Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Pennsylvania

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected characteristics, by major events or exposures, Pennsylvania
Selected
characteristics
2012
Total Event or exposure (1)
Violence
and other
injuries by
persons or
animals
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
and
explosions
Falls,
slips,
trips
Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Contact
with objects
and
equipment

Total

194 29 72 6 32 19 36

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

164 25 62 5 27 17 28

Self Employed (3)

30 4 10 1 5 8

Gender

Men

177 24 66 6 28 17 36

Women

17 5 6 4

Age

Under 16 years

1 1

16 to 17 years

18 to 19 years

3 1 1

20 to 24 years

9 5 2

25 to 34 years

27 8 10 2 1 4

35 to 44 years

32 6 8 4 7 7

45 to 54 years

50 6 21 8 7 7

55 to 64 years

40 8 10 3 10 1 8

65 and over

32 16 8 7

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White (non-Hispanic)

163 20 61 6 30 14 32

Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)

14 4 6

Hispanic or Latino

13 4 5

American Indian or Alaska Native (non-Hispanic)

Asian (non-Hispanic)

4

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic)

Multiple races (non-Hispanic)

Other races or not reported (non-Hispanic)

Industry (NAICS) (5)

Private industry (6)

178 26 65 4 30 18 35

Goods Producing

70 3 22 14 10 19

Natural resources and mining

26 11 1 12

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

22 11 1 1 9

Mining (7)

4 3

Construction

29 9 11 7

Manufacturing

15 3 3 5

Service providing

108 23 43 16 8 16

Trade, transportation, and utilities

47 9 27 4 6

Wholesale trade

8 4

Retail trade

8 3

Transportation and warehousing

31 6 22 2

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

5

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

4

Professional and business services

30 11 6 6 5

Professional, scientific, and technical services

6 2 3 1

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

24 9 3 5 5

Education and health services

7 1 3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

5 1

Leisure and hospitality

11 4 3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

4 1

Accommodation and food services

7 4

Other services

8 5 1 1

Government (6)

16 3 7 2 2

Federal

State

3 2

Local

13 3 5 2 2

Occupation (SOC) (8)

Management, professional, and related occupations

34 7 12 1 6 3 5

Management occupations

20 3 9 1 4

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

Life, physical, and social science occupations

4 1 1

Community and social services occupations

5 2

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

1 1

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

2 1

Service occupations

37 9 11 2 6 4 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

13 5 4 2

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3 1

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

17 6 4 5

Personal care and service occupations

3 2 1

Sales and office occupations

9 4 3

Sales and related occupations

7 4

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

58 12 15 9 18

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

11 3 1 7

Construction and extraction occupations

34 8 12 7 6

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

13 1 1 3 5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

56 7 34 4 8

Production occupations

10 4

Transportation and material moving occupations

46 6 33 4

Military specific occupations (9)

Footnotes
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 implemented for 2011 data forward.
(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.
(5) Industry data from 2003 to 2008 are classified using the 2002 North American Industry Classification System. Industry data from 2009 to the present are classified using the North American Industry Classification System, 2007.
(6) Includes all fatal occupational injuries meeting this ownership criterion across all specified years, regardless of industry classification system.
(7) Includes fatal injuries at all establishments categorized as Mining (Sector 21) in the North American Industry Classification System, including establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction.
(8) Occupation data from 2003 to 2010 are based on the Standard Occupational Classification system, 2000. Occupation data from 2011 to the present are based on the Standard Occupational Classification system, 2010.
(9) Includes fatal injuries to persons identified as resident armed forces regardless of individual occupation listed.

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. CFOI fatality counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with State, New York City, District of Columbia, and Federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

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