TRAUMATIC OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES
Most recent traumatic injury data show:
- 26% of the 892,270 nonfatal work injuries resulting in days away from work were related to slips, trips, and falls1
- In 2016, 1,252 U.S. workers died in work-related crashes involving motor vehicles (24% of all deaths)2
- About 10% of reported fatal workplace injuries in the U.S. were the result of workplace violence1
- More than 230,000 injuries due to contact with objects and equipment 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
1Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017). Case and Demographic Characteristics for Work-related Injuries and Illnesses Involving Days Away From Work.
22Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017). Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) – Current and Revised Data.
3CDC . Occupational injuries and deaths among younger workers — United States, 1998-2007. MMWR 59(15):449-455.
- Page last reviewed: April 23, 2018
- Page last updated: April 23, 2018
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Division of Safety Research