I'ts something that seems to be hard to nail down. OSHA used to claim farming was the most lethal occupation,......but that was before the Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety was forced to start providing statistics on fatal occupational injuries in trucking back in 1996(?). At that time, OSHA used a pie chart to show fatalities by occupation. The first year truck drivers were included, we blew up the pie chart, and OSHA went to a graph.
Eventually, they did away with visual aids such as charts and graphs , and issued only figures. It seems that it was embarrassing to the trucking industry to be so predominantly figured in occupational fatalities.
Remember,.....trucking isn't covered by OSHA. We are covered by the BMCS.....same as mining is covered by the MSHA. Those organizations are responsible to provide statistics to the Bureau of Labor.
You have to slog through a lot of figures, but the last time I did it, a couple of years ago, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics,.....I came up with the eight times more figure in raw numbers.......actual deaths, as it were. I think the graphs and pie charts were ......."embarrassing"........some companies in the trucking industry.........so they made it a little harder to find the truth .