Economic News Release

Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. (EDT) Thursday, August 25, 2011							USDL-11-1247
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NATIONAL CENSUS OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES IN 2010
(PRELIMINARY RESULTS)

A preliminary total of 4,547 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2010, about the same as the 
final count of 4,551 fatal work injuries in 2009, according to results from the Census of Fatal 
Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The rate of fatal work 
injury for U.S. workers in 2010 was 3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers, the same as the final 
rate for 2009. Over the last 3 years, increases in the published counts based on information received after the 
release of preliminary data have averaged 174 fatalities per year or about 3 percent of the revised totals. 
Final 2010 CFOI data will be released in Spring 2012.

Economic factors continue to play a role in the fatal work injury counts. Total hours worked were up slightly 
in 2010 in contrast to the declines recorded in both 2008 and 2009, but some historically high-risk industries 
continued to experience declines or slow growth in total hours worked.

Key preliminary findings of the 2010 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries:

-	The number of fatal work injuries among the self-employed declined by 6 percent to 999 fatalities, more 
	than the decline in their hours worked. The number of fatal injuries among wage and salary workers 
	increased by 2 percent in 2010.
-	Fatal work injuries in the private mining industry rose from 99 in 2009 to 172 in 2010, an increase of 
	74 percent. The fatal work injury rate for mining increased from 12.4 per 100,000 FTEs in 2009 to 19.9 
	per 100,000 in 2010. The multiple-fatality incidents at the Upper Big Branch Mine and the 
	Deepwater Horizon oil rig are included in these figures.
-	Fatal work injuries in the private construction sector declined by 10 percent from 2009 to 2010 and are 
	down nearly 40 percent since 2006.
-	Work-related fatalities resulting from fires more than doubled from 53 in 2009 to 109 in 2010--the highest 
	count since 2003.
-	Workplace homicides declined 7 percent in 2010 to the lowest total ever recorded by the fatality census, 
	but workplace homicides involving women increased by 13 percent.
-	Fatal work injuries among non-Hispanic black or African-American workers declined by 9 percent in 2010 
	while fatalities among non-Hispanic white workers were higher by 2 percent. Fatal work injuries 
	involving Hispanic or Latino workers were down 4 percent in 2010.
-	The number of fatal workplace injuries among police officers increased by 40 percent, from 96 in 2009 
	to 134 in 2010.

Profile of 2010 fatal work injuries by type of incident

The number of fatal work injuries resulting from fires and explosions rose from 113 in 2009 to 187 in 2010, 
an increase of 65 percent. The increase was led by an increase of 106 percent in fatalities resulting from 
fires which rose from 53 in 2009 to 109 in 2010. Of the 187 fatalities involving fires and 
explosions, 82 occurred in multiple fatality incidents.
 
Workplace homicides fell by 7 percent in 2010. The preliminary workplace homicide total 
for 2010 (506 cases) represents a decline of more than 50 percent from the high of 1,080 homicides reported 
in 1994. (See Chart 1.) Despite the overall decline, workplace homicides involving women were up 13 percent 
in 2010. Workplace suicides declined slightly from the series high of 263 cases in 2009 to 258 cases in 2010. 
Even with the decline, the 2010 preliminary count of workplace suicides is the third highest annual 
total for the fatal work injury census.

Fatal falls declined 2 percent in 2010 (from 645 in 2009 to 635 in 2010). Overall, fatal falls are down 25 percent 
from the series high of 847 fatal falls reported in 2007. Since 2007, fatal falls in the private construction 
industry have decreased by 42 percent. Fatal injuries resulting from being struck by objects or equipment 
were also lower, down 4 percent in 2010 to 402. Fatal work injuries involving exposure to harmful 
substances or environments were up slightly, but electrocutions declined.

Transportation incidents decreased slightly in 2010 relative to 2009, but still accounted for nearly 2 out of 
every 5 fatal work injuries in 2010. Nonhighway incidents, such as an off-road tractor overturn, were 
higher in 2010 (up 4 percent) as were transportation incidents involving pedestrians and railways. 
Fatal occupational injuries involving water vehicle incidents and aircraft incidents were both 
lower in 2010. (Note that transportation counts presented in this release are expected to rise 
when updated 2010 data are released in Spring 2012 because key source documentation detailing specific 
transportation-related incidents has not yet been received.)

For more detailed information on fatal injuries by incident, see the 2010 tables at www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm.

Profile of fatal work injuries in 2010 by industry sector

Private sector mining fatalities were up 74 percent in 2010, increasing from 99 cases in 2009 to 172 cases 
in 2010. Fatal work injuries were sharply higher both in mining activities other than oil and 
gas (up 110 percent) and also in support activities for mining (up 71 percent). Multiple-fatality 
incidents in this industry were a major factor in the increased fatality total in mining. The Upper Big Branch 
mining disaster claimed 29 workers and 11 workers died in the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.

The number of fatal work injuries in the private industry construction sector declined by 10 percent in 2010. 
Fatal work injuries in construction have declined every year since 2006 and are down nearly 40 percent 
over that time. Economic conditions may explain much of this decline with total hours worked having 
declined another 6 percent in construction in 2010, after declines in both 2008 and 2009. Even with the 
lower fatal injury total, construction accounted for more fatal work injuries than any other 
industry in 2010. (See Chart 2.)

Among service-providing industries in the private sector, fatal work injuries in transportation and warehousing 
accounted for 631 fatalities, about the same as the count in 2009 (633 fatalities). However, the 
number of fatal injuries in truck transportation, the largest subsector within transportation and 
warehousing in terms of employment, increased by 2 percent in 2010, led by a 17 percent increase 
in specialized freight trucking. Among other transportation subsectors, fatal work injuries in air 
and rail transportation were higher, but fatalities in water transportation declined in 2010.

Fatal work injuries in the professional and business services sector were down 16 percent, led by a 
decline in fatalities in landscape services from 168 in 2009 to 130 in 2010. Fatal injuries in the 
educational and health service industries were higher by 13 percent.

Fatal work injuries among government workers were up 3 percent in 2010, due largely to an increase in 
fatalities to state government workers (notably police protection workers) from 75 in 2009 to 107 in 2010. 
Fatal work injuries incurred by local government workers were also higher in 2010, but fatal injuries 
among federal government workers were lower (down 21 percent to 96 fatal work injuries in 2010).

For more detailed information on fatal injuries by industry, see the 2010 tables at www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm.

Profile of fatal work injuries in 2010 by occupation

Fatal work injuries in the construction and extraction occupations declined by 9 percent in 2010 to 
the lowest level since the series high reported in 2006. Construction trades worker fatalities 
were down 15 percent (from 621 in 2009 to 530 in 2010) and have declined 46 percent since 2006. 
Fatal work injuries involving construction laborers, the worker subgroup accounting for the highest 
number of fatalities in the construction trades worker group, were down by 16 percent in 2010 to 193 
fatal work injuries. In contrast, fatal work injuries involving extraction workers were up sharply, 
from 59 in 2009 to 91 in 2010 including a number of fatal work injuries from the 
Upper Big Branch Mine and Deepwater Horizon oil rig incidents.

Fatal work injuries involving farming, fishing, and forestry workers increased by 9 percent in 2010. 
Fatalities involving agricultural workers, including farmworkers and laborers, rose from 127 in 2009 
to 156 in 2010. Fatalities among logging workers also increased in 2010 from 36 in 2009 to 59 in 2010, 
but fatalities among fishers and related fishing workers declined.

The number of fatal work injuries among protective service occupations increased by 6 percent in 2010 
after two years of declines. The increase was led by fatalities among police officers which 
rose 40 percent from 96 to 134 in 2010. Of the 134 fatal work injuries among police officers, 57 involved 
highway incidents and 48 involved homicides. Most other subgroups in the protective service occupational 
group declined in 2010.

Fatal work injuries involving workers in transportation and material moving occupations were higher by 5 percent 
in 2010 and accounted for about one quarter of all occupational fatalities. Driver/sales workers and truck 
drivers, the subgroup with the highest number of fatal work injuries within the transportation and material 
moving group, led the increase. Fatalities in this subgroup rose from 647 in 2009 to 683 in 2010, an 
increase of 6 percent.

Fatal work injuries involving resident military personnel decreased 44 percent in 2010 to 42 fatalities.

For more detailed information on fatal injuries by occupation, see the 2010 tables at www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm.

Profile of fatal work injuries in 2010 by worker characteristics

The number of fatal work injuries rose 2 percent among non-Hispanic white workers in 2010, but were lower 
for both non-Hispanic black or African-American workers and for Hispanic or Latino workers. The largest 
decline was among non-Hispanic black or African-American workers who recorded 9 percent fewer 
fatalities in 2010 after a decline of 21 percent in 2009. With the lower count in 2010, fatal work 
injuries among black or African-American workers have decreased by more than a third (37 percent) since 2007.

Fatal work injuries among Hispanic or Latino workers were down 4 percent in 2010 to the lowest level 
since 1997. Of the 682 fatal work injuries involving Hispanic or Latino workers, 427 (or 63 percent) 
involved foreign-born workers. Overall, there were 774 fatal work injuries involving foreign-born 
workers in 2010, of which the greatest share (297 or 38 percent) were born in Mexico.

Total hours worked for wage and salary workers increased slightly in 2010, but declined by nearly 2 percent 
for the self-employed. Fatal injuries to self-employed workers (the lowest annual total since the fatality 
census was first conducted in 1992) declined 6 percent from 2009 to 2010, while fatalities among wage and 
salary workers rose by 2 percent.

Fatal work injuries incurred by women increased by 6 percent in 2010, but declined by 1 percent for men. 
Fatal work injuries increased for workers under 18 years of age, workers age 25 to 34, and for 
workers 55 years of age and older. All other age groups recorded lower numbers of fatalities.

Profile of fatal work injuries by state

Twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia reported higher numbers of fatal work injuries 
in 2010 than in 2009, while 23 states reported lower numbers.

For more detailed state results, contact the individual state agency responsible for the collection 
of CFOI data in that state. Although data for Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam are not included 
in the national totals for this release, results for these jurisdictions are available. Participating 
agencies and their telephone numbers are listed in Table 6.

Background of the program

The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), part of the BLS Occupational Safety and Health 
Statistics (OSHS) program, compiles a count of all fatal work injuries occurring in the U.S. during 
the calendar year. The CFOI program uses diverse state, federal, and independent data sources to identify, verify, 
and describe fatal work injuries. This assures counts are as complete and accurate as possible. 
For the 2010 data, over 18,000 unique source documents were reviewed as part of the data collection process.

Another OSHS program, the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII), presents frequency counts and 
incidence rates by industry and also by detailed case circumstances and worker characteristics of nonfatal 
workplace injuries and illnesses that result in days away from work. Incidence rates for 2010 by industry 
will be published in October 2011, and information on 2010 case circumstances and worker characteristics 
will be available in November 2011. For additional data, access the BLS Internet site: www.bls.gov/iif/. 
For technical information about and definitions for the CFOI program, please go to the BLS Handbook of Methods
 on the BLS web site here: www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch9_a1.htm.

Table 1.  Fatal occupational injuries by event or exposure,
2009-2010
_________________________________________________________________
                                   |                             
                                   |        Fatal injuries       
                                   |_____________________________
                                   |         |                   
       Event or exposure(1)        | 2009(2) |       2010p       
                                   |_________|___________________
                                   |                   |         
                                   |       Number      | Percent 
___________________________________|___________________|_________
                                   |         |         |         
  Total............................|  4,551  |  4,547  |    100  
                                   |         |         |         
Transportation incidents...........|  1,795  |  1,766  |     39  
  Highway..........................|    985  |    968  |     21  
    Collision between vehicles,    |         |         |         
     mobile equipment..............|    466  |    501  |     11  
      Moving in same direction.....|    117  |    119  |      3  
      Moving in opposite           |         |         |         
       directions, oncoming........|    184  |    182  |      4  
      Moving in intersection.......|     82  |    102  |      2  
    Vehicle struck object on side  |         |         |         
     of road.......................|    255  |    244  |      5  
    Noncollision...................|    240  |    195  |      4  
      Jack-knifed or overturned-no |         |         |         
       collision...................|    202  |    173  |      4  
  Nonhighway (farm, industrial     |         |         |         
   premises).......................|    261  |    272  |      6  
      Overturned...................|    133  |    154  |      3  
  Worker struck by a vehicle.......|    268  |    277  |      6  
  Railway accident.................|     34  |     44  |      1  
  Water vehicle accident...........|     86  |     52  |      1  
  Aircraft accident................|    159  |    151  |      3  
                                   |         |         |         
Assaults and violent acts..........|    837  |    808  |     18  
  Homicides........................|    542  |    506  |     11  
    Shooting.......................|    434  |    401  |      9  
    Stabbing.......................|     49  |     34  |      1  
  Self-inflicted injuries..........|    263  |    258  |      6  
                                   |         |         |         
Contact with objects and equipment |    741  |    732  |     16  
  Struck by object or equipment....|    420  |    402  |      9  
    Struck by falling object or    |         |         |         
     equipment.....................|    272  |    263  |      6  
    Struck by flying object or     |         |         |         
     equipment.....................|     41  |     36  |      1  
  Caught in or compressed by       |         |         |         
   equipment or objects............|    233  |    224  |      5  
    Caught in running equipment or |         |         |         
     machinery.....................|    114  |     90  |      2  
  Caught in or crushed in          |         |         |         
   collapsing materials............|     80  |     91  |      2  
                                   |         |         |         
Falls..............................|    645  |    635  |     14  
  Fall to lower level..............|    538  |    515  |     11  
    Fall from ladder...............|    127  |    129  |      3  
    Fall from roof.................|    109  |    117  |      3  
    Fall from scaffold, staging....|     54  |     44  |      1  
  Fall on same level...............|     93  |     93  |      2  
                                   |         |         |         
Exposure to harmful substances or  |         |         |         
 environments......................|    404  |    409  |      9  
  Contact with electric current....|    170  |    163  |      4  
    Contact with overhead power    |         |         |         
     lines.........................|     63  |     76  |      2  
  Contact with temperature extremes|     41  |     45  |      1  
  Exposure to caustic, noxious, or |         |         |         
   allergenic substances...........|    129  |    139  |      3  
    Inhalation of substance........|     45  |     57  |      1  
  Oxygen deficiency................|     62  |     60  |      1  
    Drowning, submersion...........|     51  |     45  |      1  
                                   |         |         |         
Fires and explosions...............|    113  |    187  |      4  
___________________________________|_________|_________|_________

  1 Based on the 2007 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness
Classification Manual.  Includes other events and exposures, such
as bodily reaction, in addition to those shown separately.
  2 Totals for 2009 are revised and final.  Preliminary 2009 data
issued August 19, 2010, reported a total of 4,340 fatal work
injuries for calendar year 2009.  Since then, an additional 211
job-related fatal injuries were identified, bringing the total
job-related fatal injury count for 2009 to 4,551.
  p Data for 2010 are preliminary.  Revised and final 2010 data
are scheduled to be released in Spring 2012.
  NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not
shown separately.  Percentages may not add to totals because of
rounding.  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






     Table 2.  Fatal occupational injuries by industry and selected event or exposure, 2010p
     ________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |                     |                                           
                                   |    Fatal injuries   |       Selected event or exposure(2)       
                                   |                     |      (percent of total for industry)      
                                   |_____________________|___________________________________________
              Industry(1)          |          |          |          |          |          |          
                                   |          |          |          |          |          |          
                                   |  Number  |  Percent |Highway(3)| Homicides|   Falls  | Struck by
                                   |          |          |          |          |          |  object  
     ______________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________
                                   |          |          |          |          |          |          
                                   |          |          |          |          |          |          
         Total.....................|   4,547  |     100  |      21  |      11  |      14  |       9  
                                   |          |          |          |          |          |          
      Private industry.............|   4,070  |      90  |      21  |      10  |      15  |       9  
                                   |          |          |          |          |          |          
       Goods producing.............|   1,839  |      40  |      13  |       2  |      19  |      13  
                                   |          |          |          |          |          |          
        Natural resources and      |          |          |          |          |          |          
         mining....................|     768  |      17  |      14  |       1  |       5  |      17  
         Agriculture, forestry,    |          |          |          |          |          |          
          fishing and hunting......|     596  |      13  |      12  |       1  |       5  |      18  
           Crop production.........|     312  |       7  |      12  |       1  |       6  |      16  
           Animal production.......|     151  |       3  |      10  |     –    |       7  |      11  
           Forestry and logging....|      70  |       2  |      17  |     –    |     –    |      54  
         Mining(4).................|     172  |       4  |      23  |     –    |       6  |      15  
           Mining, except oil and  |          |          |          |          |          |          
            gas....................|      61  |       1  |     –    |     –    |     –    |      13  
           Support activities for  |          |          |          |          |          |          
            mining.................|      99  |       2  |      35  |     –    |       7  |      16  
        Construction...............|     751  |      17  |      11  |       1  |      35  |       8  
         Construction..............|     751  |      17  |      11  |       1  |      35  |       8  
           Construction of         |          |          |          |          |          |          
            buildings..............|     157  |       3  |       7  |       2  |      50  |       9  
           Heavy and civil         |          |          |          |          |          |          
            engineering            |          |          |          |          |          |          
            construction...........|     143  |       3  |      16  |     –    |       9  |      10  
           Specialty trade         |          |          |          |          |          |          
            contractors............|     430  |       9  |      11  |       1  |      37  |       8  
        Manufacturing..............|     320  |       7  |      16  |       4  |      13  |      15  
         Manufacturing.............|     320  |       7  |      16  |       4  |      13  |      15  
           Food manufacturing......|      53  |       1  |      21  |       9  |      21  |     –    
           Fabricated metal product|          |          |          |          |          |          
            manufacturing..........|      47  |       1  |      11  |     –    |      21  |      26  
                                   |          |          |          |          |          |          
       Service providing...........|   2,231  |      49  |      26  |      18  |      11  |       6  
                                   |          |          |          |          |          |          
        Trade, transportation, and |          |          |          |          |          |          
         utilities.................|   1,141  |      25  |      36  |      17  |       8  |       6  
         Wholesale trade...........|     185  |       4  |      32  |      12  |       8  |      13  
           Merchant wholesalers,   |          |          |          |          |          |          
            durable goods..........|      87  |       2  |      32  |       9  |     –    |      22  
                                   |          |          |          |          |          |          
           Merchant wholesalers,   |          |          |          |          |          |          
            nondurable goods.......|      91  |       2  |      31  |      15  |      11  |       4  
         Retail trade..............|     301  |       7  |      14  |      45  |      12  |       5  
           Motor vehicle and parts |          |          |          |          |          |          
            dealers................|      45  |       1  |      31  |      22  |       9  |      11  
           Food and beverage stores|      79  |       2  |       5  |      72  |       8  |     –    
         Transportation and        |          |          |          |          |          |          
          warehousing..............|     631  |      14  |      48  |       6  |       6  |       5  
           Truck transportation....|     396  |       9  |      64  |       1  |       7  |       6  
           Transit and ground      |          |          |          |          |          |          
            passenger              |          |          |          |          |          |          
            transportation.........|      62  |       1  |      35  |      45  |       5  |     –    
         Utilities.................|      24  |       1  |      17  |     –    |     –    |     –    
        Information................|      42  |       1  |      45  |     –    |      12  |     –    
        Financial activities.......|     108  |       2  |      14  |      30  |      20  |     –    
         Finance and insurance.....|      23  |       1  |      17  |      30  |      30  |     –    
         Real estate and rental and|          |          |          |          |          |          
          leasing..................|      85  |       2  |      13  |      29  |      18  |     –    
        Professional and business  |          |          |          |          |          |          
         services..................|     356  |       8  |      17  |       6  |      18  |      12  
         Professional and technical|          |          |          |          |          |          
          services.................|      76  |       2  |      21  |     –    |       9  |       4  
         Administrative and waste  |          |          |          |          |          |          
          services.................|     280  |       6  |      16  |       6  |      20  |      14  
        Educational and health     |          |          |          |          |          |          
         services..................|     169  |       4  |      20  |      13  |      16  |     –    
         Educational services......|      30  |       1  |     –    |     –    |      20  |     –    
         Health care and social    |          |          |          |          |          |          
          assistance...............|     139  |       3  |      23  |      14  |      15  |     –    
        Leisure and hospitality....|     229  |       5  |      10  |      35  |      10  |       3  
         Arts, entertainment, and  |          |          |          |          |          |          
          recreation...............|      79  |       2  |      13  |       8  |      10  |       6  
         Accommodation and food    |          |          |          |          |          |          
          services.................|     150  |       3  |       9  |      50  |      11  |     –    
        Other services, except     |          |          |          |          |          |          
         public administration.....|     186  |       4  |      17  |      23  |      11  |      10  
                                   |          |          |          |          |          |          
      Government(5)................|     477  |      10  |      27  |      17  |       8  |       4  
                                   |          |          |          |          |          |          
       Federal government..........|      96  |       2  |      21  |      11  |       5  |       5  
       State government............|     107  |       2  |      25  |      18  |       5  |     –    
       Local government............|     267  |       6  |      30  |      20  |      10  |       5  
     ______________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________

       1 Based on the 2007 North American Industry Classification System.
       2 Based on the 2007 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.  The figure
     shown is the percent of the total fatal injuries for that industry group.
       3 "Highway" includes deaths to vehicle occupants resulting from traffic incidents that occur
     on the public roadway, shoulder, or surrounding area.  It excludes incidents occurring entirely
     off the roadway, such as in parking lots and on farms; incidents involving trains; and deaths to
     pedestrians or other nonpassengers.
       4 Includes fatal injuries at all establishments categorized as Mining (Sector 21) in the North
     American Industry Classification System, 2007, including establishments not governed by the Mine
     Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas
     Extraction.
       5 Includes fatal injuries to workers employed by governmental organizations regardless of
     industry.
       p Data for 2010 are preliminary.  Revised and final 2010 data are scheduled to be released in
     Spring 2012.
       NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately.  Percentages
     may not add to totals because of rounding.  Dashes 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.  There were zero fatal injuries for which there was
     insufficient information to determine a specific industry classification.
       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






     Table 3.  Fatal occupational injuries by occupation and selected event or exposure, 2010p
     _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                        |                     |                                           
                                        |    Fatal injuries   |       Selected event or exposure(2)       
                                        |                     |     (percent of total for occupation)     
                                        |_____________________|___________________________________________
                Occupation(1)           |          |          |          |          |          |          
                                        |          |          |          |          |          |          
                                        |  Number  |  Percent |Highway(3)| Homicides|   Falls  | Struck by
                                        |          |          |          |          |          |  object  
     ___________________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________
                                        |          |          |          |          |          |          
                                        |          |          |          |          |          |          
       Total............................|   4,547  |     100  |      21  |      11  |      14  |       9  
                                        |          |          |          |          |          |          
     Management occupations.............|     533  |      12  |      14  |      10  |       9  |      12  
       Top executives...................|      29  |       1  |      21  |      10  |     –    |     –    
       Operations specialties managers..|      34  |       1  |      18  |       9  |      21  |      12  
       Other management occupations.....|     463  |      10  |      12  |      10  |       9  |      13  
     Business and financial operations  |          |          |          |          |          |          
      occupations.......................|      25  |       1  |      28  |     –    |      16  |     –    
     Computer and mathematical          |          |          |          |          |          |          
      occupations.......................|      11  |    (4)   |     –    |     –    |     –    |     –    
     Architecture and engineering       |          |          |          |          |          |          
      occupations.......................|      51  |       1  |      25  |     –    |      12  |     –    
       Engineers........................|      32  |       1  |      31  |     –    |      12  |     –    
     Life, physical, and social science |          |          |          |          |          |          
      occupations.......................|      28  |       1  |      11  |     –    |     –    |     –    
     Community and social services      |          |          |          |          |          |          
      occupations.......................|      24  |       1  |      58  |      12  |      12  |     –    
     Legal occupations..................|       9  |    (4)   |     –    |     –    |     –    |     –    
     Education, training, and library   |          |          |          |          |          |          
      occupations.......................|      30  |       1  |      17  |      33  |      23  |     –    
     Arts, design, entertainment,       |          |          |          |          |          |          
      sports, and media occupations.....|      53  |       1  |      19  |       6  |      17  |     –    
       Entertainers and performers,     |          |          |          |          |          |          
        sports and related workers......|      36  |       1  |      19  |     –    |      11  |     –    
     Healthcare practitioners and       |          |          |          |          |          |          
      technical occupations.............|      65  |       1  |      15  |      11  |       6  |     –    
       Health diagnosing and treating   |          |          |          |          |          |          
        practitioners...................|      41  |       1  |      15  |      10  |       7  |     –    
       Health technologists and         |          |          |          |          |          |          
        technicians.....................|      24  |       1  |      17  |      12  |     –    |     –    
     Healthcare support occupations.....|      17  |    (4)   |      24  |      29  |     –    |     –    
     Protective service occupations.....|     258  |       6  |      31  |      37  |       3  |       2  
       Fire fighting and prevention     |          |          |          |          |          |          
        workers.........................|      27  |       1  |      33  |     –    |      11  |     –    
       Law enforcement workers..........|     145  |       3  |      41  |      37  |     –    |       2  
       Other protective service workers |      63  |       1  |      11  |      56  |     –    |     –    
     Food preparation and serving       |          |          |          |          |          |          
      related occupations...............|      60  |       1  |       7  |      40  |      18  |     –    
       Supervisors, food preparation and|          |          |          |          |          |          
        serving workers.................|      21  |    (4)   |     –    |      24  |     –    |     –    
     Building and grounds cleaning and  |          |          |          |          |          |          
      maintenance occupations...........|     226  |       5  |       8  |       5  |      25  |      16  
                                        |          |          |          |          |          |          
       Building cleaning and pest       |          |          |          |          |          |          
        control workers.................|      45  |       1  |       9  |      20  |      24  |     –    
       Grounds maintenance workers......|     141  |       3  |      10  |     –    |      21  |      21  
     Personal care and service          |          |          |          |          |          |          
      occupations.......................|      65  |       1  |      11  |      25  |       6  |     –    
     Sales and related occupations......|     274  |       6  |      16  |      48  |       9  |       4  
       Supervisors, sales workers.......|     140  |       3  |      10  |      48  |       8  |       7  
       Retail sales workers.............|      86  |       2  |       7  |      62  |      10  |     –    
       Sales representatives, services..|       9  |    (4)   |      67  |     –    |     –    |     –    
       Sales representatives, wholesale |          |          |          |          |          |          
        and manufacturing...............|      17  |    (4)   |      76  |     –    |     –    |     –    
     Office and administrative support  |          |          |          |          |          |          
      occupations.......................|      68  |       1  |      31  |      16  |      15  |       4  
       Material recording, scheduling,  |          |          |          |          |          |          
        dispatching, and distributing   |          |          |          |          |          |          
        workers.........................|      29  |       1  |      28  |      17  |      10  |      10  
     Farming, fishing, and forestry     |          |          |          |          |          |          
      occupations.......................|     260  |       6  |      11  |       1  |       6  |      20  
       Agricultural workers.............|     156  |       3  |      12  |     –    |      10  |       6  
       Fishing and hunting workers......|      30  |       1  |     –    |     –    |     –    |     –    
       Forest, conservation, and logging|          |          |          |          |          |          
        workers.........................|      60  |       1  |      12  |     –    |     –    |      67  
     Construction and extraction        |          |          |          |          |          |          
      occupations.......................|     760  |      17  |       9  |       1  |      33  |       9  
       Supervisors, construction and    |          |          |          |          |          |          
        extraction workers..............|     110  |       2  |      18  |     –    |      25  |      14  
       Construction trades workers......|     530  |      12  |       7  |       1  |      40  |       7  
       Extraction workers...............|      91  |       2  |      10  |     –    |      10  |      20  
     Installation, maintenance, and     |          |          |          |          |          |          
      repair occupations................|     351  |       8  |      11  |       6  |      17  |      17  
       Vehicle and mobile equipment     |          |          |          |          |          |          
        mechanics, installers, and      |          |          |          |          |          |          
        repairers.......................|     121  |       3  |      13  |      10  |       5  |      32  
       Other installation, maintenance, |          |          |          |          |          |          
        and repair occupations..........|     190  |       4  |       8  |       3  |      23  |       9  
     Production occupations.............|     222  |       5  |       7  |       8  |      14  |      13  
       Supervisors, production workers..|      35  |       1  |       9  |      14  |      17  |     –    
       Metal workers and plastic workers|      68  |       1  |       7  |     –    |      12  |      24  
     Transportation and material moving |          |          |          |          |          |          
      occupations.......................|   1,115  |      25  |      45  |       7  |       6  |       5  
       Air transportation workers.......|      78  |       2  |     –    |     –    |     –    |     –    
       Motor vehicle operators..........|     767  |      17  |      62  |       7  |       5  |       4  
                                        |          |          |          |          |          |          
       Water transportation workers.....|      19  |    (4)   |     –    |     –    |     –    |     –    
       Material moving workers..........|     200  |       4  |       6  |       6  |      15  |      11  
     Military occupations(5)............|      42  |       1  |     –    |     –    |     –    |       7  
     ___________________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________
                                        
       1 Based on the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification system.
       2 Based on the 2007 BLS Injury and Illness Classification Manual.  The figure shown is the percent
     of the total fatal injuries for that occupation group.
       3 "Highway" includes deaths to vehicle occupants resulting from traffic incidents that occur on the
     public roadway, shoulder, or surrounding area.  It excludes incidents occurring entirely off the
     roadway, such as in parking lots and on farms; incidents involving trains; and deaths to pedestrians
     or other non passengers.
       4 Less than or equal to 0.5 percent.
       5 Includes fatal injuries to persons identified as resident armed forces regardless of individual
     occupation listed.
       p Data for 2010 are preliminary.  Revised and final 2010 data are scheduled to be released in Spring
     2012.
       NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately.  Percentages may
     not add to totals because of rounding.  Dashes 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.  There were zero fatal injuries for which there was insufficient information to
     determine a specific occupation classification.
       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






     Table 4.  Fatal occupational injuries by selected worker characteristics and selected event or
     exposure, 2010p
     ________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |                     |                                           
                                   |                     |       Selected event or exposure(1)       
                                   |    Fatal injuries   |    (percent of total for characteristic   
                                   |                     |                 category)                 
             Characteristic        |_____________________|___________________________________________
                                   |          |          |          |          |          |          
                                   |  Number  |  Percent |Highway(2)| Homicides|   Falls  | Struck by
                                   |          |          |          |          |          |  object  
     ______________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________
                                   |          |          |          |          |          |          
     Total.........................|   4,547  |     100  |      21  |      11  |      14  |       9  
                                   |          |          |          |          |          |          
            Employee status        |          |          |          |          |          |          
                                   |          |          |          |          |          |          
     Wage and salary(3)............|   3,548  |      78  |      24  |      10  |      14  |       8  
     Self-employed(4)..............|     999  |      22  |      11  |      14  |      14  |      13  
                                   |          |          |          |          |          |          
                  Sex              |          |          |          |          |          |          
                                   |          |          |          |          |          |          
     Men...........................|   4,192  |      92  |      21  |      10  |      14  |       9  
     Women.........................|     355  |       8  |      27  |      26  |      13  |       2  
                                   |          |          |          |          |          |          
                 Age(5)            |          |          |          |          |          |          
                                   |          |          |          |          |          |          
     Under 16 years................|      16  |    (6)   |      19  |     -    |     -    |     -    
     16-17 years...................|      19  |    (6)   |      21  |     -    |     -    |     -    
     18-19 years...................|      53  |       1  |      15  |      11  |       6  |       8  
     20-24 years...................|     240  |       5  |      19  |      12  |       9  |      10  
     25-34 years...................|     756  |      17  |      24  |      12  |       9  |       8  
     35-44 years...................|     849  |      19  |      19  |      13  |      11  |       9  
     45-54 years...................|   1,124  |      25  |      22  |      11  |      16  |       7  
     55-64 years...................|     921  |      20  |      22  |      11  |      18  |       9  
     65 years and older............|     565  |      12  |      20  |       7  |      18  |      12  
                                   |          |          |          |          |          |          
        Race or ethnic origin(7)   |          |          |          |          |          |          
                                   |          |          |          |          |          |          
     White.........................|   3,279  |      72  |      22  |       8  |      14  |      10  
     Black or African-American.....|     384  |       8  |      27  |      26  |       9  |       5  
     Hispanic or Latino............|     682  |      15  |      15  |      13  |      18  |       9  
     American Indian or Alaska     |          |          |          |          |          |          
      Native.......................|      31  |       1  |      23  |     -    |      16  |     -    
     Asian.........................|     136  |       3  |      15  |      43  |       8  |       2  
     Native Hawaiian or Pacific    |          |          |          |          |          |          
      Islander.....................|       5  |    (6)   |     -    |     -    |     -    |     -    
     Multiple races................|       7  |    (6)   |     -    |      43  |      43  |     -    
     Other or not reported.........|      23  |       1  |      17  |      13  |      13  |     -    
     ______________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________

       1 Based on the 2007 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.  The figure
     shown is the percent of the total fatal injuries for that demographic group.
       2 "Highway" includes deaths to vehicle occupants resulting from traffic incidents that occur
     on the public roadway, shoulder, or surrounding area.  It excludes incidents occurring entirely
     off the roadway, such as in parking lots and on farms; incidents involving trains; and deaths to
     pedestrians or other nonpassengers.
       3 May include volunteers and workers receiving other types of compensation.               
       4 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.
       5 There were 4 fatal injuries for which there was insufficient information to determine the
     age of the decedent. 
       6 Less than or equal to 0.5 percent.
       7 Persons identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.  The race categories shown
     exclude Hispanic and Latino workers.
       p Data for 2010 are preliminary.  Revised and final 2010 data are scheduled to be released in
     Spring 2012.
       NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately.  Percentages
     may not add to totals because of rounding.  Dashes 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






     Table 5.  Fatal occupational injuries by state and event or exposure, 2009-2010
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                               |                     |                                                                 
                               |     Total fatal     |                       Event or exposure(4)                      
                               |     injuries(1)     |                               2010                              
                               |_____________________|_________________________________________________________________
                               |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          
                               |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          
          State of injury      |          |          |          |          |  Contact |          | Exposure |          
                               |          |          | Transpor-| Assaults |   with   |          |to harmful|          
                               |  2009(2) | 2010(3)p |  tation  |    and   |  objects |   Falls  |substances| Fires and
                               | (revised)|          |incidents |  violent |    and   |          |    or    |explosions
                               |          |          |    (5)   |  acts(6) | equipment|          | environ- |          
                               |          |          |          |          |          |          |   ments  |          
     __________________________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________
                               |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          
                               |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          
       Total...................|   4,551  |   4,547  |   1,766  |     808  |     732  |     635  |     409  |     187  
     Alabama...................|      75  |      86  |      30  |      20  |      16  |      13  |       4  |     -    
     Alaska....................|      17  |      39  |      24  |       4  |       5  |     -    |       4  |     -    
     Arizona...................|      76  |      75  |      27  |      24  |       8  |       9  |       7  |     -    
     Arkansas..................|      75  |      87  |      40  |       9  |      13  |      12  |      12  |     -    
     California................|     409  |     302  |      91  |      73  |      43  |      59  |      26  |      10  
     Colorado..................|      83  |      80  |      27  |      21  |      15  |      11  |       3  |       3  
     Connecticut...............|      34  |      49  |      11  |      17  |       3  |       5  |       4  |       8  
     Delaware..................|       7  |       8  |       5  |     -    |     -    |     -    |     -    |     -    
     District of Columbia......|      11  |      16  |     -    |       7  |     -    |       5  |     -    |     -    
     Florida...................|     245  |     215  |      88  |      46  |      19  |      32  |      28  |     -    
     Georgia...................|     110  |      82  |      18  |      23  |      16  |      15  |       6  |       4  
     Hawaii....................|      13  |      19  |       8  |       5  |     -    |       4  |     -    |     -    
     Idaho.....................|      27  |      33  |      20  |     -    |       6  |     -    |       4  |     -    
     Illinois..................|     158  |     203  |      72  |      38  |      39  |      31  |      15  |       7  
     Indiana...................|     125  |     115  |      54  |      13  |      19  |      17  |       8  |       4  
     Iowa......................|      80  |      75  |      43  |       6  |      15  |       7  |       4  |     -    
     Kansas....................|      76  |      84  |      38  |       4  |      16  |      11  |       6  |       9  
     Kentucky..................|     101  |      68  |      30  |       3  |      20  |       7  |       4  |       4  
     Louisiana.................|     140  |     104  |      40  |      12  |      14  |      11  |      12  |      15  
     Maine.....................|      16  |      19  |      12  |     -    |       3  |       3  |     -    |     -    
     Maryland..................|      65  |      69  |      22  |      17  |      12  |      12  |       3  |     -    
     Massachusetts.............|      64  |      51  |      14  |      12  |       4  |      15  |       5  |     -    
     Michigan..................|      94  |     141  |      42  |      35  |      22  |      22  |      17  |     -    
     Minnesota.................|      61  |      69  |      25  |      13  |      17  |      10  |       4  |     -    
     Mississippi...............|      67  |      68  |      35  |       9  |       7  |      10  |       6  |     -    
     Missouri..................|     142  |     107  |      60  |      13  |      14  |      14  |       6  |     -    
     Montana...................|      52  |      36  |      19  |       7  |       3  |       3  |       3  |     -    
     Nebraska..................|      57  |      54  |      22  |       6  |       8  |       8  |       9  |     -    
     Nevada....................|      24  |      28  |       4  |       9  |       7  |       6  |     -    |     -    
     New Hampshire.............|       6  |       5  |     -    |     -    |     -    |     -    |     -    |     -    
     New Jersey................|      99  |      78  |      31  |      17  |       5  |      13  |      11  |     -    
     New Mexico................|      42  |      38  |      12  |      10  |     -    |       6  |       6  |     -    
     New York (including       |          |          |          |          |          |          |          |          
      N.Y.C.)..................|     185  |     182  |      54  |      45  |      31  |      28  |      15  |       8  
       New York City...........|      63  |      68  |       7  |      29  |       5  |      16  |       8  |       3  
     North Carolina............|     129  |     134  |      43  |      31  |      23  |      22  |      15  |     -    
     North Dakota..............|      25  |      30  |      15  |     -    |       8  |       5  |     -    |     -    
     Ohio......................|     137  |     156  |      61  |      28  |      38  |      12  |      13  |       4  
     Oklahoma..................|      82  |      91  |      40  |       7  |      17  |       9  |      11  |       7  
     Oregon....................|      66  |      45  |      18  |      11  |       8  |       4  |       4  |     -    
     Pennsylvania..............|     168  |     219  |      78  |      39  |      36  |      46  |      13  |       7  
     Rhode Island..............|       7  |       9  |     -    |       4  |     -    |     -    |     -    |     -    
     South Carolina............|      73  |      65  |      29  |      12  |       4  |      11  |       6  |       3  
     South Dakota..............|      24  |      36  |      19  |     -    |      10  |       5  |     -    |     -    
     Tennessee.................|     111  |     137  |      50  |      15  |      31  |      21  |      13  |       5  
     Texas.....................|     482  |     456  |     196  |      74  |      64  |      50  |      53  |      18  
     Utah......................|      48  |      42  |      15  |       7  |       8  |       8  |       4  |     -    
     Vermont...................|      12  |      13  |       7  |     -    |       3  |     -    |     -    |     -    
     Virginia..................|     119  |     104  |      54  |      17  |      13  |       9  |       9  |     -    
     Washington................|      76  |     104  |      40  |      17  |      21  |       9  |       8  |       7  
     West Virginia.............|      41  |      95  |      32  |     -    |      14  |       5  |       8  |      34  
     Wisconsin.................|      94  |      91  |      28  |      12  |      26  |      12  |       8  |       5  
     Wyoming...................|      19  |      34  |      18  |       8  |       4  |     -    |       3  |     -    
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

       1 State totals include other events and exposures, such as bodily reaction, in addition to those shown
     separately.
       2 Totals for 2009 are revised and final.  Preliminary 2009 data issued August 19, 2010, reported a total of
     4,340 fatal work injuries for calendar year 2009.  Since then, an additional 211 job-related fatal injuries were
     identified, bringing the total job-related fatal injury count for 2009 to 4,551.  Includes two fatal injuries
     that occurred within the territorial boundaries of the United States, but a State of incident could not be
     determined.
       3 Includes one fatal injury that occurred within the territorial boundaries of the United States, but a State of
     incident could not be determined.
       4 Based on the 2007 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
       5 Includes highway, nonhighway, air, water, rail fatal injuries, and fatal injuries resulting from being struck
     by a vehicle.
       6 Includes violence by persons, self-inflicted injuries, and attacks by animals.
       p Data for 2010 are preliminary.  Revised and final 2010 data are scheduled to be released in Spring 2012.
       NOTE:  Dashes 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


     Table 6.  CFOI participating agencies and telephone numbers

     State  		Agency								Telephone number
     Alabama		Department of Labor						(334) 242-3463
     Alaska 		Department of Labor and Workforce Development 			(907) 465-4539
     Arizona		Industrial Commission						(602) 542-3739
     Arkansas		Department of Labor						(501) 682-4542
     California		Department of Industrial Relations 				(510) 286-0702
     Colorado		Department of Public Health and Environment	 		(303) 692-2170
     Connecticut	Labor Department   						(860) 263-6933
     Delaware   	Department of Labor						(302) 761-8219
     Dist. of Columbia	Department of Health						(202) 442-9010
     Florida		Bureau of Labor Statistics - Atlanta Region			(404) 893-8339

     Georgia		Department of Labor						(404) 679-1656
     Hawaii 		Department of Labor and Industrial Relations 			(808) 586-9001
     Idaho  		Industrial Commission  						(208) 334-6090
     Illinois   	Department of Public Health					(312) 814-8194
     Indiana		Department of Labor						(317) 232-2668
     Iowa   		Division of Labor Services 					(515) 281-5151
     Kansas 		Department of Labor						(785) 296-1640
     Kentucky   	Labor Cabinet							(502) 564-4136
     Louisiana  	Workforce Commission						(225) 342-3126

     Maine		Bureau of Labor Standards  					(207) 623-7904
     Maryland 		Division of Labor and Industry 					(410) 527-4463
     Massachusetts	Department of Public Health					(617) 624-5679
     Michigan   	Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs			(517) 322-1851
     Minnesota  	Department of Labor and Industry   				(651) 284-5568
     Mississippi	Department of Health   						(601) 576-7186
     Missouri   	Department of Labor and Industrial Relations			(573) 751-2719
     Montana		Department of Labor and Industry   				(406) 444-3297
     Nebraska   	Workers' Compensation Court					(402) 471-3547
     Nevada 		Division of Industrial Relations   				(775) 684-7083
     New Hampshire 	Division of Vital Records Administration			(603) 271-4647

     New Jersey 	Department of Health and Senior Services  			(609) 826-4984
     New Mexico 	Occupational Health and Safety Bureau  				(505) 476-8740
     New York State 	Department of Health   						(518) 402-7900
     New York City  	Department of Health   						(212) 788-4584
     North Carolina 	Department of Labor						(919) 733-0337
     North Dakota	Bureau of Labor Statistics - Chicago Region	    		(312) 353-7200 ext. 410
     Ohio   		Department of Health   						(614) 644-0135
     Oklahoma   	Department of Labor		 				(405) 521-6855
     Oregon 		Department of Consumer and Business Services			(503) 947-7364
     Pennsylvania  	Department of Health   						(717) 783-2548

     Rhode Island	Department of Health   						(401) 222-2812
     South Carolina 	Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation			(803) 896-7673
     South Dakota	Bureau of Labor Statistics - Chicago Region	     		(312) 353-7200 ext. 410
     Tennessee  	Department of Labor and Workforce Development 			(615) 741-1749
     Texas  		Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation	(512) 804-4658
     Utah		Occupational Safety and Health Statistics			(801) 530-6823
     Vermont		Department of Labor   						(802) 828-5985
     Virginia   	Department of Labor and Industry   				(804) 786-1035
     Washington 	Department of Labor and Industries 				(360) 902-5510
     West Virginia 	Bureau of Labor Statistics - Philadelphia Region		(215) 861-5637
     Wisconsin  	State Laboratory of Hygiene  					(608) 221-6294
     Wyoming		Department of Employment   					(307) 473-3804
     Guam		Department of Labor						(671) 475-7056
     Puerto Rico	Negociado de Estadisticas					(787) 754-5300 ext.3056
     Virgin Islands	Department of Labor						(340) 776-3700 ext. 2135

TECHNICAL NOTES

Identification and verification of work-related fatalities

In 2010, there were 20 cases included for which work relationship could not be independently verified; however, the 
information on the initiating source document for these cases was sufficient to determine that the incident was 
likely to be job-related. Data for these fatalities are included in the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries counts. 
An additional 66 fatalities submitted by states were not included because the source documents had insufficient 
information to determine work relationship and could not be verified by either an independent source document or 
a follow-up questionnaire.

States may identify additional fatal work injuries after data collection closeout for a reference year. In addition, 
other fatalities excluded from the published count because of insufficient information to determine work relationship 
may subsequently be verified as work related. States have up to 7 months from this release to update their 
initial published state counts. This procedure ensures that fatality data are disseminated as quickly as possible 
and that legitimate cases are not excluded from the final counts. Thus, each year's initial release of data should 
be considered preliminary. Final data are released in the Spring of the following year; revised counts for 2010 
will be available in 2012.

Over the last 3 years, increases in the published counts based on additional information have averaged 174 fatalities 
per year or about 3 percent of the revised total. The BLS news release issued August 19, 2010 reported a total 
of 4,340 fatal work injuries for 2009. With the May 2011 release of final data, an additional 211 net fatal work 
injuries were added, bringing the total for 2009 to 4,551.

Federal/State agency coverage

The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries includes data for all fatal work injuries, whether the decedent was working 
in a job covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or other federal or state agencies or 
was outside the scope of regulatory coverage. Thus, any comparison between the BLS fatality census counts and 
those released by other agencies should take into account the different coverage requirements and definitions 
being used by each agency.

Acknowledgements

BLS thanks the participating states, New York City, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, 
and Guam for their efforts in collecting accurate, comprehensive, and useful data on fatal work injuries. 
BLS also appreciates the efforts of all federal, state, local, and private sector entities that submitted 
source documents used to identify fatal work injuries. Among these agencies are the Occupational Safety 
and Health Administration; the National Transportation Safety Board; the U.S. Coast Guard; the Mine Safety 
and Health Administration; the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (Federal Employees' Compensation and 
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation divisions); the Federal Railroad Administration; the National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration; state vital statistics registrars, coroners, and medical examiners; 
state departments of health, labor and industries, and workers' compensation agencies; state and local 
police departments; and state farm bureaus.

Last Modified Date: August 25, 2011
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