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Occupational Injuries in Work Zones

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This page includes data and information on fatal occupational injuries at road construction sites.  For all fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes in work zones, visit our Work Zone Fatalities page.

Fatal Occupational Injuries in Work Zones

  • 2003-2014 Fatal Occupational Injuries at Road Construction Sites*


    Data from 2014 are preliminary, while data from previous years are revised and final.

    Beginning with the 2003 reference year, the IIF program began using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) to define industries. For 2003 to 2008 data, the IIF program used the 2002 NAICS to classify industry. Since 2009, the IIF program has used the 2007 NAICS. More on NAICS can be found here:

    Data for 2003 forward are based on the SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) system. 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:

    Reference year 2011 is the first year in which the 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, version 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, version 2.01, can be found here:

    For more information about fatal work injuries of a state, call the number listed at CFOI participating State agencies and telephone numbers.

Causes of Worker Fatalities

Links to Additional Resources

Last verified: 1/21/2016

Categories: Crash Data | Worker Safety