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
2005
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

112 16 15 7 51 5 17

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

102 16 14 5 47 5 14

Self Employed (3)

10 4 3

Sex

Men

106 16 15 7 48 5 14

Women

6 3 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

8 5

25-34

21 4 10

35-44

39 8 5 15 8

45-54

20 3 8 4

55-64

16 3 3 8

65 and older

7 5

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

53 8 6 4 29 5

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

17 9

Hispanic or Latino

30 5 6 9 5

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

8 3 4

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) 2005
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

112 102 10 106 6

Contact with objects and equipment

16 16 16

Struck by object

12 12 12

Struck by falling object

10 10 10

Caught in equipment or object

3 3 3

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

15 14 15

Fall to lower level

14 13 14

Fall from ladder

6 5 6

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

7 5 7

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

4 4

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

51 47 4 48 3

Highway transportation incident

32 30 30

Collision between vehicles

16 15 14

Non-collision highway incident

6 6 6

Non-highway transportation incident

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

11 11 10

Aircraft incident

3 3

Fires and explosions

5 5 5

Assaults and violent acts

17 14 3 14 3

Homicides

12 9 3 9 3

Homicides - shooting

6 5 5

Self-inflicted injuries

5 5 5

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) 2005
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

112 16 15 7 51 5 17

Private industry

101 16 15 6 45 14

Goods Producing

39 7 9 15

Natural resources and mining

3 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

Mining

Construction

20 3 8 7

Manufacturing

16 4 5

Service providing

62 9 6 4 30 12

Trade, transportation, and utilities

38 5 3 22 7

Wholesale trade

4

Retail trade

9 6

Transportation and warehousing

24 3 20

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

4

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

3

Professional and business services

8 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

8 4

Education and health services

4 4

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

4 3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

4

Government (3)

11 6 3

Federal

State

Local

9 6

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) 2005
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

112 16 15 7 51 5 17

Management, professional, and related occupations

10 6

Management occupations

5 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

12 5 3

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

6 5

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

4

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

5 4

Sales and related occupations

4 3

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

29 4 10 3 11

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

18 9 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

9 5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

55 11 34 4

Production occupations

16 6

Transportation and material moving occupations

39 5 31

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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