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Fatal Work Injuries in New England – 2012

Table A. Fatal occupational injuries for the United States, New England, and the New England states, 1994-2012
State and area 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

United States

6,632 6,275 6,202 6,238 6,055 6,054 5,920 5,915 5,534 5,575 5,764 5,734 5,840 5,657 5,214 4,551 4,690 4,693 4,383

New England

165 155 144 163 178 192 186 150 153 188 171 167 161 163 143 139 150 155 119

Connecticut

35 32 35 32 57 38 55 41 39 36 54 46 38 38 28 34 49 37 36

Maine

22 18 23 19 26 32 26 23 30 23 16 15 20 21 24 16 20 26 19

Massachusetts

74 66 62 69 44 83 70 54 46 78 72 75 66 75 68 64 54 68 33

New Hampshire

14 12 11 23 23 14 13 9 19 19 15 18 13 14 7 6 6 9 13

Rhode Island

12 11 6 11 12 11 7 17 8 18 7 6 10 5 6 7 9 7 8

Vermont

8 16 7 9 16 14 15 6 11 14 7 7 14 10 10 12 12 8 10
Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries by detailed event or exposure in the United States and the New England States, 2012
Event or Exposure(1) United States Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent

Total

4,383 100 36 100 19 100 33 100 13 100 8 100 10 100

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals

767 17 13 36 -- -- 7 21 -- -- -- -- 1 10

Homicides-intentional injury by other person

463 11 11 31 -- -- 1 3 -- -- -- -- -- --

Self-inflicted injury-intentional

225 5 -- -- -- -- 6 18 -- -- -- -- 1 10

Transportation incidents

1,789 41 9 25 8 42 13 39 3 23 3 38 3 30

Aircraft incidents

125 3 -- -- -- -- 2 6 -- -- -- -- -- --

Rail vehicle incidents

33 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Pedestrian vehicular incident

283 6 2 6 4 21 3 9 3 23 -- -- -- --

Water vehicle incident

64 1 -- -- 1 5 4 12 -- -- -- -- -- --

Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

1,044 24 2 6 3 16 3 9 -- -- -- -- -- --

Nonroadway incident involving motorized land vehicle

227 5 5 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Fires and explosions

116 3 1 3 -- -- -- -- 1 8 -- -- -- --

Falls, slips, trips

668 15 7 19 4 21 7 21 -- -- -- -- -- --

Falls to lower level

544 12 5 14 4 21 6 18 -- -- -- -- -- --

Fall on same level

108 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

320 7 1 3 3 16 1 3 1 8 -- -- 4 40

Exposure to electricity

156 4 1 3 2 11 1 3 1 8 -- -- 3 30

Exposure to other harmful substances

94 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Contact with objects and equipment

712 16 5 14 4 21 5 15 4 31 -- -- -- --

Struck by object or equipment

509 12 5 14 4 21 5 15 3 23 -- -- -- --

Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects

122 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 8 -- -- -- --

Footnotes
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 implemented for 2011 data forward.
 

Table 2. Fatal occupational injuries by selected industries in the United States and the New England States, 2012
Industry(1) United States Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent

Total

4,383 100 36 100 19 100 33 100 13 100 8 100 10 100

Private industry

3,945 90 28 78 18 95 23 70 11 85 7 88 10 100

Goods Producing

1,741 40 9 25 15 79 12 36 5 38 -- -- 4 40

Natural resources and mining

652 15 -- -- 10 53 5 15 -- -- -- -- -- --

Construction

775 18 8 22 3 16 6 18 3 23 -- -- -- --

Manufacturing

314 7 1 3 2 11 1 3 -- -- -- -- -- --

Service Providing

2,204 50 19 53 3 16 11 33 6 46 5 62 6 60

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,152 26 8 22 1 5 6 18 -- -- -- -- 3 30

Information

38 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Financial activities

81 2 2 6 -- -- -- -- 1 8 -- -- -- --

Professional and business services

388 9 5 14 2 11 4 12 4 31 -- -- -- --

Educational and health services

139 3 1 3 -- -- 1 3 -- -- -- -- -- --

Leisure and hospitality

220 5 1 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Other services except public administration

183 4 1 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Government(2)

438 10 8 22 -- -- 10 30 -- -- -- -- -- --

Footnotes
(1) Industry data are based on the North American Industry Classification System, 2007
(2) Includes fatal injuries to workers employed by governmental organizations regardless of industry.
 

Table 3. Fatal occupational injuries by selected occupational group and demographic characteristics in the United States and the New England States, 2012
Characteristic United States Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent

Total

4383 100 36 100 19 100 33 100 13 100 8 100 10 100
Occupational group(1)                            

Management occupations

429 10 1 3 2 11 1 3 -- -- -- -- -- --

Life, physical, and social science occupations

19   2 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Community and social services occupations

37 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

44 1 1 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

49 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Healthcare support occupations

10   -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Protective service occupations

224 5 1 3 -- -- 6 18 -- -- -- -- -- --

Food preparation and serving related occupations

53 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

245 6 7 19 -- -- 4 12 4 31 -- -- -- --

Personal care and service occupations

64 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Sales and related occupations

216 5 2 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

245 6 -- -- 8 42 4 12 -- -- -- -- -- --

Construction and extraction occupations

838 19 7 19 1 5 7 21 -- -- -- -- 1 10

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

326 7 2 6 3 16 1 3 -- -- -- -- 3 30

Production occupations

211 5 2 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Transportation and material moving occupations

1150 26 8 22 5 26 8 24 -- -- -- -- -- --
Sex                            

Male

4045 92 28 78 18 95 31 94 13 100 8 100 10 100

Female

338 8 8 22 1 5 2 6 -- -- -- -- -- --
Age                            

16-17

9   -- -- 1 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

18-19

58 1 -- -- -- -- 1 3 -- -- -- -- -- --

20-24

275 6 -- -- -- -- 1 3 -- -- -- -- -- --

25-34

703 16 3 8 -- -- 6 18 -- -- -- -- -- --

35-44

792 18 8 22 3 16 5 15 -- -- -- -- -- --

45-54

1102 25 14 39 5 26 9 27 4 31 5 62 5 50

55-64

869 20 7 19 4 21 7 21 -- -- -- -- 3 30

65 and over

552 13 4 11 6 32 4 12 -- -- -- -- -- --
Race or ethnic origin(2)                            

White, non-Hispanic

3002 68 29 81 18 95 28 85 12 92 4 50 9 90

Black or African-American, non Hispanic

446 10 -- -- -- -- 3 9 -- -- -- -- -- --

Asian, non-Hispanic

137 3 1 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Hispanic or Latino

708 16 6 17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Footnotes
(1) Occupation data are based on the Standard Occupational Classification system, 2010.
(2) Persons identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. The race categories shown exclude Hispanic and Latino workers.

Note: Data for 2012 are preliminary. Data for all other years are revised and final. Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Dashes indicate no data reported or that data do not meet publication criteria. CFOI fatality counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event.

 

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with State, New York City, District of Columbia, and Federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

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