Falls – Same 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 on the same level trends for fatal and nonfatal injuries. Injury demographics show that 60% of nonfatal injuries occur to females in 2020, while 24% of fatalities are females in 2021. The number of nonfatal injuries in 2020 peak among 55- to 64-year-old workers, while in 2021 fatal injuries peak among workers 65 and older. The service occupation experienced the most nonfatal cases in 2020, while sales and related occupations in 2021 experienced the most fatal injuries from falls on the same level. 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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