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Workplace Fatalities in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV – Full Tables

Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries by selected event groups in the 10 largest metropolitan areas in 2013(p)
Metropolitan Areas(1) Total fatalities(2) Violence and other injuries by persons or animals Transportation incidents Falls, slips, trips Contact with objects and equipment

United States(3)

4,405 753 1,740 699 717

New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa.

152 38 49 31 18

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, Calif.

102 22 28 24 15

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, Ill.-Ind.-Wis.

95 23 31 11 19

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas

86 22 24 9 16

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va.

83 34 15 15 13

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Fla.

78 16 31 18 6

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas

72 15 19 16 12

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md.

62 16 19 13 7

Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass.-N.H.

42 15 9 9 6

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Ga.

29 8 9 4 8

Footnotes:
(1) Metropolitan areas used in this table are Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) based on definitions from the Office of Management and Budget Bulletin Number 10-02, December 2009.
(2) Data are based on a preliminary total of 4,405 fatal work injuries nationwide for 2013.
(3) Also includes fatalities occuring in nonmetropolitan areas.
(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.
 

 

Table 2. Fatal occupational injuries by event or exposure, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, 2012-2013
Event or exposure(1) 2012(2) 2013(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

70 83 100

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals

15 34 41

Intentional injury by person

14 30 36

Homicides

4 21 25

Shooting by other person--intentional

3 21 25

Suicides

10 9 11

Shooting--intentional self-harm

7 3 4

Animal and insect related incidents

1 - -

Struck by animal

1 - -

Gored or rammed by animal

- 1 1

Transportation incidents

23 15 18

Pedestrian vehicular incident

6 3 4

Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

12 11 13

Roadway collision with other vehicle

8 6 7

Roadway collision--moving in opposite directions, oncoming

- 1 1

Roadway collision--moving perpendicularly

3 3 4

Roadway collision with object other than vehicle

4 4 5

Vehicle struck object or animal on side of roadway

4 3 4

Roadway noncollision incident

- 1 1

Jack-knifed or overturned, roadway

- 1 1

Nonroadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

3 1 1

Nonroadway collision with object other than vehicle

- 1 1

Part of occupant's body caught between vehicle and other object in nonroadway transport incident

- 1 1

Fires and explosions

- 2 2

Fires

- 1 1

Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids

- 1 1

Explosions

- 1 1

Explosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire

- 1 1

Falls, slips, trips

16 15 18

Falls on same level

4 - -

Fall on same level due to slipping

- 1 1

Falls to lower level

12 13 16

Other fall to lower level

9 10 12

Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet

- 3 4

Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet

- 2 2

Other fall to lower level 21 to 25 feet

- 1 1

Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet

- 2 2

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

8 4 5

Contact with objects and equipment

8 13 16

Struck by object or equipment

8 10 12

Struck by falling object or equipment

- 7 8

Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery--other than vehicle part

- 1 1

Footnotes:
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 implemented for 2011 data forward.
(2) Data for 2012 are revised and final.
(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.
 

 

Table 3. Fatal occupational injuries by industry, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, 2012-2013
Industry(1) 2012(2) 2013(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

70 83 100

Private industry

59 63 76

Goods-producing

28 23 28

Construction

23 21 25

Construction

23 21 25

Construction of buildings

3 6 7

Residential building construction

- 3 4

Residential building construction

- 3 4

New single-family housing construction (except operative builders)

- 1 1

Residential remodelers

- 1 1

Nonresidential building construction

- 3 4

Commercial and institutional building construction

- 3 4

Specialty trade contractors

12 13 16

Foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors

- 7 8

Structural steel and precast concrete contractors

- 1 1

Nonresidential structural steel and precast concrete contractors

- 1 1

Framing contractors

- 3 4

Nonresidential framing contractors

- 1 1

Roofing contractors

- 3 4

Residential roofing contractors

- 1 1

Building equipment contractors

3 3 4

Other specialty trade contractors

5 3 4

Manufacturing

2 1 1

Manufacturing

2 1 1

Wood product manufacturing

- 1 1

Other wood product manufacturing

- 1 1

Wood container and pallet manufacturing

- 1 1

Service-providing

31 40 48

Trade, transportation, and utilities

13 14 17

Wholesale trade

- 2 2

Merchant wholesalers, durable goods

- 1 1

Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers

- 1 1

Recyclable material merchant wholesalers

- 1 1

Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods

- 1 1

Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers

- 1 1

Livestock merchant wholesalers

- 1 1

Retail trade

- 5 6

Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers

- 1 1

Building material and supplies dealers

- 1 1

Transportation and warehousing

8 7 8

Truck transportation

- 5 6

General freight trucking

- 4 5

General freight trucking, local

- 2 2

Transit and ground passenger transportation

4 - -

Taxi and limousine service

3 1 1

Taxi service

3 1 1

Professional and business services

6 18 22

Professional, scientific, and technical services

- 9 11

Professional, scientific, and technical services

- 9 11

Architectural, engineering, and related services

1 1 1

Engineering services

1 1 1

Computer systems design and related services

- 4 5

Computer systems design and related services

- 4 5

Computer systems design services

- 4 5

Advertising and related services

- 1 1

Administrative and waste services

4 9 11

Administrative and support services

3 8 10

Investigation and security services

- 2 2

Investigation, guard, and armored car services

- 2 2

Security guards and patrol services

- 2 2

Services to buildings and dwellings

3 5 6

Landscaping services

3 5 6

Waste management and remediation services

1 1 1

Waste collection

- 1 1

Waste collection

- 1 1

Solid waste collection

- 1 1

Leisure and hospitality

3 3 4

Accommodation and food services

- 3 4

Accommodation

- 1 1

Traveler accommodation

- 1 1

Hotels (except casino hotels) and motels

- 1 1

Food services and drinking places

- 2 2

Full-service restaurants

- 1 1

Full-service restaurants

- 1 1

Drinking places (alcoholic beverages)

- 1 1

Drinking places (alcoholic beverages)

- 1 1

Other services, except public administration

3 5 6

Other services, except public administration

3 5 6

Repair and maintenance

- 4 5

Automotive repair and maintenance

- 3 4

Automotive mechanical and electrical repair and maintenance

- 3 4

General automotive repair

- 3 4

Personal and household goods repair and maintenance

- 1 1

Reupholstery and furniture repair

- 1 1

Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations

- 1 1

Business, professional, labor, political, and similar organizations

- 1 1

Professional organizations

- 1 1

Government(3)

11 20 24

Federal government

3 17 20

Service-providing

3 17 20

Trade, transportation, and utilities

- 1 1

Transportation and warehousing

- 1 1

Postal service

- 1 1

Postal service

- 1 1

Postal service

- 1 1

Public administration

2 16 19

Public administration

2 16 19

Administration of economic programs

- 1 1

Administration of economic programs

- 1 1

Regulation and administration of communications, electric, gas, and other utilities

- 1 1

National security and international affairs

2 13 16

National security and international affairs

2 13 16

National security

2 13 16

Local government

6 3 4

Service-providing

6 3 4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

- 1 1

Transportation and warehousing

- 1 1

Transit and ground passenger transportation

- 1 1

Urban transit systems

- 1 1

Urban transit systems

- 1 1

Bus and other motor vehicle transit systems

- 1 1

Footnotes:
(1) Industry data are based on the North American Industry Classification System, 2007. Total may include other industries not shown.
(2) Data for 2012 are revised and final.
(3) Includes fatal injuries to workers employed by governmental organizations regardless of industry.
(p) Data are for 2013 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.
 

 

Table 4. Fatal occupational injuries by occupation, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, 2012-2013
Occupation(1) 2012(2) 2013(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

70 83 100

Management occupations

9 6 7

Top executives

- 1 1

Chief executives

- 1 1

Chief executives

- 1 1

Operations specialties managers

- 2 2

Computer and information systems managers

- 1 1

Computer and information systems managers

- 1 1

Purchasing managers

- 1 1

Purchasing managers

- 1 1

Other management occupations

8 3 4

Food service managers

- 1 1

Food service managers

- 1 1

Business and financial operations occupations

- 2 2

Business operations specialists

- 1 1

Logisticians

- 1 1

Logisticians

- 1 1

Financial specialists

- 1 1

Financial analysts and advisors

- 1 1

Financial analysts

- 1 1

Computer and mathematical occupations

- 4 5

Computer occupations

- 3 4

Computer and information analysts

- 2 2

Computer systems analysts

- 1 1

Information security analysts

- 1 1

Miscellaneous computer occupations

- 1 1

Mathematical science occupations

- 1 1

Operations research analysts

- 1 1

Operations research analysts

- 1 1

Architecture and engineering occupations

- - -

Engineers

- - -

Civil engineers

- 1 1

Civil engineers

- 1 1

Legal occupations

- 1 1

Lawyers, judges, and related workers

- 1 1

Lawyers and judicial law clerks

- 1 1

Lawyers

- 1 1

Protective service occupations

5 3 4

Other protective service workers

2 3 4

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers

2 3 4

Security guards

2 3 4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

- 1 1

Supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

- 1 1

First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

- 1 1

First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

- 1 1

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

8 6 7

Grounds maintenance workers

8 4 5

Grounds maintenance workers

8 4 5

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

7 4 5

Sales and related occupations

- 3 4

Other sales and related workers

- 1 1

Models, demonstrators, and product promoters

- 1 1

Demonstrators and product promoters

- 1 1

Office and administrative support occupations

3 1 1

Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers

- 1 1

Postal service workers

- 1 1

Postal service mail carriers

- 1 1

Construction and extraction occupations

17 18 22

Supervisors of construction and extraction workers

3 5 6

First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

3 5 6

First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

3 5 6

Construction trades workers

14 12 14

Construction laborers

8 4 5

Construction laborers

8 4 5

Roofers

- 3 4

Roofers

- 3 4

Structural iron and steel workers

- 1 1

Structural iron and steel workers

- 1 1

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

6 7 8

Supervisors of installation, maintenance, and repair workers

- 1 1

First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

- 1 1

First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

- 1 1

Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers

- 4 5

Other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

5 2 2

Control and valve installers and repairers

- 1 1

Mechanical door repairers

- 1 1

Maintenance and repair workers, general

- 1 1

Maintenance and repair workers, general

- 1 1

Production occupations

- 2 2

Assemblers and fabricators

- 1 1

Miscellaneous assemblers and fabricators

- 1 1

Metal workers and plastic workers

- 1 1

Welding, soldering, and brazing workers

- 1 1

Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

- 1 1

Transportation and material moving occupations

13 14 17

Motor vehicle operators

6 10 12

Driver/sales workers and truck drivers

1 7 8

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

1 6 7

Light truck or delivery services drivers

- 1 1

Material moving workers

4 4 5

Laborers and material movers, hand

4 4 5

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

3 4 5

Military occupations(3)

2 8 10

Footnotes:
(1) Occupation data are based on the Standard Occupational Classification system, 2010. Total may include occupations not shown.
(2) Data for 2012 are revised and final.
(3) 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.
 

Table 5. Fatal occupational injuries by worker characteristics, Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV, 2012-2013
Worker characteristics 2012(1) 2013(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

70 83 100
Employee status      

Wage and salary workers(2)

55 73 88

Self-employed(3)

15 10 12
Gender      

Men

63 75 90

Women

7 8 10
Age(4)      

18-19 years

- 3 4

20 to 24 years

5 11 13

25 to 34 years

10 11 13

35 to 44 years

10 15 18

45 to 54 years

16 19 23

55 to 64 years

14 19 23

65 and over

13 5 6
Race or ethnic origin(5)      

White (non-Hispanic)

32 37 45

Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)

12 16 19

Hispanic or Latino

19 24 29

Asian (non-Hispanic)

6 5 6

Footnotes:
(1) Data for 2012 are revised and final.
(2) May include volunteers and workers receiving other types of compensation.
(3) 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.
(4) Information may not be available for all age groups.
(5) 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.
 

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