New England Information Office

Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries by detailed event or exposure in the United States and the New England States, 2010
Event or Exposure1 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

4,547 100 49 100 19 100 51 100 5 100 9 100 13 100

Transportation incidents

1,766 39 11 22 12 63 14 27 -- -- -- -- 7 54

Highway

968 21 5 10 9 47 4 8 -- -- -- -- 4 31

Worker struck by a vehicle

277 6 5 10 -- -- 4 8 -- -- -- -- -- --

Aircraft accident

151 3 -- -- -- -- 3 6 -- -- -- -- -- --

Assaults and violent acts

808 18 17 35 -- -- 12 24 -- -- 4 44 -- --

Homicides

506 11 13 27 -- -- 5 10 -- -- -- -- -- --

Self-inflicted injuries

258 6 4 8 -- -- 6 12 -- -- -- -- -- --

Contact with objects and equipment

732 16 3 6 3 16 4 8 -- -- -- -- 3 23

Struck by object or equipment

402 9 -- -- -- -- 4 8 -- -- -- -- 3 23

Falls

635 14 5 10 3 16 15 29 -- -- -- -- -- --

Fall to lower level

515 11 4 8 3 16 11 22 -- -- -- -- -- --

Fall on same level

93 2 -- -- -- -- 3 6 -- -- -- -- -- --

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

409 9 4 8 -- -- 5 10 -- -- -- -- -- --

Oxygen deficiency

60 1 -- -- -- -- 3 6 -- -- -- -- -- --

Fires and explosions

187 4 8 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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.

Note: Totals for 2010 are preliminary. 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.

Last Modified Date: December 16, 2011