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
2010
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

81 5 13 11 33 18

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

57 3 11 4 24 15

Self Employed (3)

24 7 9 3

Sex

Men

79 5 13 11 32 17

Women

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

3

25-34

9 3

35-44

15 5 6

45-54

24 11 7

55-64

18 4 8 4

65 and older

12 3 3 5

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

48 7 7 22 10

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

8 4

Hispanic or Latino

20 6 3 5 4

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) 2010
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

81 57 24 79

Contact with objects and equipment

5 3 5

Struck by object

4 3 4

Struck by falling object

3 3

Caught in equipment or object

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

13 11 13

Fall to lower level

12 10 12

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

3 3 3

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

11 4 7 11

Contact with electric current

6 4 6

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

33 24 9 32

Highway transportation incident

13 11 13

Collision between vehicles

7 6 7

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

4 3 4

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

12 11 11

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

18 15 3 17

Homicides

10 9 9

Homicides - shooting

5 4 5

Self-inflicted injuries

8 6 8

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) 2010
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

81 5 13 11 33 18

Private industry

70 4 13 11 26 15

Goods Producing

27 8 8 9

Natural resources and mining

9 5

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

9 5

Mining

Construction

16 8 5 3

Manufacturing

Service providing

43 4 5 3 17 13

Trade, transportation, and utilities

26 3 3 11 7

Wholesale trade

4

Retail trade

5

Transportation and warehousing

17 9 4

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

4

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

6 4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

4

Other services

3

Government (3)

11 7 3

Federal

State

6 5

Local

4

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) 2010
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

81 5 13 11 33 18

Management, professional, and related occupations

15 6 6

Management occupations

10 5 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

4

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

11 4 3

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

8 4 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

6

Sales and related occupations

4

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

19 8 6 4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

4

Construction and extraction occupations

15 8 5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

30 3 17 6

Production occupations

3

Transportation and material moving occupations

27 3 17 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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