Economic News Release

Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries News Release

For release 10:00 a.m. 	(EDT) Thursday, September 11, 2014		                 		USDL-14-1674
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NATIONAL CENSUS OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES IN 2013
(PRELIMINARY RESULTS)

A preliminary total of 4,405 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2013, lower than the revised 
count of 4,628 fatal work injuries in 2012, according to results from the Census of Fatal Occupational 
Injuries (CFOI) conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The rate of fatal work injury for U.S. workers 
in 2013 was 3.2 per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers, compared to a final rate of 3.4 per 100,000 in 2012.

Final 2013 data from CFOI will be released in the late spring of 2015. Over the last 5 years, net increases to the 
preliminary count have averaged 165 cases, ranging from a low of 84 in 2011 to a high of 245 in 2012. The revised 
2011 figure was 2 percent higher than the preliminary total, while the 2012 figure was 6 percent higher. 

Key preliminary findings of the 2013 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries:

- 	Fatal work injuries in private industry in 2013 were 6 percent below the 2012 figure. The preliminary 
	2013 count of 3,929 fatal injuries in private industry represents the lowest annual total since the 
	fatality census was first conducted in 1992. 
-	Fatal work injuries among Hispanic or Latino workers were higher in 2013, rising 7 percent. 
	The 797 Hispanic or Latino worker deaths in 2013 constituted the highest total since 2008. Fatal work injuries 
	were lower among all other major racial/ethnic groups. 
-	Since 2011, CFOI has identified whether fatally-injured workers were working as contractors at the time of 
	the fatal incident. In 2013, 734 decedents were identified as contractors, above the 715 reported in 2012. 
	Workers who were working as contractors at the time of their fatal injury accounted for 17 percent of 
	all cases in 2013.
-	Fatal work injuries involving workers under 16 years of age were substantially lower, falling from 19 in 2012 
	to 5 in 2013—the lowest total ever reported by the census. Fatal work injuries in most other age groups 
	were also lower in 2013, though fatal work injuries among workers 25 to 34 years of age were higher.
-	Work-related suicides were 8 percent higher than in 2012, but workplace homicides were 16 percent lower. 
	Overall, violence accounted for 1 out of every 6 fatal work injuries in 2013.
-	The number of fatal work injuries among firefighters was considerably higher in 2013, rising from 18 in 
	2012 to 53 in 2013. The large increase resulted from a few major incidents in which multiple fatalities were 
	recorded, including the Yarnell Hill wildfires in Arizona which claimed the lives of 19 firefighters. 
-	Fatal work injuries among self-employed workers were lower by 16 percent from 1,057 in 2012 to 892 in 2013. 
	The preliminary 2013 total represents the lowest annual total since the series began in 1992. 

Worker characteristics

Fatal work injury counts were lower for all major racial/ethnic groups in 2013 except Hispanic or Latino workers. 
Compared to final  2012 data, the number of fatal injuries was 6 percent lower among non-Hispanic white workers, 
15 percent lower among non-Hispanic black or African-American workers, and 22 percent lower among 
non-Hispanic Asian workers.

Fatal work injuries among Hispanic or Latino workers were 7 percent higher – 797 in 2013 compared to 748 in 2012. 
Of the 797 fatal work injuries incurred by Hispanic or Latino workers, 527 (or 66 percent) involved foreign-born 
workers. The fatal injury rate for Hispanic or Latino workers was 3.8 per 100,000 FTE workers, which was higher 
than the national rate of 3.2 per 100,000 FTE workers. Overall, there were 845 fatal work injuries involving 
foreign-born workers in 2013, of which the greatest share (352 or 42 percent) was born in Mexico.

Fatal work injuries involving workers under 16 years of age were down sharply to 5 in 2013 from 19 in 2012, 
reaching its lowest annual total since the inception of the fatality census in 1992. There were 4,101 fatal 
work injuries among men in 2013 compared with 4,277 in 2012, and fatal injuries among women were lower by 14 percent 
in 2013 to 302 from 351 in 2012. 

Fatal injuries to self-employed workers were 16 percent lower in 2013 – 892 compared to 1,057 in 2012. The 
2013 preliminary total for self-employed workers is also a new low for the series, though self-employed workers still 
accounted for 20 percent of all fatal work injuries. Fatal injuries among wage and salary workers were lower by 
2 percent in 2013.

For more detailed information on fatal injuries by worker characteristics, see the worker characteristics table in 
the 2013 data section at www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm.

Type of incident

Fatal transportation incidents were lower by 10 percent in 2013, but still accounted for about 2 out of every 5 fatal 
work injuries in 2013. (See chart 1.) Of the 1,740 transportation-related fatal injuries in 2013, nearly 3 out of 
every 5 (991 cases) were roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles. Nonroadway incidents, such as a tractor 
overturn in a farm field, accounted for another 13 percent of the transportation-related fatal injuries. About 
16 percent of fatal transportation incidents (284 cases) in 2013 involved pedestrians who were struck by vehicles. 
Forty-eight of these occurred in work zones. (Note that transportation counts presented in this release are expected 
to rise when updated 2013 data are released in the late spring of 2015 because key source documentation detailing 
specific transportation-related incidents has not yet been received.)

Fatal work injuries among those fatally injured in aircraft incidents in 2013 were 5 percent higher than in 2012, 
accounting for 133 fatalities or about 8 percent of the transportation total.

Overall, 753 workers were killed as a result of violence and other injuries by persons or animals, including 
397 homicides and 270 suicides. The work-related suicide total for 2013 was 8 percent higher than the 2012 total. 
The homicide total was lower in 2013, falling 16 percent to 397 from 475 in 2012. Shootings were the most frequent 
manner of death in both homicides (80 percent) and suicides (47 percent). Of the 302 fatal work injuries involving 
female workers, 22 percent involved homicides, compared to 8 percent for men.

Fatal falls, slips, or trips took the lives of 699 workers in 2013. Falls to a lower level accounted for 574 (82 percent) 
of those fatalities. In 2013, the height of the fall was reported for 466 of the fatal falls to a lower level. 
Of those, about 1 in 4 occurred after a fall of 10 feet or less. Another one-fifth of the fatal falls occurred 
from falls of over 30 feet.

A preliminary total of 717 fatal work injuries occurred as a result of contact with objects and equipment in 2013. 
The number of workers who were fatally injured after being struck by objects or equipment was 3 percent lower – 
503 fatal work injuries in 2013 compared to 519 in 2012. This total includes 245 workers struck by falling objects 
or equipment. Another 105 workers were fatally injured after being caught in running equipment or machinery. 

Fatal injuries involving fires and explosions were 21 percent higher in 2013 – 148 fatalities compared to 122 in 2012. 
This was due in part to some incidents in which more than one worker was killed, including the Yarnell Hill wildfires 
in Arizona which took the lives of 19 firefighters. Overall, there were 146 multiple-fatality incidents in 2013 
including transportation, explosion, homicide, and other events, in addition to fires. A total of 375 workers died 
in these 146 incidents.

For more detailed information on fatal injuries by incident, see the event tables in the 2013 data section 
at www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm.

Industry

In the private sector, a total of 3,929 fatal work injuries were recorded in 2013, 6 percent lower than the final 
total of 4,175 in 2012. Fatal work injuries were lower in both goods-producing industries and service-providing 
industries. The preliminary counts for all private industry and for goods-producing and service-providing industries 
are currently series lows for CFOI, but may be revised upward when final data are released in spring 2015.

Among goods-producing sectors, the number of fatal work injuries in the private construction sector in 2013 remained 
about the same as in 2012, though overall construction fatalities are down 36 percent since 2006. The 796 fatal work 
injuries in construction, nevertheless, accounted for the highest number of fatal work injuries of any industry sector 
in 2013. (See chart 2.)

Fatal work injuries in the private mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction sector were 15 percent lower 
in 2013 at 154 from 181 in 2012. The number of fatal work injury cases in oil and gas extraction industries were 
over 20 percent lower in 2013 to 112 from 142 in 2012. CFOI has used the North American Industry Classification 
System (NAICS) to define industry since 2003. Data on oil and gas extraction industries in CFOI comprise 
NAICS 21111 Oil and gas extraction, NAICS 213111 Drilling oil and gas wells, and NAICS 213112 Support activities 
for oil and gas operations.

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting fatalities were 6 percent lower in 2013 at 479 compared to 509 
in 2012—the third straight year of declines. Fatal injuries in the crop production; animal production; 
and fishing, hunting, and trapping industries were lower, but fatal work injuries in forestry and logging 
were higher by 25 percent at 81—the highest number since 2008. Despite the declines in fatal work injuries 
overall in this sector, agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting still recorded the highest fatal injury rate of 
any industry sector at 22.2 fatal injuries per 100,000 FTE workers in 2013.

Among service-providing industries in the private sector, fatal work injuries in transportation and warehousing accounted 
for 687 fatal work injuries in 2013, 7 percent lower than the revised 2012 count of 741 fatalities. The number of fatal 
injuries in truck transportation, the largest subsector within transportation and warehousing in terms of employment, 
was 8 percent lower in 2013 at 461 fatalities. (As noted previously, transportation counts presented in this release 
are expected to rise when updated 2013 data are released in the late spring of 2015.) Among other transportation 
subsectors, fatal work injuries in air transportation were lower in 2013, but fatal work injury totals in water and 
rail transportation were about the same as in 2012.

Fatal occupational injuries among government workers were higher by 5 percent to 476 fatal work injuries in 2013, up 
from 453 in 2012. Both federal government and local government had higher fatal work injury totals in 2013 (up 19 percent 
and 10 percent, respectively), though fatal injuries among state government workers were lower by 22 percent.

For more detailed information on fatal injuries by industry, see the industry tables in the 2013 data section 
at www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm. 

Occupation

Fatal work injuries in construction and extraction occupations were 6 percent lower in 2013 at 818. (See chart 3.) Fatal 
injuries among construction trades workers were lower by 5 percent in 2013 to 571 fatalities. The 2013 count of 
construction trades workers is also 42 percent lower than the high of 977 fatal work injuries reported in 2006. Fatal 
work injuries to construction laborers, the subgroup within construction trades with the highest number of fatalities, 
remained about the same in 2013. 
 
Fatal work injuries in transportation and material moving occupations were 5 percent lower to 1,184 in 2013. 
Drivers/sales workers and truck drivers accounted for more than 3 out of every 5 fatal injuries in this sector (748 of 
the 1,184 fatal injuries in 2013). As noted previously, transportation and material moving counts presented in this 
release are expected to rise when updated 2013 data are released in the late spring of 2015.

The number of fatal work injuries among protective service occupations was higher by 7 percent in 2013 to 247 fatalities. 
This was led by higher numbers of fatal injuries involving firefighting and prevention workers. Fatal injuries among 
firefighters rose 194 percent to 53 fatal work injuries from 18 in 2012. Two incidents alone accounted for over half 
of the 53 fatal injuries involving firefighters. Fatal work injuries among law enforcement workers were down 20 percent 
to a new series low of 97 fatalities.

Fatalities among farming, fishing, and forestry occupations were lower by 13 percent to 225 in 2013. The decline was 
led by the 19 percent drop in fatalities involving agricultural workers to a series low of 123 in 2013 from 152 in 2012. 

Fatal injuries to resident military personnel were higher in 2013 – 67 fatal work injuries compared to 50 in 2012. 

For more detailed information on fatal injuries by occupation, see the occupation tables in the 2013 data section 
at www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm.

Contract workers

In addition to identifying the industry in which a decedent was employed, CFOI began in 2011 to identify whether a worker 
was a contractor. A contractor is defined as a worker employed by one firm but working at the behest of another firm 
that exercises overall responsibility for the operations at the site where the decedent was fatally injured. This 
information helps to identify the location and type of work being performed when the fatal work injury occurred.

In 2013, the number of fatal occupational injuries incurred by contractors was 734, or 17 percent of all fatal injuries, 
compared to 715 (15 percent) reported in 2012. Falls to a lower level accounted for 31 percent of contractor deaths while s
truck by object or equipment (18 percent), pedestrian struck by vehicle (11 percent), and exposure to electricity (7 percent) 
incidents also were frequent events among contractors. These four types of incidents each constituted a greater share of 
contractor fatalities than they did for all workers.

Fatally-injured contractors were most often contracted by a government entity (146 or 20 percent of all contractors) and by 
firms in the private construction (139 or 19 percent); financial activities (61 or 8 percent); mining, quarrying, and oil 
and gas extraction (59 or 8 percent); and manufacturing (58 or 8 percent) industry sectors.

Half of all contractors (367) were working in construction and extraction occupations when fatally injured. Decedents in 
this occupation group were most often employed as construction laborers (95), first-line supervisors/managers of construction 
trades and extraction workers (48), roofers (39), carpenters (26), and electricians (26). Among contractors who were employed 
outside the construction and extraction occupations group, the largest number of fatal occupational injuries was incurred by 
heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers (55); security guards (22); landscaping and groundskeeping workers (14); tree 
trimmers and pruners (14); and welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers (13).

For more detailed information on fatal injuries incurred by contract workers, see the contractor table in the miscellaneous 
CFOI data tables section at www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm#other.

State and metropolitan statistical area (MSA)

Seventeen states and the District of Columbia reported higher numbers of fatal work injuries in 2013 than in 2012, while 
30 states reported lower numbers. Three states reported the same number as in 2012. 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 
U.S. 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. For more detailed information on fatal injuries 
in a particular state, please contact the individual state agency.   

Detailed data are available on fatal work injuries for more than 50 MSAs and counts of fatal work injuries are available 
for over 300 MSAs. For additional data by MSA, see the tables in the MSA data tables section 
at www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfoi1.htm#MSA.

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 ensures counts are 
as complete and accurate as possible. For the 2013 data, over 19,100 unique source documents were reviewed as part of the 
data collection process. For technical information and definitions for CFOI, please go to the BLS Handbook of Methods on 
the BLS website at www.bls.gov/opub/hom/pdf/homch9.pdf.

The Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII), another component of the OSHS program, presents frequency counts 
and incidence rates by industry and also by detailed case circumstances and worker characteristics for nonfatal workplace 
injuries and illnesses for cases that result in days away from work. Incidence rates for 2013 by industry and case type 
will be published in October 2014, and information on 2013 case circumstances and worker characteristics will be available 
in November 2014. For additional data, access the BLS website: www.bls.gov/iif/. 

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 |These data are being released 13 years after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Information on the 2,886 workers| 
 |who were killed while working at the time of the 9/11 attacks is available at: www.bls.gov/iif/oshwc/cfoi/cfnr0008.pdf.   |
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     Table 1.  Fatal occupational injuries by event or exposure, 2012-2013
     ___________________________________________________________________________
                                                  |         |                   
                                                  | 2012(2) |       2013p       
                                                  |(revised)|                   
               Event or exposure(1)               |_________|___________________
                                                  |                   |         
                                                  |       Number      | Percent 
     _____________________________________________|___________________|_________
                                                  |         |         |         
       Total......................................|  4,628  |  4,405  |    100  
                                                  |         |         |         
     Violence and other injuries by persons or    |         |         |         
        animals...................................|    803  |    753  |     17  
       Homicides - intentional injury by other    |         |         |         
          person..................................|    475  |    397  |      9  
         Shooting by other person - intentional...|    381  |    316  |      7  
         Stabbing, cutting, slashing, piercing....|     35  |     38  |      1  
       Self-inflicted injury - intentional........|    249  |    270  |      6  
                                                  |         |         |         
     Transportation incidents.....................|  1,923  |  1,740  |     40  
       Roadway incidents involving motorized land |         |         |         
          vehicle.................................|  1,153  |    991  |     22  
         Roadway collision with other vehicle.....|    565  |    517  |     12  
           Roadway collision - moving in same     |         |         |         
              direction...........................|    124  |    127  |      3  
           Roadway collision - moving in opposite |         |         |         
              directions, oncoming................|    204  |    178  |      4  
           Roadway collision - moving             |         |         |         
              perpendicularly.....................|    134  |    124  |      3  
         Roadway collision with object other than |         |         |         
            vehicle...............................|    338  |    288  |      7  
           Vehicle struck object or animal on side|         |         |         
              of roadway..........................|    318  |    270  |      6  
         Roadway noncollision incident............|    247  |    182  |      4  
           Jack-knifed or overturned, roadway.....|    202  |    157  |      4  
       Nonroadway incidents involving motorized   |         |         |         
          land vehicles...........................|    233  |    223  |      5  
         Nonroadway noncollision incident.........|    175  |    178  |      4  
           Jack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway..|    115  |    116  |      3  
       Pedestrian vehicular incident..............|    293  |    284  |      6  
         Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone|     65  |     48  |      1  
       Rail vehicle incidents.....................|     38  |     41  |      1  
       Water vehicle incidents....................|     63  |     60  |      1  
       Aircraft incidents.........................|    127  |    133  |      3  
                                                  |         |         |         
     Fires and explosions.........................|    122  |    148  |      3  
                                                  |         |         |         
     Falls, slips, trips..........................|    704  |    699  |     16  
       Falls to lower level.......................|    570  |    574  |     13  
         Fall from collapsing structure or        |         |         |         
            equipment.............................|     35  |     44  |      1  
         Fall through surface or existing opening |     72  |     69  |      2  

       Fall on same level.........................|    120  |    106  |      2  
                                                  |         |         |         
     Exposure to harmful substances or            |         |         |         
        environments..............................|    340  |    330  |      7  
       Exposure to electricity....................|    156  |    139  |      3  
       Exposure to temperature extremes...........|     41  |     38  |      1  
       Exposure to other harmful substances.......|    110  |    121  |      3  
         Inhalation of harmful substance..........|     40  |     37  |      1  
                                                  |         |         |         
     Contact with objects and equipment...........|    723  |    717  |     16  
       Struck by object or equipment..............|    519  |    503  |     11  
         Struck by falling object or equipment -  |         |         |         
            other than powered vehicle............|    241  |    245  |      6  
         Struck by discharged or flying object....|     27  |     29  |      1  
       Caught in or compressed by equipment or    |         |         |         
          objects.................................|    124  |    131  |      3  
         Caught in running equipment or machinery |     93  |    105  |      2  
       Struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing   |         |         |         
          structure, equipment, or material.......|     73  |     78  |      2  
     _____________________________________________|_________|_________|_________

       1 Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System
     (OIICS) 2.01 implemented for 2011 data forward.
       2 Totals for 2012 are revised and final.  The BLS news release issued
     August 22, 2013, reported a total of 4,383 fatal work injuries for calendar
     year 2012.  Since then, an additional 245 job-related fatal injuries were
     identified, bringing the total job-related fatal injury count for 2012 to
     4,628.
       p Data for 2013 are preliminary.  Revised and final 2013 data are
     scheduled to be released in spring 2015.
       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, 2013p
   ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                 |                       |                                               
                                 |     Fatal injuries    |         Selected event or exposure(2)         
                                 |                       |        (percent of total for industry)        
                                 |_______________________|_______________________________________________
            Industry(1)          |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                 |           |           |           |           |   Falls,  | Struck by 
                                 |   Number  |  Percent  | Homicides | Roadway(3)|   slips,  | object or 
                                 |           |           |           |           |   trips   | equipment 
   ______________________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________
                                 |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Total.....................|   4,405   |     100   |       9   |      22   |      16   |      11   
                                 |           |           |           |           |           |           
    Private industry.............|   3,929   |      89   |       9   |      22   |      16   |      12   
                                 |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Goods producing.............|   1,733   |      39   |       2   |      14   |      22   |      16   
                                 |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Natural resources and      |           |           |           |           |           |           
         mining..................|     633   |      14   |       2   |      14   |       8   |      24   
       Agriculture, forestry,    |           |           |           |           |           |           
          fishing and hunting....|     479   |      11   |       2   |      11   |       6   |      25   
         Crop production.........|     210   |       5   |       2   |      11   |       7   |      19   
         Animal production.......|     129   |       3   |       3   |      11   |       8   |      18   
         Forestry and logging....|      81   |       2   |     –     |      16   |     –     |      63   
       Mining, quarrying, and oil|           |           |           |           |           |           
          and gas extraction(4)..|     154   |       3   |     –     |      25   |      12   |      20   
         Mining, except oil and  |           |           |           |           |           |           
            gas..................|      39   |       1   |     –     |     –     |       8   |      23   
         Support activities for  |           |           |           |           |           |           
            mining...............|     103   |       2   |     –     |      33   |      14   |      18   
      Construction...............|     796   |      18   |       1   |      12   |      37   |      10   
       Construction..............|     796   |      18   |       1   |      12   |      37   |      10   
         Construction of         |           |           |           |           |           |           
            buildings............|     145   |       3   |       3   |      12   |      41   |      12   
         Heavy and civil         |           |           |           |           |           |           
            engineering          |           |           |           |           |           |           
            construction.........|     162   |       4   |     –     |      13   |      12   |      14   
         Specialty trade         |           |           |           |           |           |           
            contractors..........|     476   |      11   |       1   |      12   |      43   |       9   
      Manufacturing..............|     304   |       7   |       3   |      16   |      13   |      17   
       Manufacturing.............|     304   |       7   |       3   |      16   |      13   |      17   
         Food manufacturing......|      46   |       1   |     –     |      26   |      13   |       9   
         Fabricated metal product|           |           |           |           |           |           
            manufacturing........|      47   |       1   |     –     |       9   |      17   |      30   
                                 |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Service providing...........|   2,196   |      50   |      14   |      29   |      12   |       9   
                                 |           |           |           |           |           |           
      Trade, transportation, and |           |           |           |           |           |           
         utilities...............|   1,153   |      26   |      12   |      42   |       8   |       8   
       Wholesale trade...........|     190   |       4   |       3   |      37   |      12   |      13   
         Merchant wholesalers,   |           |           |           |           |           |           
            durable goods........|     107   |       2   |       4   |      31   |      15   |      17   
         Merchant wholesalers,   |           |           |           |           |           |           
            nondurable goods.....|      81   |       2   |     –     |      43   |       9   |       9   
       Retail trade..............|     253   |       6   |      37   |      17   |      12   |       6   
         Motor vehicle and parts |           |           |           |           |           |           
            dealers..............|      41   |       1   |       7   |      24   |       7   |      20   
         Food and beverage stores|      46   |       1   |      63   |     –     |      11   |     –     
       Transportation and        |           |           |           |           |           |           
          warehousing............|     687   |      16   |       5   |      53   |       5   |       8   

         Truck transportation....|     461   |      10   |       1   |      67   |       5   |       9   
         Transit and ground      |           |           |           |           |           |           
            passenger            |           |           |           |           |           |           
            transportation.......|      59   |       1   |      44   |      37   |     –     |       5   
       Utilities.................|      23   |       1   |     –     |      30   |     –     |      13   
      Information................|      39   |       1   |       8   |      33   |      26   |     –     
      Financial activities.......|      84   |       2   |      29   |      18   |      18   |       4   
       Finance and insurance.....|      21   |    (5)    |      38   |      29   |     –     |     –     
       Real estate and rental and|           |           |           |           |           |           
          leasing................|      63   |       1   |      25   |      14   |      21   |       5   
      Professional and business  |           |           |           |           |           |           
         services................|     408   |       9   |       8   |      16   |      21   |      15   
       Professional and technical|           |           |           |           |           |           
          services...............|      80   |       2   |      18   |      20   |       9   |       5   
       Administrative and waste  |           |           |           |           |           |           
          services...............|     327   |       7   |       5   |      16   |      24   |      18   
      Educational and health     |           |           |           |           |           |           
         services................|     131   |       3   |      11   |      21   |      10   |     –     
       Educational services......|      31   |       1   |      13   |      10   |      10   |     –     
       Health care and social    |           |           |           |           |           |           
          assistance.............|     100   |       2   |      10   |      24   |      10   |     –     
      Leisure and hospitality....|     202   |       5   |      38   |       6   |      11   |       3   
       Arts, entertainment, and  |           |           |           |           |           |           
          recreation.............|      68   |       2   |       9   |       7   |      12   |       7   
       Accommodation and food    |           |           |           |           |           |           
          services...............|     134   |       3   |      52   |       5   |      11   |     –     
      Other services, except     |           |           |           |           |           |           
         public administration...|     179   |       4   |      16   |      15   |      15   |      14   
                                 |           |           |           |           |           |           
    Government(6)................|     476   |      11   |      12   |      24   |      11   |       4   
                                 |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Federal government..........|     124   |       3   |       8   |      18   |      10   |       4   
     State government............|      70   |       2   |      10   |      24   |      10   |       6   
     Local government............|     281   |       6   |      14   |      26   |      11   |       4   
   ______________________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|__________

     1 Industry data are based on the North American Industry Classification System, 2007.
     2 Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 implemented
   for 2011 data forward.  The figure shown is the percent of the total fatal injuries for that industry
   group.
     3 "Roadway" 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, quarrying, and oil and gas
   extraction (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 Less than or equal to 0.5 percent.
     6 Includes fatal injuries to workers employed by governmental organizations regardless of industry.
     p Data for 2013 are preliminary.  Revised and final 2013 data are scheduled to be released in spring
   2015.
     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, 2013p
     ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                        |                       |                                               
                                        |     Fatal injuries    |         Selected event or exposure(2)         
                                        |                       |       (percent of total for occupation)       
                                        |_______________________|_______________________________________________
                Occupation(1)           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                        |           |           |           |           |   Falls,  | Struck by 
                                        |   Number  |  Percent  | Homicides | Roadway(3)|   slips,  | object or 
                                        |           |           |           |           |   trips   | equipment 
     ___________________________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________
                                        |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Total............................|   4,405   |     100   |       9   |      22   |      16   |      11   
                                        |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Management occupations.............|     389   |       9   |      13   |      14   |      10   |      13   
       Top executives...................|      30   |       1   |      13   |      23   |      13   |     –     
       Operations specialties managers..|      19   |    (4)    |      26   |     –     |      26   |     –     
       Other management occupations.....|     322   |       7   |      12   |      11   |       9   |      15   
     Business and financial operations  |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations.....................|      21   |    (4)    |      33   |      14   |      14   |     –     
     Computer and mathematical          |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations.....................|      11   |    (4)    |     –     |     –     |     –     |     –     
     Architecture and engineering       |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations.....................|      34   |       1   |       6   |      12   |      18   |     –     
       Engineers........................|      20   |    (4)    |       5   |      20   |      15   |     –     
     Life, physical, and social science |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations.....................|      23   |       1   |     –     |      13   |     –     |     –     
     Community and social services      |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations.....................|      18   |    (4)    |     –     |      39   |      17   |     –     
     Legal occupations..................|      14   |    (4)    |      36   |     –     |      29   |     –     
     Education, training, and library   |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations.....................|      19   |    (4)    |      21   |     –     |      26   |     –     
     Arts, design, entertainment,       |           |           |           |           |           |           
        sports, and media occupations...|      50   |       1   |      10   |      22   |      16   |     –     
       Entertainers and performers,     |           |           |           |           |           |           
          sports and related workers....|      33   |       1   |      12   |      15   |      15   |     –     
     Healthcare practitioners and       |           |           |           |           |           |           
        technical occupations...........|      59   |       1   |      12   |      27   |       5   |     –     
       Health diagnosing and treating   |           |           |           |           |           |           
          practitioners.................|      36   |       1   |      19   |      19   |     –     |     –     
       Health technologists and         |           |           |           |           |           |           
          technicians...................|      19   |    (4)    |     –     |      37   |     –     |     –     
     Healthcare support occupations.....|      18   |    (4)    |     –     |      39   |     –     |     –     
     Protective service occupations.....|     247   |       6   |      26   |      21   |       5   |       1   
       Fire fighting and prevention     |           |           |           |           |           |           
          workers.......................|      53   |       1   |     –     |      11   |       2   |     –     
       Law enforcement workers..........|      97   |       2   |      31   |      34   |       5   |     –     
       Other protective service workers |      67   |       2   |      48   |      10   |       6   |     –     
     Food preparation and serving       |           |           |           |           |           |           
        related occupations.............|      70   |       2   |      41   |       6   |      17   |     –     
       Supervisors, food preparation and|           |           |           |           |           |           
          serving workers...............|      23   |       1   |      48   |      13   |      17   |     –     
     Building and grounds cleaning and  |           |           |           |           |           |           
        maintenance occupations.........|     242   |       5   |       2   |       8   |      31   |      21   
       Building cleaning and pest       |           |           |           |           |           |           
          control workers...............|      54   |       1   |       6   |       9   |      28   |     –     
       Grounds maintenance workers......|     146   |       3   |     –     |       9   |      31   |      27   
     Personal care and service          |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations.....................|      47   |       1   |      19   |      15   |      13   |       9   
     Sales and related occupations......|     211   |       5   |      46   |      15   |       9   |       2   
       Supervisors, sales workers.......|     100   |       2   |      46   |       8   |      11   |       3   
       Retail sales workers.............|      64   |       1   |      66   |       5   |       5   |     –     
       Sales representatives, services..|       5   |    (4)    |     –     |      80   |     –     |     –     
       Sales representatives, wholesale |           |           |           |           |           |           
          and manufacturing.............|      25   |       1   |     –     |      64   |      12   |     –     
     Office and administrative support  |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations.....................|      70   |       2   |      14   |      31   |      24   |       4   
       Material recording, scheduling,  |           |           |           |           |           |           
          dispatching, and distributing |           |           |           |           |           |           
          workers.......................|      41   |       1   |     –     |      46   |      17   |     –     
     Farming, fishing, and forestry     |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations.....................|     225   |       5   |       2   |       6   |       4   |      32   
       Agricultural workers.............|     123   |       3   |       3   |      10   |       6   |      15   
       Fishing and hunting workers......|      28   |       1   |     –     |     –     |     –     |     –     
       Forest, conservation, and logging|           |           |           |           |           |           
          workers.......................|      62   |       1   |     –     |     –     |     –     |      79   
     Construction and extraction        |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations.....................|     818   |      19   |       2   |      11   |      36   |      11   
       Supervisors, construction and    |           |           |           |           |           |           
          extraction workers............|     119   |       3   |     –     |      13   |      30   |      12   
       Construction trades workers......|     571   |      13   |       2   |       8   |      42   |       9   
       Extraction workers...............|      82   |       2   |     –     |      16   |      16   |      26   
     Installation, maintenance, and     |           |           |           |           |           |           
        repair occupations..............|     356   |       8   |       4   |      13   |      20   |      17   
       Vehicle and mobile equipment     |           |           |           |           |           |           
          mechanics, installers, and    |           |           |           |           |           |           
          repairers.....................|     100   |       2   |     –     |      11   |       6   |      40   
       Other installation, maintenance, |           |           |           |           |           |           
          and repair occupations........|     202   |       5   |       2   |      14   |      24   |       9   
     Production occupations.............|     210   |       5   |       3   |       8   |      18   |      20   
       Supervisors, production workers..|      27   |       1   |     –     |     –     |      15   |      19   
       Metal workers and plastic workers|      78   |       2   |     –     |       5   |      23   |      31   
     Transportation and material moving |           |           |           |           |           |           
        occupations.....................|   1,184   |      27   |       4   |      49   |       6   |      10   
       Air transportation workers.......|      65   |       1   |     –     |     –     |     –     |     –     
       Motor vehicle operators..........|     831   |      19   |       5   |      66   |       4   |       8   
       Water transportation workers.....|      24   |       1   |     –     |     –     |     –     |     –     
       Material moving workers..........|     222   |       5   |       3   |       9   |      14   |      21   
     Military occupations(5)............|      67   |       2   |     –     |       6   |       6   |     –     
     ___________________________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________

       1 Occupation data are based on the Standard Occupational Classification system, 2010.
       2 Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 implemented for
     2011 data forward.  The figure shown is the percent of the total fatal injuries for that occupation group.
       3 "Roadway" 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 2013 are preliminary.  Revised and final 2013 data are scheduled to be released in spring
     2015.
       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 two 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, 2013p
     ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                   |                       |                                               
                                   |     Fatal injuries    |         Selected event or exposure(1)         
                                   |                       | (percent of total for characteristic category)
                                   |_______________________|_______________________________________________
             Characteristic        |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |   Falls,  | Struck by 
                                   |   Number  |  Percent  | Homicides | Roadway(2)|   slips,  | object or 
                                   |           |           |           |           |   trips   | equipment 
     ______________________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Total.........................|   4,405   |     100   |       9   |      22   |      16   |      11   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           
            Employee status        |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Wage and salary(3)............|   3,513   |      80   |       8   |      25   |      15   |      11   
     Self-employed(4)..............|     892   |      20   |      13   |      11   |      18   |      15   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           
               Gender(5)           |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Male..........................|   4,101   |      93   |       8   |      22   |      16   |      12   
     Female........................|     302   |       7   |      22   |      26   |      12   |       5   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           
                 Age(6)            |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Under 16 years................|       5   |    (7)    |     –     |     –     |      20   |     –     
     16 to 17 years................|       9   |    (7)    |     –     |     –     |      11   |     –     
     18 to 19 years................|      53   |       1   |      13   |      26   |     –     |      11   
     20 to 24 years................|     268   |       6   |      11   |      21   |      10   |      13   
     25 to 34 years................|     754   |      17   |      12   |      21   |      11   |      10   
     35 to 44 years................|     820   |      19   |      10   |      22   |      15   |      10   
     45 to 54 years................|   1,071   |      24   |      10   |      23   |      16   |      12   
     55 to 64 years................|     890   |      20   |       7   |      23   |      19   |      12   
     65 years and over.............|     534   |      12   |       4   |      24   |      23   |      11   
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           
        Race or ethnic origin(8)   |           |           |           |           |           |           
                                   |           |           |           |           |           |           
     White (non-Hispanic)..........|   2,995   |      68   |       6   |      24   |      15   |      11   
     Black or African-American     |           |           |           |           |           |           
        (non-Hispanic).............|     414   |       9   |      24   |      26   |      11   |       8   
     Hispanic or Latino............|     797   |      18   |       8   |      17   |      22   |      14   
     American Indian or Alaska     |           |           |           |           |           |           
        Native (non-Hispanic)......|      36   |       1   |     –     |      14   |      14   |       8   
     Asian (non-Hispanic)..........|     115   |       3   |      37   |      12   |      10   |       4   
     Native Hawaiian or Pacific    |           |           |           |           |           |           
        Islander (non-Hispanic)....|       7   |    (7)    |     –     |     –     |     –     |     –     
     Multiple races (non-Hispanic) |      11   |    (7)    |     –     |      27   |     –     |     –     
     Other or not reported         |           |           |           |           |           |           
        (non-Hispanic).............|      30   |       1   |      17   |      27   |     –     |     –     
     ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

       1 Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 implemented
     for 2011 data forward.  The figure shown is the percent of the total fatal injuries for that
     demographic characteristic.
       2 "Roadway" 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, and may include some owners of incorporated businesses or members of partnerships.
       5 There were two fatal injuries for which there was insufficient information to determine the gender
     of the decedent.
       6 There was one fatal injury for which there was insufficient information to determine the age of
     the decedent. 
       7 Less than or equal to 0.5 percent.
       8 Persons identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.  The race categories shown exclude
     Hispanic and Latino workers.
       p Data for 2013 are preliminary.  Revised and final 2013 data are scheduled to be released in spring
     2015.
       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, 2012-2013
     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                               |                       |                                                                       
                               |Total fatal injuries(1)|                          Event or exposure(4)                         
                               |                       |                                  2013                                 
                               |_______________________|_______________________________________________________________________
                               |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
          State of injury      |           |           |  Violence |           |           |           |Exposure to|           
                               |           |           | and other | Transpor- |           |   Falls,  |  harmful  |  Contact  
                               |  2012(2)  |  2013(3)p |injuires by|   tation  | Fires and |   slips,  | substances|    with   
                               | (revised) |           | persons or|incidents(-| explosions|   trips   |     or    |objects and
                               |           |           | animals(5)|     6)    |           |           |  environ- | equipment 
                               |           |           |           |           |           |           |   ments   |           
     __________________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________
                               |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
       Total...................|   4,628   |   4,405   |     753   |   1,740   |     148   |     699   |     330   |     717   
                               |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
     Alabama...................|      84   |      66   |      11   |      32   |     –     |      10   |       4   |       8   
     Alaska....................|      31   |      32   |       6   |      19   |     –     |     –     |       3   |     –     
     Arizona...................|      60   |      90   |      25   |      22   |      19   |      11   |       5   |       8   
     Arkansas..................|      63   |      62   |       2   |      28   |       3   |      11   |       8   |      10   
     California................|     375   |     385   |      76   |     133   |      10   |      63   |      38   |      64   
     Colorado..................|      82   |      65   |      11   |      28   |     –     |       9   |       9   |       7   
     Connecticut...............|      36   |      26   |       7   |       7   |     –     |       6   |     –     |       5   
     Delaware..................|      14   |      11   |     –     |       3   |     –     |       3   |     –     |       2   
     District of Columbia......|      11   |      24   |      19   |     –     |       1   |     –     |     –     |     –     
     Florida...................|     218   |     234   |      47   |      84   |     –     |      56   |      19   |      26   
     Georgia...................|     101   |      70   |      10   |      24   |     –     |      14   |       3   |      17   
     Hawaii....................|      20   |      11   |     –     |       4   |     –     |       4   |     –     |     –     
     Idaho.....................|      19   |      29   |     –     |      14   |     –     |       5   |       3   |       5   
     Illinois..................|     146   |     172   |      32   |      63   |       6   |      21   |      14   |      35   
     Indiana...................|     115   |     123   |      26   |      58   |       3   |       9   |      10   |      16   
     Iowa......................|      97   |      71   |       4   |      28   |       1   |      13   |       8   |      16   
     Kansas....................|      76   |      54   |       3   |      30   |       3   |       6   |       4   |       8   
     Kentucky..................|      91   |      82   |      12   |      33   |     –     |      13   |       9   |      13   
     Louisiana.................|     116   |     114   |      15   |      42   |     –     |      21   |      14   |      17   
     Maine.....................|      19   |      19   |       2   |       6   |     –     |       4   |     –     |       4   
     Maryland..................|      72   |      78   |      17   |      22   |       3   |      17   |       7   |      12   
     Massachusetts.............|      44   |      55   |      20   |      12   |       1   |      11   |       5   |       6   
     Michigan..................|     137   |     133   |      40   |      42   |       2   |      16   |       7   |      25   
     Minnesota.................|      70   |      67   |       6   |      32   |     –     |      11   |       4   |      12   
     Mississippi...............|      63   |      64   |       8   |      32   |       3   |       9   |       3   |       9   
     Missouri..................|      88   |     113   |      23   |      45   |       3   |      18   |       7   |      17   
     Montana...................|      34   |      28   |       5   |      12   |       1   |       4   |     –     |       5   
     Nebraska..................|      48   |      39   |       4   |      21   |     –     |       4   |       1   |       9   
     Nevada....................|      42   |      42   |       7   |      15   |       8   |       6   |     –     |       4   
     New Hampshire.............|      14   |      14   |     –     |       1   |       1   |       4   |     –     |       6   
     New Jersey................|      92   |     101   |      28   |      36   |     –     |      16   |       8   |      11   
     New Mexico................|      39   |      53   |       4   |      34   |     –     |       6   |       3   |       6   
     New York (including       |           |           |           |           |           |           |           |           
        N.Y.C.)................|     202   |     160   |      34   |      49   |       3   |      33   |      11   |      29   
       New York City...........|      76   |      56   |      15   |      11   |     –     |      15   |       6   |       7   
     North Carolina............|     146   |     104   |      20   |      41   |     –     |      11   |       7   |      23   
     North Dakota..............|      65   |      55   |       3   |      31   |       3   |       5   |     –     |      13   
     Ohio......................|     161   |     148   |      23   |      51   |       4   |      33   |       7   |      30   
     Oklahoma..................|      97   |      86   |       5   |      51   |     –     |      12   |       7   |       8   
     Oregon....................|      43   |      49   |       4   |      19   |       1   |       8   |       5   |      12   
     Pennsylvania..............|     194   |     178   |      29   |      70   |       4   |      25   |      19   |      31   
     Rhode Island..............|       8   |      10   |     –     |     –     |     –     |     –     |     –     |       3   
     South Carolina............|      63   |      72   |      14   |      27   |       1   |      13   |       8   |       9   
     South Dakota..............|      31   |      19   |     –     |      12   |     –     |       2   |       1   |       1   
     Tennessee.................|     101   |      93   |      15   |      39   |     –     |      12   |       8   |      18   
     Texas.....................|     536   |     493   |      66   |     213   |      32   |      73   |      31   |      76   
     Utah......................|      39   |      37   |       7   |      11   |     –     |       5   |     –     |      11   
     Vermont...................|      11   |       7   |     –     |       4   |     –     |     –     |     –     |     –     
     Virginia..................|     149   |     126   |      27   |      54   |     –     |      21   |       6   |      16   
     Washington................|      67   |      56   |       8   |      23   |     –     |      10   |       3   |      11   
     West Virginia.............|      49   |      60   |       6   |      24   |       7   |       5   |       3   |      15   
     Wisconsin.................|     114   |      96   |      11   |      40   |     –     |      23   |       6   |      15   
     Wyoming...................|      35   |      26   |     –     |      13   |     –     |     –     |     –     |       9   
     __________________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________|___________

       1 State totals include other events and exposures, such as bodily reaction, in addition to those shown separately.
       2 Totals for 2012 are revised and final.  Preliminary 2012 data issued August 22, 2013, reported a total of 4,383 fatal
     work injuries for calendar year 2012.  Since then, an additional 245 job-related fatal injuries were identified, bringing
     the total job-related fatal injury count for 2012 to 4,628.  Includes zero fatal injuries that occurred within the
     territorial boundaries of the United States, but a State of incident could not be determined.
       3 Includes three fatal injuries that occurred within the territorial boundaries of the United States, but a State of
     incident could not be determined.
       4 Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 implemented for 2011 data forward.
       5 Includes violence by persons, self-inflicted injuries, and attacks by animals.
       6 Includes highway, nonhighway, air, water, and rail fatal injuries, and fatal injuries resulting from being struck by a
     vehicle.
       p Data for 2013 are preliminary.  Revised and final 2013 data are scheduled to be released in spring 2015.
       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) 542-3737
Arkansas		Department of Labor					(501) 682-4542
California		Department of Industrial Relations			(626) 472-6862 ext. 5443
Colorado		Department of Public Health and Environment		(303) 692-2970
Connecticut		Department of Labor					(860) 263-6291
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			Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner	(404) 463-0735
Hawaii 			Department of Labor and Industrial Relations 		(808) 586-9002
Idaho			Department of Labor					(208) 332-3570 ext. 3220
Illinois		Department of Public Health				(312) 814-5278
Indiana			Department of Labor					(317) 232-2668
Iowa			Division of Labor Services				(515) 281-5151
Kansas			Department of Labor					(785) 296-5000 ext. 2595
Kentucky		Labor Cabinet						(502) 564-4136
Louisiana		Workforce Commission					(225) 342-7568

Maine			Bureau of Labor Standards				(207) 623-7907
Maryland		Division of Labor and Industry				(410) 527-4463
Massachusetts		Department of Public Health				(617) 624-5632
Michigan   		Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs		(517) 322-1851
Minnesota		Department of Labor and Industry			(651) 284-5568
Mississippi		Department of Health					(601) 206-8247
Missouri   		Department of Labor and Industrial Relations		(573) 751-2663
Montana			Department of Labor and Industry			(406) 444-3297
Nebraska		Workers' Compensation Court				(402) 471-3547
Nevada			Division of Industrial Relations			(702) 486-9197
New Hampshire		Division of Vital Records Administration		(603) 271-4647
		
New Jersey		Department of Health					(609) 826-4984
New Mexico		Occupational Health and Safety Bureau			(505) 476-8702
New York State		Department of Health					(518) 402-7900
New York City 		Department of Health and Mental Hygiene			(646) 632-6729
North Carolina 		Department of Labor					(919) 733-0337
North Dakota		Bureau of Labor Statistics - Chicago Region		(312) 353-7253
Ohio			Department of Health					(614) 644-0135
Oklahoma   		Department of Labor					(405) 521-6858
Oregon 			Department of Consumer and Business Services		(503) 947-7838
Pennsylvania 		Department of Health 					(717) 783-2548
		
Rhode Island		Department of Health   					(401) 222-2804
South Carolina 		Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation		(803) 896-7673
South Dakota		Bureau of Labor Statistics - Chicago Region		(312) 353-7253
Tennessee  		Department of Labor and Workforce Development 		(615) 741-1749
Texas  			Dept. of Insurance, Div. of Workers' Compensation  	(512) 804-5020
Utah			Labor Commission, Statistics Program			(801) 530-6926
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) 221-6293
Wyoming			Department of Workforce Services			(307) 473-3810
Guam			Department of Labor					(671) 300-6339
Puerto Rico		Negociado de Estadisticas				(787) 754-5353 ext. 3056
U.S. Virgin Islands	Occupational Safety and Health Statistics		(340) 776-3700 ext. 2019

TECHNICAL NOTES

Identification and verification of work-related fatalities

In 2013, there were 7 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 were included in the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) 
counts. An additional 46 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 fatal occupational injury data 
are disseminated as quickly as possible and that legitimate cases are not excluded from the revised counts.

Thus, each year's initial release of data should be considered preliminary. Revised data are released in the late 
spring of the following year; revised counts for 2013 will be available in 2015.

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 U.S. 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 provided 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.

Information in this release is available to sensory-impaired individuals. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; 
Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.

Last Modified Date: September 11, 2014
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