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
2007
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

106 11 17 10 40 27

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

97 10 16 9 38 23

Self Employed (3)

9 4

Sex

Men

101 11 17 10 38 25

Women

5

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

10 3 4

25-34

21 3 10 4

35-44

26 4 9 7

45-54

26 4 9 9

55-64

11 6

65 and older

11 5

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

59 5 13 3 25 12

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

18 8 8

Hispanic or Latino

23 4 3 7 6 3

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

5 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) 2007
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

106 97 9 101 5

Contact with objects and equipment

11 10 11

Struck by object

6 6 6

Struck by falling object

4 4 4

Caught in equipment or object

3 3 3

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

17 16 17

Fall to lower level

14 13 14

Fall from ladder

5 4 5

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

10 9 10

Contact with electric current

3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

5 5 5

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

40 38 38

Highway transportation incident

28 26 27

Collision between vehicles

16 15 15

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

8 8 7

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

27 23 4 25

Homicides

17 13 4 15

Homicides - shooting

11 10 9

Self-inflicted injuries

9 9 9

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.

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) 2007
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

106 11 17 10 40 27

Private industry

92 10 15 10 34 22

Goods Producing

29 5 10 4 8

Natural resources and mining

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

Mining

Construction

21 4 9 4

Manufacturing

5

Service providing

63 5 5 6 26 21

Trade, transportation, and utilities

32 18 11

Wholesale trade

4

Retail trade

8 7

Transportation and warehousing

20 14 3

Utilities

Information

3

Financial activities

4 3

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

7 4

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

8 5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

7 5

Other services

6

Government (3)

14 6 5

Federal

State

4

Local

7 3 3

Footnotes
(1) Classified according to the North American Industry Classification System, 2002.
(2) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.
(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) 2007
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

106 11 17 10 40 27

Management, professional, and related occupations

10 7

Management occupations

6 6

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

11 3 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

7 4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

8 6

Sales and related occupations

7 6

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

37 6 13 6 7 4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

24 4 11 3 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

10 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

38 3 26 5

Production occupations

3

Transportation and material moving occupations

35 25 5

Military specific occupations

Footnotes
(1) Based on the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification System.
(2) Based on the 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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