Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in New York City

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, New York City
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

94 9 14 9 12 7 43

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

82 9 12 8 12 6 35

Self Employed (3)

12 8

Sex

Men

87 9 13 9 11 6 39

Women

7 4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

9 6

25-34

24 3 3 5 11

35-44

23 4 13

45-54

23 3 5 3 8

55-64

11 3 4

65 and older

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

37 4 7 3 4 4 15

Black, non-Hispanic

22 17

Hispanic

28 5 5 5 3 3 7

American Indian, Aleut, Eskimo

Asian

7 3 4

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 York City
Event or exposure (1) 2003
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

94 82 12 87 7

Contact with objects and equipment

9 9 9

Struck by object

4 4 4

Struck by falling object

3 3 3

Caught in equipment or object

4 4 4

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3 3

Falls

14 12 13

Fall to lower level

12 10 11

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

4 4 4

Harmful substances or environments

9 8 9

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

5 5 5

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

12 12 11

Highway transportation incident

5 5 5

Collision between vehicles

4 4 4

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

4 4 4

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

7 6 6

Assaults and violent acts

43 35 8 39 4

Homicides

32 26 6 29 3

Homicides - shooting

24 21 3 23

Self-inflicted injuries

11 9 10

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 York City
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

94 9 14 9 12 7 43

Private industry

83 9 13 9 8 6 38

Goods Producing

27 7 10 5 3

Natural resources and mining

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

Mining

Construction

23 7 9 4

Manufacturing

4

Service providing

56 3 4 5 5 37

Trade, transportation, and utilities

24 4 15

Wholesale trade

Retail trade

12 10

Transportation and warehousing

10 4 4

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

6

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

6

Professional and business services

8 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

6

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

10 9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

8 7

Other services

7 7

Government (3)

11 4 5

Federal

State

Local

10 4 4

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 York City
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

94 9 14 9 12 7 43

Management, professional, and related occupations

6 5

Management occupations

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

22 4 3 12

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

13 8

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

6

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

19 16

Sales and related occupations

15 13

Office and administrative support occupations

4 3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

26 8 9 4 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

21 6 9 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

21 9 7

Production occupations

Transportation and material moving occupations

19 9 5

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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