Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in New Jersey

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, New Jersey
Selected
characteristics
2003
Total Event or exposure (1)
Contact
with objects
and
equipment
Falls Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
or
explosions
Assaults
and
violent
acts

Total

104 18 19 7 41 3 16

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

92 17 18 6 36 3 12

Self Employed (3)

12 5 4

Sex

Men

97 17 19 5 40 14

Women

7

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

9 4

25-34

18 4 9

35-44

23 5 5 8 4

45-54

32 5 5 4 11 6

55-64

13 5 6

65 and older

8 3 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

60 9 9 4 27 3 8

Black, non-Hispanic

14 6

Hispanic

24 6 8 5 4

American Indian, Aleut, Eskimo

Asian

6 3

Pacific Islander

Multiple

Other or not reported

Footnotes:
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.
(2) May include volunteers and other workers receiving compensation.
(3) Includes paid and unpaid family workers, and may include owners of incorporated businesses, or members of partnerships.
(4) Persons identified as Hispanic may be of any race. The individual racial categories shown exclude data for Hispanic workers.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Fatal occupational injuries by selected events and employee status and sex, New Jersey
Event or exposure (1) 2003
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

104 92 12 97 7

Contact with objects and equipment

18 17 17

Struck by object

8 8 8

Struck by falling object

6 6 6

Caught in equipment or object

4 3 3

Caught in running equipment or machinery

4 3 3

Falls

19 18 19

Fall to lower level

16 15 16

Fall from ladder

6 6 6

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

5 4 5

Harmful substances or environments

7 6 5

Contact with electric current

3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

41 36 5 40

Highway transportation incident

24 22 24

Collision between vehicles

16 15 16

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

4 3 4

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

13 11 12

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

3 3

Assaults and violent acts

16 12 4 14

Homicides

12 8 4 10

Homicides - shooting

9 5 4 7

Self-inflicted injuries

4 4 4

Footnotes:
(1) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
(2) May include volunteers and other workers receiving compensation.
(3) Includes paid and unpaid family workers, and may include owners of incorporated businesses, or members of partnerships.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Fatal occupational injuries by selected industries and major events or exposures, New Jersey
Selected industries (1) 2003
Total Event or exposure (2)
Contact
with objects
and
equipment
Falls Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
or
explosions
Assaults
and
violent
acts

Total

104 18 19 7 41 3 16

Private industry

90 18 19 6 30 15

Goods Producing

39 12 12 11

Natural resources and mining

4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

3

Mining

Construction

29 8 11 8

Manufacturing

6 3

Service providing

51 6 7 4 19 15

Trade, transportation, and utilities

28 4 14 8

Wholesale trade

Retail trade

7 3

Transportation and warehousing

18 11 4

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

6 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

5 3

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

9 5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

7 5

Other services

5

Government (3)

14 11

Federal

State

Local

11 8

Footnotes:
(1) Classified according to the North American Industry Classification System, 2002.
(2) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
(3) Includes fatalities to workers employed by governmental organizations regardless of industry.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

Fatal occupational injuries by selected occupations and major events or exposures, New Jersey
Selected occupations (1) 2003
Total Event or exposure (2)
Contact
with objects
and
equipment
Falls Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
or
explosions
Assaults
and
violent
acts

Total

104 18 19 7 41 3 16

Management, professional, and related occupations

10 4 4

Management occupations

6 3

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

Life, physical, and social science occupations

Community and social services occupations

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

14 5 4

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

6 5

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3 3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

8 4 3

Sales and related occupations

5

Office and administrative support occupations

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

39 12 12 3 11

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

30 9 10 3 8

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

7 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

33 4 4 17 8

Production occupations

4

Transportation and material moving occupations

29 4 17 6

Military specific occupations

Footnotes:
(1) Based on the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification System.
(2) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

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