Roadway Incidents

Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles

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.

Injuries resulting from roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles is the leading cause of work-related deaths. Worker deaths totaled 1,253 in 2021 and 25,830 were injured in 2020. 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 2020 nonfatal trends involving days away from work, including nature of injury, part of body injured, and industry. Explore the data details tab for information on fatal injuries, injury rates, and historic trends.



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