Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Puerto Rico

Create Customized Tables (one screen)Get detailed statistics for occupational fatalities.

Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Puerto Rico
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

44 6 6 3 6 23

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

32 6 6 3 4 13

Self Employed (3)

12 10

Sex

Men

44 6 6 3 6 23

Women

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

4 3

25-34

11 4 5

35-44

11 3 5

45-54

7 3

55-64

5 3

65 and older

6 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

Hispanic or Latino

44 6 6 3 6 23

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

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, Puerto Rico
Event or exposure (1) 2009
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

44 32 12 44

Contact with objects and equipment

6 6 6

Struck by object

Struck by falling object

Caught in equipment or object

3 3 3

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

6 6 6

Fall to lower level

6 6 6

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

3 3 3

Contact with electric current

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

6 4 6

Highway transportation incident

Collision between vehicles

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

5 3 5

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

23 13 10 23

Homicides

21 12 9 21

Homicides - shooting

19 10 9 19

Self-inflicted injuries

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, Puerto Rico
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

44 6 6 3 6 23

Private industry

37 3 6 3 5 20

Goods Producing

11 6

Natural resources and mining

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

Mining

Construction

10 6

Manufacturing

Service providing

26 4 18

Trade, transportation, and utilities

11 3 6

Wholesale trade

Retail trade

Transportation and warehousing

7 4

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

6 5

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

5 5

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

4 4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

3 3

Other services

4

Government (3)

7 3

Federal

State

5

Local

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, Puerto Rico
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

44 6 6 3 6 23

Management, professional, and related occupations

Management occupations

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 13

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

9 7

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3 3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Personal care and service occupations

3 3

Sales and office occupations

3

Sales and related occupations

3

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

11 5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

8 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

13 3 4 4

Production occupations

3

Transportation and material moving occupations

10 4 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.

Recommend this page using: