Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles
Detailed nonfatal data over 2021-2022
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has transitioned 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 was for reference year 2020. BLS now publishes detailed data covering 2021 and 2022 for Days Away from Work (DAFW), Days of Job Transfer or Restriction (DJTR), and Days Away from Work, Job Restriction, or Transfer (DART) cases.
Injuries resulting from roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles is the leading cause of work-related deaths. In 2022, 1,369 workers died and in 2021-2022, 68,560 DART cases including 54,830 DAFW cases were reported. The roadway category includes injuries to vehicle occupants occurring on public highways, streets, or roads normally used for travel, as well as the shoulder and surrounding areas, like telephone poles, bridge abutments, and trees alongside the roadway.
This infographic provides an overview of the nonfatal trends. The data on nonfatal cases cover occupational injuries and illnesses and come from the BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) for 2011-2022. From 2011 through 2020, annual estimates are available for the number of DAFW cases (with or without days of restricted work activity). Starting in 2021, biennial estimates are available for DAFW, DJTR, and DART cases. This page highlights both DAFW and DART estimates. The latest estimate period available reflects cases occurring in 2021 and 2022. Because DAFW data transitioned from annual reporting to biennial reporting in 2021, care should be used when comparing trends. Explore the data details tab for additional information on demographics, industry, occupation, days lost, and historic trends.