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Serious claims statistics, 2013-17


collisions caused by a forklift1


Forklifts involved in an accident every year2


Victims of
collision with


Direct costs
per death4

Transportation/Warehousing and Construction leading cause of fatality by industry, 2023* 

Overall Workplace Death Statistics: 

The 2023 Death on the Job report from the AFL-CIO reveals that in 2021, there were 5,190 workers killed on the job in the United States, and an estimated 120,000 workers died from occupational diseases.

The report also notes widespread underreporting of work-related injuries and illnesses, with the true toll estimated to be between 5.4 million to 8.1 million each year in private industry

Industries with the highest death rates per 100k*

Transportation and Warehousing


fatalities per 100,000 full-time
equivalent (FTE) workers.
Total fatalities - 1,296



fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers.
Total fatalities - 1,081



fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers.
Total fatalities - 568

Fatality trends relating to high-risk industries **

Transportation & Warehousing

High numbers of fatalities often involve vehicle accidents. Inadequate safety measures for transportation and loading operations contribute to incidents.


Caught-in/between accidents are common causes.

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting

Machinery-related incidents, including tractor overturns, are significant contributors.


Transportation accidents are common.

Retail Trade

Transportation incidents, especially in delivery services, may be a factor.

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

Equipment-related accidents contribute to fatalities.

Death on the Job report from the AFL-CIO, 2023 - US
1Source: in France - EPICEA database 

2Source: in the USA - Travail et sécurité No. 744 – November 2013, “Les collisions engins-piétons” (Work and Safety No. 744 – November 2013, “Machine- 
 Pedestrian Collisions”)
3Source: in Great Britain - British Safety Council, “A very costly forklift accident,” 09/26/2017 

4Source: National Safety Council in the USA
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
**Government, Leisure and Hospitality, and, Professional and Business Services removed – workplace violence, slips and falls key issues