related crashes involving motor vehicles (24% of all deaths)2
  • About 9% of reported fatal workplace injuries in the U.S. in 2017 were the result of homicides2
  • More than 229,000 injuries due to contact with objects and equipment in 2017 were so severe that they resulted in time away from work1
  • Workers less than 25 years of age have higher rates of occupational injuries treated in emergency departments than other age groups3
Page last reviewed: September 24, 2019