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
2008
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

92 15 14 6 40 3 14

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

78 14 11 4 38 3 8

Self Employed (3)

14 3 6

Sex

Men

86 14 14 6 35 3 14

Women

6 5

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

6

25-34

16 9 4

35-44

17 3 3 9

45-54

20 5 3 7 4

55-64

21 6 9 4

65 and older

11 3 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

56 9 12 3 25 6

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

5

Hispanic or Latino

25 4 3 12

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

6 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) 2008
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

92 78 14 86 6

Contact with objects and equipment

15 14 14

Struck by object

5 5 5

Struck by falling object

4 4 4

Caught in equipment or object

9 8 8

Caught in running equipment or machinery

6 5 6

Falls

14 11 3 14

Fall to lower level

14 11 3 14

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

3 3

Fall from scaffold

4 4 4

Harmful substances or environments

6 4 6

Contact with electric current

5 4 5

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

40 38 35 5

Highway transportation incident

19 18 16 3

Collision between vehicles

10 10 7 3

Non-collision highway incident

3 3 3

Non-highway transportation incident

4 4 3

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

14 14 13

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

3 3 3

Assaults and violent acts

14 8 6 14

Homicides

8 3 5 8

Homicides - shooting

5 3 5

Self-inflicted injuries

6 5 6

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) 2008
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

92 15 14 6 40 3 14

Private industry

78 13 14 6 30 3 12

Goods Producing

34 4 11 3 11 4

Natural resources and mining

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

Mining

Construction

25 10 3 9

Manufacturing

9 3

Service providing

44 9 3 3 19 8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

20 3 11 4

Wholesale trade

4

Retail trade

6 3

Transportation and warehousing

10 6

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

13 4 5

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

11 4 4

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

5 3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

3

Accommodation and food services

Other services

3

Government (3)

14 10

Federal

State

4 3

Local

9 6

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) 2008
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

92 15 14 6 40 3 14

Management, professional, and related occupations

7 3

Management occupations

4

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

17 3 8

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

5 4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

9 3 3

Personal care and service occupations

3

Sales and office occupations

5

Sales and related occupations

Office and administrative support occupations

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

30 10 3 12

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

23 8 10

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

6

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

33 9 16 5

Production occupations

5

Transportation and material moving occupations

28 7 15 4

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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