Falls – Lower Level

Detailed nonfatal data for 2021 are not currently available.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is transitioning from an annual to a biennial (every two years) publication schedule.  The final publication of a single year of cases involving days away from work estimates is for reference year 2020. In the fall of 2023, BLS will publish detailed data covering 2021 and 2022 for both Days Away from Work (DAFW) and for Days of Job Transfer or Restriction (DJTR) cases.

Use this interactive chart to explore falls to a lower level trends for fatal and nonfatal injuries. Injury demographics show that in 2020 77% of nonfatal injuries occur to males. The number of nonfatal injuries peak among 45- to 54-year-old workers, while fatalities peak among 55- to 64-year-old workers. In 2021, the construction and extraction occupation experiences the most fatal falls to a lower level injuries. Use the filters to explore injury trends by industry, occupation, part of body injured, and nature or type of injury. To view data regarding nonfatal injuries and illnesses, adjust the year filter to 2020 or earlier (please see note above regarding 2021 nonfatal data).

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