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Fatal Work Injuries in New England - 2014

Table A. Fatal occupational injuries for the United States, New England, and the New England states, 1996-2014
State and area 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

United States

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 4,628 4,585 4,679

New England

144 163 178 192 186 150 153 188 171 167 161 163 143 139 150 155 132 136 137

Connecticut

35 32 57 38 55 41 39 36 54 46 38 38 28 34 49 37 36 29 33

Maine

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

Massachusetts

62 69 44 83 70 54 46 78 72 75 66 75 68 64 54 68 44 57 51

New Hampshire

11 23 23 14 13 9 19 19 15 18 13 14 7 6 6 9 14 14 17

Rhode Island

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

Vermont

7 9 16 14 15 6 11 14 7 7 14 10 10 12 12 8 11 7 8
Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries by detailed event or exposure in the United States and the New England States, 2014
Event or Exposure 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

4,679 100 33 100 18 100 51 100 17 100 10 100 8 100

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals

749 16 8 24 -- -- 11 22 4 24 -- -- -- --

Intentional injury by other person

403 9 4 12 -- -- 3 6 -- -- -- -- -- --

Self-inflicted injury-intentional

271 6 4 12 -- -- 8 16 3 18 -- -- -- --

Transportation incidents

1,891 40 11 33 11 61 17 33 6 35 -- -- 4 50

Aircraft incidents

135 3 -- -- -- -- 7 14 -- -- -- -- -- --

Rail vehicle incidents

55 1 1 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Pedestrian vehicular incident

313 7 4 12 -- -- 4 8 -- -- -- -- -- --

Water vehicle incidents

53 1 -- -- -- -- 1 2 -- -- -- -- -- --

Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

1,075 23 6 18 5 28 5 10 5 29 -- -- -- --

Fires and explosions

137 3 1 3 -- -- 2 4 -- -- -- -- -- --

Fires

53 1 1 3 -- -- 2 4 -- -- -- -- -- --

Falls, slips, trips

793 17 8 24 -- -- 11 22 3 18 6 60 -- --

Falls to lower level

647 14 6 18 -- -- 10 20 -- -- 3 30 -- --

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

390 8 3 9 -- -- 2 4 3 18 -- -- -- --

Exposure to electricity

156 3 2 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Exposure to other harmful substances

180 4 1 3 -- -- 2 4 -- -- -- -- -- --

Contact with objects and equipment

708 15 2 6 6 33 8 16 -- -- -- -- -- --

Struck by object or equipment

498 11 2 6 5 28 5 10 -- -- -- -- -- --

Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects

131 3 -- -- -- -- 3 6 -- -- -- -- -- --
Table 2. Fatal occupational injuries by selected industries in the United States and the New England States, 2014
Industry 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

4,679 100 33 100 18 100 51 100 17 100 10 100 8 100

Private industry

4,251 91 30 91 18 100 46 90 15 88 8 80 8 100

Goods Producing

1,964 42 9 27 9 50 12 24 3 18 4 40 5 62

Natural resources and mining

749 16 1 3 5 28 3 6 -- -- -- -- -- --

Construction

874 19 7 21 3 17 9 18 1 6 3 30 4 50

Service Providing

2,287 49 21 64 9 50 34 67 12 71 4 40 3 38

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,198 26 11 33 4 22 13 25 5 29 -- -- 3 38

Information

32 1 -- -- -- -- 1 2 -- -- -- -- -- --

Professional and business services

418 9 4 12 3 17 8 16 3 18 -- -- -- --

Educational and health services

144 3 -- -- -- -- 3 6 1 6 -- -- -- --

Leisure and hospitality

207 4 2 6 -- -- 2 4 -- -- -- -- -- --

Other services except public administration

174 4 3 9 -- -- 7 14 1 6 -- -- -- --

Government

428 9 3 9 -- -- 5 10 2 12 -- -- -- --
Table 3. Fatal occupational injuries by selected occupational group and demographic characteristics in the United States and the New England States, 2014
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

4,679 100 33 100 18 100 51 100 17 100 10 100 8 100
Occupational group1                            

Management occupations

427 9 4 12 -- -- 5 10 1 6 -- -- -- --

Business and financial operations occupations

25 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Life, physical, and social science occupations

18 (3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Community and social services occupations

31 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Legal occupations

7 (3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Education, training, and library occupations

27 1 1 3 -- -- 1 2 -- -- -- -- -- --

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

47 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

53 1 -- -- -- -- 1 2 1 6 -- -- -- --

Healthcare support occupations

14 (3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Protective service occupations

211 5 1 3 -- -- 4 8 -- -- -- -- -- --

Food preparation and serving related occupations

53 1 2 6 -- -- 1 2 -- -- -- -- -- --

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

245 5 1 3 -- -- 5 10 -- -- -- -- -- --

Personal care and service occupations

61 1 -- -- -- -- 2 4 -- -- -- -- -- --

Sales and related occupations

234 5 3 9 -- -- 1 2 -- -- -- -- -- --

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

253 5 -- -- 5 28 2 4 -- -- -- -- -- --

Construction and extraction occupations

885 19 9 27 4 22 9 18 -- -- 3 30 4 50

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

391 8 1 3 -- -- 7 14 2 12 -- -- -- --

Production occupations

206 4 3 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Transportation and material moving occupations

1,289 28 8 24 4 22 13 25 6 35 -- -- 3 38

Military specific occupations

55 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Sex                            

Male

4,320 92 30 91 17 94 44 86 16 94 10 100 8 100

Female

359 8 3 9 -- -- 7 14 1 6 -- -- -- --
Age                            

Under 16 years

7 (3) -- -- 1 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

16-17

13 (3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

18-19

41 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

20-24

289 6 1 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

25-34

742 16 7 21 1 6 9 18 -- -- -- -- -- --

35-44

838 18 3 9 6 33 10 20 6 35 -- -- -- --

45-54

1,127 24 12 36 3 17 17 33 5 29 7 70 3 38

55-64

965 21 4 12 4 22 8 16 2 12 -- -- 4 50

65 and over

656 14 6 18 -- -- 7 14 3 18 -- -- -- --
Race or ethnic origin2                            

White, non-Hispanic

3,174 68 22 67 16 89 43 84 16 94 8 80 7 88

Black or African-American, non Hispanic

457 10 6 18 -- -- 3 6 -- -- -- -- -- --

Asian, non-Hispanic

134 3 -- -- -- -- 3 6 -- -- -- -- -- --

Hispanic or Latino

789 17 3 9 -- -- 2 4 -- -- -- -- -- --

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic)

5 (3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Multiple races (non-Hispanic)

20 (3) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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.

(3) Less than or equal to 0.5 percent.

Note: Data for 2014 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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