This page includes links to resources available on work zone traffic crashes and fatal occupational injuries at road construction sites.
Work Zone Traffic Crash Resources
Alcohol Related Work Zone Fatalities
- 1994-2017 Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities by Year, Construction/Maintenance Zone and the Highest “Driver or Motorcycle Operator” BAC in the Crash
Large Truck Related Work Zone Fatalities
- Large Trucks Involved in Work Zone Crashes (Look for Work Zone in each year’s Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts)
Published by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Links to Additional Resources
- NHTSA Fatality and Injury Reporting System Tool (FIRST) Query Tool [Provides access to Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and Crash Report Sampling System (CRSS)/General Estimates System (GES) data)]
- NTSB’s Highway Accident Reports
- FARS CODES Contact List
Includes a list of state contact persons for the FARS Data
- State Work Zone Crash Data Links
Includes links to state work zone crash data web sites
- Crash Modification Factors Clearinghouse
Includes a Web-based database of Crash Modification Factors (CMFs) along with supporting documentation to help transportation engineers identify the most appropriate countermeasure for their safety needs. The work zone category is included.
Worker Injury and Fatality Resources
Fatal Occupational Injuries in Work Zones
- 2003-2018 Fatal Occupational Injuries at Road Construction Sites*
Reference year 2011 is the first year in which the Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF) program used the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS), version 2.01, when classifying Event or Exposure, Primary Source, Secondary Source, Nature, and Part of Body. Due to substantial differences between OIICS 2.01 and the original OIICS structure, which was used from 1992 to 2010, data for these case characteristics from 2011 forward should not be compared to prior years. More on OIICS 2.01 can be found at http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshoiics.htm.
The IIF program uses the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system to define occupation. For 2003 to 2010, the IIF program used the 2000 SOC to classify occupation. Since 2011, occupation data are classified using the 2010 SOC system. More on SOC can be found at http://www.bls.gov/soc/.
The IIF program uses the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) to define industry. From 2003 to 2008 the IIF program used the 2002 NAICS. For 2009 to 2013 data, the IIF program used the 2007 NAICS to classify industry data. Since 2014, the IIF program has used the 2012 NAICS. More on NAICS can be found at https://www.bls.gov/bls/naics.htm.
The IIF program uses the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system to define occupation. For 2003 to 2010, the IIF program used the 2000 SOC to classify occupation. Since 2011, occupation data are classified using the 2010 SOC system. More on SOC can be found here: http://www.bls.gov/soc/.
More information on the Location data element in the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) can be found here: https://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm.
- Fatal Injuries at Road Construction Sites Among Construction Workers – Second Quarter 2018, CPWR Quarterly Data Reports
Includes 2003-2016 fatal occupational injuries among construction workers at road construction sites
- Struck-by Injuries and Prevention in the Construction Industry – Second Quarter 2017, CPWR Quarterly Data Reports
Includes 2003-2015 fatal struck-by injuries in construction.
- Fatal Injuries at Road Work Zones by Bureau of Labor Statistics
Includes 2011-2015 worker fatalities.
- Fatal Occupational Injuries Involving Contractors, 2011 by Stephen Pegula, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Includes 2011 contractor fatalities.
- An Analysis of Fatal Occupational Injuries at Road Construction Sites, 2003—2010 by Stephen Pegula, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Includes 2003-2010 worker fatalities.
- Fatal Occupational Injuries at Road Construction Sites, 2003—07 by Stephen Pegula, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Includes 1995-2007 worker fatalities.
- Fatal Occupational Injuries at Road Construction Sites by Stephen Pegula, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Includes 1995-2002 worker fatalities.
- Deaths Involving Vehicles and Heavy Equipment in Construction, The Construction Chart Book, Section 39
Includes 2003-2005 worker fatalities.
- Fatal Injuries to Civilian Workers in the United States, 1980-1995 by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Causes of Worker Fatalities
- Fatality Inspection Data: Work-related fatalities for cases inspected by federal or state OSHA by Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Federal OSHA Fatality Investigations for the Three Industries with the Highest Number of Fatalities FY2011-FY2012 by Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Causes of Roadway Fatalities developed by the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners Alliance
An infographic showing the causes of roadway work zone related worker fatalities
Links to Additional Resources
- Bureau of Labor Statistics: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program
- Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America: Road Construction Hazards Fact Sheet
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: Highway Work Zones Fatality Investigation Reports
- National Safety Council: Work Zone Injury Facts
Last updated: 5/13/2020