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
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

90 15 29 4 10 6 26

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

76 15 26 4 10 5 16

Self Employed (3)

14 3 10

Sex

Men

81 15 27 4 9 5 21

Women

9 5

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

25-34

14 4 3 5

35-44

18 6 4

45-54

30 7 11 4 4

55-64

19 8 3 8

65 and older

6 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

47 12 16 3 4 10

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

12 8

Hispanic or Latino

21 7 5 5

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

10 4 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) 2008
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

90 76 14 81 9

Contact with objects and equipment

15 15 15

Struck by object

Struck by falling object

Caught in equipment or object

3 3 3

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

29 26 3 27

Fall to lower level

25 22 3 24

Fall from ladder

5 4 5

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

6 6 6

Harmful substances or environments

4 4 4

Contact with electric current

4 4 4

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

10 10 9

Highway transportation incident

5 5 4

Collision between vehicles

3 3

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

5 5 5

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

6 5 5

Assaults and violent acts

26 16 10 21 5

Homicides

18 11 7 15 3

Homicides - shooting

10 5 5 10

Self-inflicted injuries

8 5 3 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 York City
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

90 15 29 4 10 6 26

Private industry

79 14 27 4 10 4 20

Goods Producing

32 10 17

Natural resources and mining

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

Mining

Construction

31 10 16

Manufacturing

Service providing

47 4 10 3 10 18

Trade, transportation, and utilities

22 6 10

Wholesale trade

3

Retail trade

7 7

Transportation and warehousing

9 5

Utilities

3

Information

Financial activities

4 3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

3 3

Professional and business services

6

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

5

Education and health services

3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

5

Other services

7 4

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 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 York City
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

90 15 29 4 10 6 26

Management, professional, and related occupations

8 3 5

Management occupations

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

15 4 3 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

5

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

6

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

13 9

Sales and related occupations

7 6

Office and administrative support occupations

6 3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

30 7 15

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

28 7 15

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

24 6 6 6 6

Production occupations

4

Transportation and material moving occupations

20 6 4 5 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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