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
2009
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

99 12 23 5 33 3 23

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

75 10 17 4 30 3 11

Self Employed (3)

24 6 3 12

Sex

Men

98 12 23 5 33 3 22

Women

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

4

25-34

15 5 3 4

35-44

22 3 5 3 5 4

45-54

26 10 7 7

55-64

19 8 7

65 and older

12 3 7

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

52 7 13 4 17 9

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

12 6 3

Hispanic or Latino

25 3 8 8 5

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

9 6

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) 2009
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

99 75 24 98

Contact with objects and equipment

12 10 12

Struck by object

6 6 6

Struck by falling object

5 5 5

Caught in equipment or object

6 4 6

Caught in running equipment or machinery

5 4 5

Falls

23 17 6 23

Fall to lower level

22 16 6 22

Fall from ladder

7 4 3 7

Fall from roof

7 4 3 7

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

5 4 5

Contact with electric current

3 3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

33 30 3 33

Highway transportation incident

11 10 11

Collision between vehicles

6 5 6

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

8 7 8

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

3 3 3

Assaults and violent acts

23 11 12 22

Homicides

18 10 8 17

Homicides - shooting

14 8 6 13

Self-inflicted injuries

4 4 4

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) 2009
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

99 12 23 5 33 3 23

Private industry

93 11 23 5 30 22

Goods Producing

45 5 16 19 3

Natural resources and mining

14 12

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

14 12

Mining

Construction

25 16 5

Manufacturing

6

Service providing

48 6 7 4 11 19

Trade, transportation, and utilities

22 4 11

Wholesale trade

Retail trade

11 10

Transportation and warehousing

8 3

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

12 3 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

4

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

8 3 3

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

9 3 6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

3

Accommodation and food services

6 5

Other services

3

Government (3)

6 3

Federal

State

Local

6 3

Footnotes
(1) Industry data from 2003 to 2008 are classified using the 2002 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Industry data after 2008 are classified using the 2007 NAICS.
(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) 2009
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

99 12 23 5 33 3 23

Management, professional, and related occupations

11 5

Management occupations

7 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

14 3 4 4

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

7 3

Personal care and service occupations

3

Sales and office occupations

12 11

Sales and related occupations

11 10

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

39 4 16 17

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

12 11

Construction and extraction occupations

24 15 6

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

23 4 3 11 3

Production occupations

Transportation and material moving occupations

21 3 11 3

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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