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
2004
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

129 23 33 10 37 6 20

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

107 21 30 8 28 5 15

Self Employed (3)

22 3 9 5

Sex

Men

121 23 32 7 35 5 19

Women

8

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

4

20-24

7

25-34

15 5 4

35-44

34 8 7 8 10

45-54

37 5 11 4 10 5

55-64

19 8 7

65 and older

13 4 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

74 11 22 4 26 9

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

14 4 3 3

Hispanic or Latino

34 7 9 5 7 4

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

6 3

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Multiple races

Other or not reported

Footnotes
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.
(2) May include volunteers and workers receiving other types of compensation.
(3) Includes self-employed workers, owners of unincorporated businesses and farms, paid and unpaid family workers, members of partnerships, and may include owners of incorporated businesses.
(4) Persons identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. The individual racial categories shown exclude data for Hispanic and Latino 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) 2004
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

129 107 22 121 8

Contact with objects and equipment

23 21 23

Struck by object

18 16 18

Struck by falling object

13 11 13

Caught in equipment or object

4 4 4

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

33 30 3 32

Fall to lower level

31 28 3 30

Fall from ladder

6 5 6

Fall from roof

9 7 9

Fall from scaffold

3 3 3

Harmful substances or environments

10 8 7

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

5 3 4

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

37 28 9 35

Highway transportation incident

25 19 6 25

Collision between vehicles

14 10 4 14

Non-collision highway incident

5 5 5

Non-highway transportation incident

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

10 7 3 8

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

6 5 5

Assaults and violent acts

20 15 5 19

Homicides

14 9 5 13

Homicides - shooting

9 5 4 8

Self-inflicted injuries

6 6 6

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

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) 2004
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

129 23 33 10 37 6 20

Private industry

Goods Producing

51 11 21 6 6 3 4

Natural resources and mining

3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

3

Mining

Construction

34 5 20 5

Manufacturing

14 5 3

Service providing

69 10 12 4 27 14

Trade, transportation, and utilities

40 3 9 19 9

Wholesale trade

Retail trade

11 3 3 5

Transportation and warehousing

27 5 16 4

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

10 5 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

9 5

Education and health services

3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

3

Leisure and hospitality

5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

4

Other services

10 4

Government (3)

9 4

Federal

State

4

Local

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 Jersey
Selected occupations (1) 2004
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

129 23 33 10 37 6 20

Management, professional, and related occupations

12 6

Management occupations

8

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

3 3

Service occupations

15 5 3 3

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

8 4

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

11 6

Sales and related occupations

7 5

Office and administrative support occupations

4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

41 8 22 5 4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

27 4 18 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

12 3 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

50 9 8 23 8

Production occupations

6 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

44 6 7 23 7

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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