There is, however, a wide disparity of fatality
risk within rail transportation occupations.
Of the 29 cases identified by the fatality
census, nine involved workers who were struck by objects, eight involved transportation-related incidents and five resulted from falls.
Using the number of fatalities per 20 million employee-hours (equivalent to 100,000 workers) during the four 5-year periods from 1980-99 as a benchmark, the fatality
rate for the entire industry (fatalities per 100,000 workers over a 5-year period) fell from 62.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson and Police and Community Safety Minister Jack Dempsey said Fatality
Free Friday is another way to shine a spotlight on road safety and reduce the number of fatalities on our roads.
The projected fatality
data for 2009, gathered by NHTSA, places the highway fatality
count at 33,963, a drop of 8.
Data tables include: (1) traffic fatalities and fatality
rates, 2001; (2) traffic fatalities and percent change, 1975-2001; (3) alcohol involvement in fatal traffic crashes, 1991 and 2001; (4) speeding-related traffic fatalities by road type and speed limit, 2001; (5) passenger car occupants and motorcyclists killed, 2001; (6) traffic fatalities and vehicles involved in fatal crashes, 2001; (7) fatalities in the bed of pickup trucks by age, 2001; (8) key provisions of safety belt use laws, and belt use rates as of December 2001; (9) child passenger protection laws as of December 2001; (10) impaired driving high-priority legislation as of December 2001; and (11) status of state motorcycle helmet use requirements as of December 2001.
If you look at the fatality
statistics since 1911, you will see frighteningly high numbers and a great deal of swing from year to year.
Most important, Zero Fatalities is helping save lives, as evidenced by the continued downward trend in fatality
In these instances, there is one fatal incident and one fatality
associated with it.