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
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

107 13 24 9 17 44

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

96 12 22 9 17 36

Self Employed (3)

11 8

Sex

Men

101 12 23 8 17 41

Women

6 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

9 3 5

25-34

18 3 4 10

35-44

31 4 5 5 7 10

45-54

20 5 3 10

55-64

19 7 4 3 4

65 and older

8 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

43 5 7 4 9 18

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

21 5 4 9

Hispanic or Latino

33 5 9 3 14

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

10 3 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 York City
Event or exposure (1) 2004
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

107 96 11 101 6

Contact with objects and equipment

13 12 12

Struck by object

7 7 7

Struck by falling object

3 3 3

Caught in equipment or object

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

24 22 23

Fall to lower level

19 17 19

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

6 5 6

Harmful substances or environments

9 9 8

Contact with electric current

3 3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

6 6 5

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

17 17 17

Highway transportation incident

6 6 6

Collision between vehicles

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

11 11 11

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

44 36 8 41 3

Homicides

29 23 6 26 3

Homicides - shooting

17 16 15

Self-inflicted injuries

15 13 15

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 York City
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

107 13 24 9 17 44

Private industry

Goods Producing

33 6 15 4 3 5

Natural resources and mining

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

Mining

Construction

28 4 15 4 3

Manufacturing

5

Service providing

63 5 7 5 13 33

Trade, transportation, and utilities

27 3 9 12

Wholesale trade

4

Retail trade

13 10

Transportation and warehousing

8 6

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

7 5

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

6 4

Professional and business services

8 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

7 3

Education and health services

4

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

3

Leisure and hospitality

12 8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

12 8

Other services

4 3

Government (3)

11 6

Federal

State

Local

8 5

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) 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

107 13 24 9 17 44

Management, professional, and related occupations

9 7

Management occupations

5 5

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

25 5 16

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

10 8

Food preparation and serving related occupations

6 4

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

7 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

15 10

Sales and related occupations

11 9

Office and administrative support occupations

4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

34 4 15 5 5 5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

27 3 14 5 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

7 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

24 6 3 9 6

Production occupations

4

Transportation and material moving occupations

20 4 3 9 4

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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