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
Contractor Casualty Statistics
The Department of Labor Defense Base Act Claims Cumulative Report By Employer
From 09/01/2001 to 12/31/2012
Killed: 3,258 (DEA)
Wounded: 89,182 (NLT, LTO, LT4)
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.
As of June 26, 2011, there have been 550 foreign private contractor deaths in Iraq as part of the Iraq war. Of those, 257 are Americans and 59 Britons. 225 of those killed were private military contractors or PMC’s.
In addition, at least 938 Iraqi private contractors have been killed for a total of 1,487 contractors dead.
Wikipedia for private contractor deaths in Afghanistan here.
This is a partial list of private contractors and aid workers killed in the Afghanistan war according to a few published news sources. It was reported that by July 2007, at least 75 foreign contractors had been killed in the war. Also, the U.S. Department of Labor confirmed that by March 31, 2011, a total of 763 civilian contractors were killed in Afghanistan. Of which, during the period between June 2009 and April 2010, 260 were private security contractors or PMCs.
As of October 29, 2011, 176 foreign private contractor deaths in Afghanistan as part of the War in Afghanistan are listed in this article. Of these, 52 are Americans, 14 are Nepalese, 13 are Canadians and 13 are Russians. 38 of those killed were private military contractors or PMCs.
iCasualties.org contractor casualties in Iraq here.
Iraq Coalition Casualties: Contractors – A Partial List
iCasualties.org contractor casualties in Afghanistan here.
Afghanistan Civilian Casualties -A Partial List
(as you can see, iCasualties figures are incomplete and vastly different than the DoL’s statistics)
Here is a post I did about contract aviation losses in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are both sourced from wikipedia.