Work Related Deaths for Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs At A Record Low in 2018


Washington, DC ( - Fatal work injuries to taxi drivers and chauffeurs declined 24 percent, from 62 in 2017 to 47 in 2018. This is the lowest total since 2003, when comparable data for the occupation were first available.

Roadway incidents (25) and homicides (14) were the two largest types of events leading to workplace fatalities to taxi drivers and chauffeurs in 2018. Homicides to taxi drivers and chauffeurs were at a low. A robber was a perpetrator in seven of the 14 homicides; the remaining perpetrators were other or unknown assailants.

These data are from the Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities program. To learn more, see “National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2018.” We also have more charts on fatal workplace injuries. Ride-sharing workers are included in the taxi driver and chauffeur occupation.

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