A preventable-injury-related death occurs every 3 minutes in the United States. On average, this means there are 18 deaths and 5080 medically consulted injuries every hour. The donut charts below illustrate the rates of these deaths and injuries by class for the year 2016.
- Data Table
Deaths and medically consulted injuries by sector, 2016
|Number per …||2016 total|
|Motor vehicle||Deaths||13 minutes||5||110||780||40,327|
|Workers off the job||Deaths||7 minutes||8||202||1,420||73,900|
|Public non-motor vehicle||Deaths||16 minutes||4||92||650||33,600|
(a) Starting with the 2011 edition of Injury Facts, the National Safety Council adopted the definition of “medically consulted injuries” to replace “disabling injuries.” For a full description of medically consulted injuries, please see the Technical Appendix. Please note that for the 2016 edition, the estimates were refined to better exclude intentional injuries and are not comparable to previous editions.
Source: National Safety Council estimates.