Updated as of 07/15/2015

What I wanted to do here is make this a collection point for contractor casualty statistics. Various groups and individuals are collecting this stuff and this will be my landing page for this type of information. It is mostly compiled from the US Department of Labor’s statistics. I would have to rate iCasualties.org as a terrible site to use for contractor casualty statistics.

Also, if your company hasn’t done so already, definitely let them know about the Defense of Freedom Medal. This medal is the civilian equivalent of the Purple Heart. Here are instructions for how to submit contractor casualties for this medal.

Rest in peace to the fallen and your sacrifice will not be forgotten. –Matt


From left to right, Tim Newman working as a DynCorp contractor in Iraq; the aftermath of the IED explosion that took Newman’s leg; Newman after his recovery. (Photos courtesy of Tim Newman) (posted by ProPublica)


Contractor Casualty Statistics
The Department of Labor Defense Base Act Claims Cumulative Report By Employer
From 09/01/2001 to 06/30/2015
Killed: 3,657 (DEA)
Wounded: 109,778 (NLT, LTO, LT4)
Companies: 3145

This Year, Contractor Deaths Exceed Military Ones in Iraq and Afghanistan
by T. Christian MillerProPublica, Sep. 23, 2010
Schooner, who conducted a recent study of contractor fatalities published in Service Contractor , an industry newsletter, said contractors now make up more than 25 percent of total deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan — a proportion that has grown steadily throughout the conflicts. Official figures show that 5,531 troops and 2,008 civilian contract workers have died in Iraq and Afghanistan between the beginning of hostilities in 2001 and June 2010.
U.S. Government Private Contract Worker Deaths and Injuries
by T. Christian Miller, ProPublica
Sept. 23, 2009
The below table shows the contractor deaths and injuries worldwide from Sept. 1, 2001 through June 30, 2010.
Source: Department of Labor, Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation, Employer Injury and Death reports and ProPublica research. The raw data is available here. ProPublica grouped injuries under corporate parents and corrected misspellings.
Note: While the majority of deaths and injuries were incurred by contractor workers in Iraq and Afghanistan, this data includes injuries and deaths reported from other countries as well.
Graph is located here.
Map of contractor casualties by states in the US here.
Map of contractor casualties by country here.
Wikipedia for private contractor deaths in Iraq here.

Wikipedia for private contractor deaths in Afghanistan here.

iCasualties.org contractor casualties in Iraq here.

iCasualties.org contractor casualties in Afghanistan here.

Here is a post I did about contract aviation losses in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are both sourced from wikipedia.