TRAUMATIC OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES

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Fast Facts

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
Page last reviewed: April 23, 2018