TRAUMATIC OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES
Most recent traumatic injury data show:
- 27% of the 916,400 nonfatal work injuries resulting in time away from work were related to slips, trips, and falls1
- In 2015, 1,264 U.S. workers died in work-related crashes involving motor vehicles (26% of all deaths)2
- About 10% of reported fatal workplace injuries in the U.S. were the result of workplace violence1
- More than 200,000 injuries due to contact with objects and equipment were so severe that they resulted in time away from work3
- Workers less than 25 years of age have higher rates of occupational injuries treated in emergency departments than other age groups4
1Bureau of Labor Statistics (2016). Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities: Latest Numbers.
22Bureau of Labor Statistics (2015). Table A2. Fatal occupational injuries resulting from transportation incidents and homicides, all United States, 2015.
3Bureau of Labor Statistics (2016). Resource Table R4 (p. 1). Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by industry and selected events or exposures leading to injury or illness, private industry, 2014.
4CDC . Occupational injuries and deaths among younger workers --- United States, 1998-2007. MMWR 59(15):449-455.
- Page last reviewed: March 10, 2017
- Page last updated: March 10, 2017
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Division of Safety Research