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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 2012(p)
Metropolitan Areas(1) Total fatalities(2) Transportation incidents Violence and other injuries by persons or animals Falls, slips, trips Exposure to harmful substances or environments Contact with objects and equipment

United States(3)

4,383 1,789 767 668 320 712

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

178 49 50 38 14 22

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas

90 24 13 20 6 20

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, Calif.

81 29 16 17 6 11

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

81 20 23 16 8 8

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

73 25 15 13 9 9

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

68 21 15 16 8 8

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Fla.

64 16 10 15 11 10

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas

56 22 10 10 6 7

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Ga.

38 10 12 9 - 4

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

15 5 3 4 - 2

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 4,383 fatal work injuries for 2012.
(3) Also includes fatalities occurring in nonmetropolitan areas.
(p) Data for 2012 are preliminary.

Note: Dashes indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

Table 2. Fatal occupational injuries by event or exposure, Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, 2011-2012
Event or exposure(1) 2011(2) 2012(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

66 73 100

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals

22 15 21

Intentional injury by person

22 14 19

Intentional injury by other person

16 12 16

Shooting by other person—intentional

12 10 14

Stabbing, cutting, slashing, piercing

2 2 3

Animal and insect related incidents

- 1 1

Bites and stings

- 1 1

Other animal bites, nonvenomous

- 1 1

Transportation incidents

18 25 34

Aircraft incidents

- 1 1

Aircraft crash during takeoff or landing

- 1 1

Aircraft crash during takeoff or landing—into structure, object, or ground

- 1 1

Animal and other non-motorized vehicle transportation incidents

1 1 1

Animal transportation incident

1 1 1

Thrown, fell, or jumped from animal being ridden

1 1 1

Pedestrian vehicular incident

3 6 8

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on side of road

- 2 3

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle on side of road

- 2 3

Roadway incident involving motorized land vehicle

13 13 18

Roadway collision with other vehicle

10 7 10

Roadway collision—moving in same direction

1 2 3

Roadway collision—moving perpendicularly

- 2 3

Roadway collision—moving and standing vehicle on side of roadway

1 1 1

Roadway collision with object other than vehicle

2 6 8

Vehicle struck object or animal on side of roadway

- 6 8

Nonroadway incident involving motorized land vehicle

- 4 5

Nonroadway noncollision incident

- - -

Fall or jump from and struck by same vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway

- 1 1

Fire or explosion

1 2 3

Fire

- 2 3

Collapsing building, structure, or structural element during fire

- 2 3

Falls, slips, trips

12 13 18

Falls on same level

3 5 7

Fall on same level due to slipping

- 1 1

Falls to lower level

9 8 11

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment

1 - -

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 6 to 10 feet

- 1 1

Other fall to lower level

8 6 8

Other fall to lower level 21 to 25 feet

- 1 1

Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet

3 3 4

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

- 9 12

Exposure to electricity

- 7 10

Direct exposure to electricity

- 2 3

Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts

- 2 3

Indirect exposure to electricity

- 5 7

Indirect exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts

- 5 7

Contact with objects and equipment

11 9 12

Struck by object or equipment

10 6 8

Struck by powered vehicle—nontransport

3 - -

Struck by other falling powered vehicle

- 1 1

Struck by rolling object or equipment—other than powered vehicle

- 2 3

Struck by falling object or equipment

6 2 3

Struck by object falling from vehicle or machineryother than vehicle part

3 1 1

Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects

- 3 4

Caught in running equipment or machinery

- 3 4

Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation

- 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 2011 are revised and final.
(p) Data for 2012 are preliminary. Revised and final 2012 data are scheduled to be released in Spring 2014.

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, 2011-2012
Industry(1) 2011(2) 2012(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

62 68 100

Private industry

54 57 84

Goods-producing

19 26 38

Natural resources and mining

- 3 4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

- 3 4

Animal production

- - -

Other animal production

- 1 1

Support activities for agriculture and forestry

- 1 1

Support activities for animal production

- 1 1

Support activities for animal production

- 1 1

Construction

17 21 31

Construction

17 21 31

Construction of buildings

- 3 4

Heavy and civil engineering construction

- 4 6

Utility system construction

- 3 4

Specialty trade contractors

14 12 18

Building equipment contractors

4 3 4

Building finishing contractors

- - -

Finish carpentry contractors

- 1 1

Residential finish carpentry contractors

- 1 1

Other specialty trade contractors

4 5 7

Site preparation contractors

3 4 6

Nonresidential site preparation contractors

1 1 1

Manufacturing

- 1 1

Manufacturing

- 2 3

Printing and related support activities

- 1 1

Printing and related support activities

- 1 1

Printing

- 1 1

Commercial gravure printing

- 1 1

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

- 1 1

Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing

- 1 1

Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing

- 1 1

Analytical laboratory instrument manufacturing

- 1 1

Service-providing

35 31 46

Trade, transportation, and utilities

15 13 19

Wholesale trade

4 - -

Merchant wholesalers, durable goods

- - -

Hardware, and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers

- 1 1

Warm air heating and air-conditioning equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers

- 1 1

Retail trade

5 - -

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

- 1 1

Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores

- 1 1

Jewelry stores

- 1 1

Transportation and warehousing

6 8 12

Transit and ground passenger transportation

- 4 6

Taxi and limousine service

- 3 4

Taxi service

- 3 4

Warehousing and storage

- 1 1

Warehousing and storage

- 1 1

Utilities

- 1 1

Utilities

- 1 1

Electric power generation, transmission and distribution

- 1 1

Electric power transmission, control, and distribution

- 1 1

Electric power distribution

- 1 1

Financial activities

- - -

Real estate and rental and leasing

- - -

Rental and leasing services

- 1 1

Consumer goods rental

- 1 1

Other consumer goods rental

- 1 1

Professional and business services

7 6 9

Professional, scientific, and technical services

- - -

Professional, scientific, and technical services

- - -

Architectural, engineering, and related services

- 1 1

Engineering services

- 1 1

Administrative and waste services

6 4 6

Administrative and support services

6 3 4

Services to buildings and dwellings

5 3 4

Landscaping services

5 3 4

Waste management and remediation services

- 1 1

Remediation and other waste management services

- 1 1

Remediation services

- 1 1

Educational and health services

2 3 4

Educational services

- 2 3

Educational services

- 2 3

Technical and trade schools

- 2 3

Technical and trade schools

- 2 3

Flight training

- 2 3

Leisure and hospitality

7 3 4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

- - -

Performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries

- 1 1

Spectator sports

- 1 1

Spectator sports

- 1 1

Other services, except public administration

3 3 4

Other services, except public administration

3 3 4

Government(3)

8 11 16

Federal government

4 3 4

Service-providing

4 3 4

Leisure and hospitality

- 1 1

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

- 1 1

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

- 1 1

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

- 1 1

Museums

- 1 1

Public administration

- 2 3

Public administration

- 2 3

National security and international affairs

- 2 3

National security and international affairs

- 2 3

National security

- 2 3

Local government

4 6 9

Service-providing

4 6 9

Education and health services

1 2 3

Educational services

1 2 3

Educational services

1 2 3

Elementary and secondary schools

1 2 3

Elementary and secondary schools

1 2 3

Public administration

1 4 6

Public administration

1 4 6

Justice, public order, and safety activities

1 4 6

Justice, public order, and safety activities

1 4 6

Police protection

1 3 4

Footnotes:
(1) Industry data are based on the North American Industry Classification System, 2007. Total may include other industries not shown.
(2) Data for 2011 are revised and final.
(3) Includes fatal injuries to workers employed by governmental organizations regardless of industry.
(p) Data

are for 2012 preliminary. Revised and final 2012 data are scheduled to be released in Spring 2014.

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, 2011-2012
Occupation(1) 2011(2) 2012(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

62 68 100

Management occupations

5 9 13

Other management occupations

3 8 12

Agricultural managers

- 3 4

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

- 3 4

Miscellaneous managers

- 1 1

Education, training, and library occupations

1 1 1

Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers

1 1 1

Elementary and middle school teachers

- 1 1

Elementary school teachers, except special education

- 1 1

Protective service occupations

3 5 7

Law enforcement workers

1 3 4

Police officers

1 3 4

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

1 3 4

Other protective service workers

- 2 3

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers

- 2 3

Security guards

- 2 3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

9 8 12

Grounds maintenance workers

8 8 12

Grounds maintenance workers

8 8 12

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

5 7 10

Personal care and service occupations

1 1 1

Animal care and service workers

- 1 1

Animal trainers

- 1 1

Animal trainers

- 1 1

Sales and related occupations

6 - -

Supervisors of sales workers

1 - -

First-line supervisors of sales workers

1 - -

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

1 1 1

Office and administrative support occupations

3 3 4

Construction and extraction occupations

14 15 22

Construction trades workers

11 13 19

Construction laborers

8 7 10

Construction laborers

8 7 10

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

3 6 9

Other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

- 5 7

Line installers and repairers

- 3 4

Electrical power-line installers and repairers

- 3 4

Transportation and material moving occupations

12 13 19

Motor vehicle operators

12 6 9

Bus drivers

- 3 4

Driver/sales workers and truck drivers

11 1 1

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

7 1 1

Material moving workers

- 4 6

Laborers and material movers, hand

- 4 6

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

- 3 4

Packers and packagers, hand

- 1 1

Military occupations(3)

- 2 3

Footnotes:
(1) Occupation data are based on the Standard Occupational Classification system, 2010. Total may include occupations not shown.
(2) Data for 2011 are revised and final.
(3) Includes fatal injuries to persons identified as resident armed forces regardless of individual occupation listed.
(p) Data for 2012 are preliminary. Revised and final 2012 data are scheduled to be released in Spring 2014.

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, Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, 2011-2012
Worker characteristics 2011(1) 2012(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

66 73 100
Employee status

Wage and salary workers(2)

52 64 88

Self-employed(3)

14 9 12
Gender

Men

60 66 90

Women

6 7 10
Age(4)

20 to 24 years

2 3 4

25 to 34 years

7 14 19

35 to 44 years

12 17 23

45 to 54 years

24 21 29

55 to 64 years

14 11 15

65 and over

6 7 10
Race or ethnic origin(5)

White (non-Hispanic)

39 39 53

Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)

9 16 22

Hispanic or Latino

11 13 18

Asian or Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic)

5 5 7

Footnotes:
(1) Data for 2011 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 2012 are preliminary. Revised and final 2012 data are scheduled to be released in Spring 2014.

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.

Last Modified Date: February 5, 2014

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