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The Top 5 Fatal Job Accidents in the United States by Cause

  Category of Fatal Injury Cause of Fatal Injury Number of Fatalities
1 Transportation incidents Roadway accidents 1,264
2 Contact with objects andequipment Contact with equipment or objects 722
3 Falls, slips, trips Falls to lower level 648
4 Exposure to harmful substances or environments Exposure to harmful substances 424
5 Violence and other injuries by persons or animals Homicides 417
Tags Business, Finance & Industry , Death Statistics , Building & Construction , The United States , Traffic Accident Statistics

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2016): “Fatal occupational injuries counts and rates for selected occupations, 2014-15"

List Notes: Data is the top 5 number of fatal occupational injuries in the United States by major event for the year 2015.
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