In OSHA’s press release they noted that part of the impetus for approving and issuing the new riding the line directive was due to the fact that in 2013 there were 14 deaths, and so far this year the industry has had nine fatalities. Wireless Estimator’s database identifies eight fatalities in 2014 because it does not include the death of a 28-year-old Nutter Fort, W.V. firefighter who was killed in February when a tower collapsed upon him when he was rushing from his vehicle to assist two injured workers who later died. His death is one of the federal agency’s nine fatalities, according to an OSHA official. His inclusion would skew yearly comparisons since he was not an industry worker. At times, emergency services personnel are killed on their way to or at an accident or fire location. The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not include those statistics when managing data of SIC codes; neither does Wireless Estimator in order to maintain an accurate accounting of the health of the industry.