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Workplace Fatalities in Pennsylvania – Full Tables

Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries by event or exposure, Pennsylvania, 2011-2012
Event or exposure(1) 2011(2) 2012(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

186 163 100

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals

28 22 13

Intentional injury by person

28 20 12

Intentional injury by other person

18 17 10

Shooting by other person--intentional

15 15 9

Stabbing, cutting, slashing, piercing

1 1 1

Self-inflicted injury--intentional

10 3 2

Injury by person--unintentional or intent unknown

- 1 1

Self-inflicted injury--unintentional or intent unknown

- 1 1

Self-inflicted shooting--unintentional

- 1 1

Animal and insect related incidents

- 1 1

Struck by animal

- 1 1

Trampled by or stepped on by animal

- 1 1

Transportation incidents

68 63 39

Aircraft incidents

2 2 1

Aircraft crash during takeoff or landing

- 2 1

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

- 2 1

Animal and other non-motorized vehicle transportation incidents

1 4 2

Animal transportation incident

1 4 2

Thrown, fell, or jumped from animal being ridden

- 1 1

Thrown, tipped, or fell from animal-drawn vehicle

1 3 2

Pedestrian vehicular incident

14 16 10

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone

3 4 2

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in work zone

- 2 1

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in roadway

- 2 1

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in roadway

- 1 1

Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in roadway

- 1 1

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on side of road

- 3 2

Pedestrian struck by vehicle propelled by another vehicle on side of road

- 1 1

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle on side of road

- 2 1

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area

7 6 4

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in nonroadway area

5 1 1

Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area

- 4 2

Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

42 29 18

Roadway collision with other vehicle

21 17 10

Roadway collision--moving in same direction

8 5 3

Roadway collision--moving in opposite directions, oncoming

7 7 4

Roadway collision--moving perpendicularly

4 2 1

Roadway collision--moving and standing vehicle on side of roadway

- 1 1

Roadway collision with object other than vehicle

19 11 7

Vehicle struck object or animal on side of roadway

17 11 7

Roadway noncollision incident

- 1 1

Jack-knifed or overturned, roadway

- 1 1

Nonroadway incident involving motorized land vehicles

7 12 7

Nonroadway noncollision incident

6 9 6

Jack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway

4 6 4

Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway

- 1 1

Fires and explosions

6 6 4

Fires

- 2 1

Collapsing building, structure, or structural element during fire

- 2 1

Explosions

4 4 2

Explosion of nonpressurized vapors, gases, or liquids

2 3 2

Explosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire

1 1 1

Falls, slips, trips

34 23 14

Falls on same level

7 8 5

Fall on same level due to slipping

- 1 1

Falls to lower level

27 15 9

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment

3 4 2

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 6 to 10 feet

- 1 1

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 11 to 15 feet

- 1 1

Other fall to lower level

23 10 6

Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet

- 3 2

Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet

4 3 2

Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet

3 1 1

Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet

3 3 2

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

17 14 9

Exposure to electricity

7 9 6

Direct exposure to electricity

4 5 3

Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts

3 5 3

Indirect exposure to electricity

3 4 2

Indirect exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts

3 4 2

Exposure to other harmful substances

7 3 2

Exposure to oxygen deficiency, n.e.c.

- - -

Depletion of oxygen

- 1 1

Contact with objects and equipment

33 35 21

Struck by object or equipment

21 27 17

Struck by powered vehicle--nontransport

10 9 6

Struck or run over by rolling powered vehicle

4 5 3

Struck by other falling powered vehicle

3 2 1

Struck by falling object or equipment--other than powered vehicle

10 14 9

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

4 4 2

Injured by handheld object or equipment

1 1 1

Injured by slipping or swinging object held by injured worker

1 1 1

Struck by swinging or slipping object, other than handheld

- 1 1

Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects

6 7 4

Caught in running equipment or machinery

5 5 3

Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning

2 5 3

Struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structure, equipment, or material

6 1 1

Mine collapse or cave-in

- 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 2. Fatal occupational injuries by industry, Pennsylvania, 2011-2012
Industry(1) 2011(2) 2012(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

186 163 100

Private industry

174 149 91

Goods-producing

67 65 40

Natural resources and mining

20 26 16

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

14 22 13

Crop production

3 6 4

Greenhouse, nursery, and floriculture production

- 1 1

Food crops grown under cover

- 1 1

Mushroom production

- 1 1

Other crop farming

3 5 3

All other crop farming

3 5 3

Animal production

7 10 6

Cattle ranching and farming

5 9 6

Beef cattle ranching and farming, including feedlots

1 2 1

Beef cattle ranching and farming

1 1 1

Cattle feedlots

- 1 1

Dairy cattle and milk production

4 4 2

Other animal production

- 1 1

Forestry and logging

4 3 2

Logging

4 3 2

Logging

4 3 2

Support activities for agriculture and forestry

- 3 2

Mining(3)

6 4 2

Mining (except oil and gas)

1 1 1

Coal mining

- 1 1

Coal mining

- 1 1

Bituminous coal underground mining

- 1 1

Construction

30 26 16

Construction

30 26 16

Construction of buildings

5 - -

Nonresidential building construction

- 1 1

Commercial and institutional building construction

- 1 1

Heavy and civil engineering construction

5 5 3

Utility system construction

3 4 2

Water and sewer line and related structures construction

1 2 1

Oil and gas pipeline and related structures construction

1 1 1

Highway, street, and bridge construction

2 1 1

Highway, street, and bridge construction

2 1 1

Specialty trade contractors

20 19 12

Foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors

6 8 5

Roofing contractors

6 4 2

Building equipment contractors

3 5 3

Electrical contractors

3 3 2

Nonresidential electrical contractors

1 3 2

Plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors

- 1 1

Building finishing contractors

5 - -

Drywall and insulation contractors

- 1 1

Nonresidential drywall and insulation contractors

- 1 1

Other specialty trade contractors

6 4 2

Site preparation contractors

5 3 2

Manufacturing

17 13 8

Manufacturing

17 13 8

Wood product manufacturing

1 1 1

Other wood product manufacturing

1 1 1

Wood container and pallet manufacturing

- 1 1

Paper manufacturing

- 2 1

Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills

- 1 1

Paper mills

- 1 1

Paper (except newsprint) mills

- 1 1

Converted paper product manufacturing

- 1 1

Paperboard container manufacturing

- 1 1

Nonfolding sanitary food container manufacturing

- 1 1

Primary metal manufacturing

1 3 2

Iron and steel mills and ferroalloy manufacturing

- - -

Iron and steel mills and ferroalloy manufacturing

- - -

Iron and steel mills

- 1 1

Transportation equipment manufacturing

- 1 1

Ship and boat building

- 1 1

Ship and boat building

- 1 1

Ship building and repairing

- 1 1

Service-providing

107 84 52

Trade, transportation, and utilities

62 35 21

Wholesale trade

11 6 4

Merchant wholesalers, durable goods

7 4 2

Metal and mineral (except petroleum) merchant wholesalers

- 1 1

Metal service centers and other metal merchant wholesalers

- 1 1

Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers

4 1 1

Recyclable material merchant wholesalers

4 1 1

Retail trade

16 7 4

Food and beverage stores

11 1 1

Grocery stores

10 1 1

Convenience stores

7 1 1

Gasoline stations

1 - -

Gasoline stations

1 - -

Gasoline stations with convenience stores

1 1 1

General merchandise stores

- 1 1

Other general merchandise stores

- 1 1

Warehouse clubs and supercenters

- 1 1

Miscellaneous store retailers

- 1 1

Used merchandise stores

- 1 1

Used merchandise stores

- 1 1

Transportation and warehousing

34 22 13

Air transportation

- 2 1

Nonscheduled air transportation

- 2 1

Nonscheduled air transportation

- 2 1

Nonscheduled chartered passenger air transportation

- 2 1

Rail transportation

- 1 1

Rail transportation

- 1 1

Rail transportation

- 1 1

Line-haul railroads

- 1 1

Truck transportation

26 11 7

General freight trucking

16 7 4

General freight trucking, local

14 1 1

General freight trucking, long-distance

6 6 4

General freight trucking, long-distance, truckload

5 4 2

Specialized freight trucking

10 4 2

Transit and ground passenger transportation

4 4 2

Taxi and limousine service

1 2 1

Taxi service

1 1 1

Limousine service

- 1 1

School and employee bus transportation

- 2 1

School and employee bus transportation

- 2 1

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

- 1 1

Scenic and sightseeing transportation, land

- 1 1

Scenic and sightseeing transportation, land

- 1 1

Couriers and messengers

- 1 1

Couriers

- 1 1

Couriers

- 1 1

Financial activities

4 3 2

Real estate and rental and leasing

- 3 2

Professional and business services

22 24 15

Professional and technical services

- 4 2

Professional, scientific, and technical services

- 4 2

Management, scientific, and technical consulting services

- 2 1

Environmental consulting services

- 2 1

Administrative and waste services

20 20 12

Administrative and support services

13 18 11

Business support services

- 1 1

Other business support services

- 1 1

Repossession services

- 1 1

Investigation and security services

- 2 1

Investigation, guard, and armored car services

- 1 1

Armored car services

- 1 1

Security systems services

- 1 1

Security systems services (except locksmiths)

- 1 1

Services to buildings and dwellings

9 15 9

Landscaping services

8 13 8

Educational and health services

6 7 4

Health care and social assistance

4 5 3

Hospitals

1 2 1

General medical and surgical hospitals

1 1 1

General medical and surgical hospitals

1 1 1

Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals

- 1 1

Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals

- 1 1

Nursing and residential care facilities

- 3 2

Leisure and hospitality

7 9 6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

- 3 2

Amusement, gambling, and recreation industries

1 1 1

Other amusement and recreation industries

1 1 1

Golf courses and country clubs

- 1 1

Accommodation and food services

5 6 4

Food services and drinking places

3 6 4

Limited-service eating places

- 1 1

Limited-service eating places

- 1 1

Limited-service restaurants

- 1 1

Drinking places (alcoholic beverages)

- 2 1

Drinking places (alcoholic beverages)

- 2 1

Other services, except public administration

3 6 4

Other services, except public administration

3 6 4

Repair and maintenance

1 3 2

Automotive repair and maintenance

1 3 2

Automotive mechanical and electrical repair and maintenance

1 1 1

General automotive repair

1 1 1

Automotive body, paint, interior, and glass repair

- 1 1

Automotive body, paint, and interior repair and maintenance

- 1 1

Other automotive repair and maintenance

- 1 1

Automotive oil change and lubrication shops

- 1 1

Personal and laundry services

- 1 1

Personal care services

- 1 1

Hair, nail, and skin care services

- 1 1

Beauty salons

- 1 1

Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations

- 2 1

Religious organizations

- 2 1

Religious organizations

- 2 1

Government(4)

12 14 9

State government

2 2 1

Goods-producing

- 1 1

Construction

- 1 1

Construction

- 1 1

Heavy and civil engineering construction

- 1 1

Highway, street, and bridge construction

- 1 1

Highway, street, and bridge construction

- 1 1

Service-providing

2 1 1

Public administration

2 1 1

Public administration

2 1 1

Justice, public order, and safety activities

1 1 1

Justice, public order, and safety activities

1 1 1

Police protection

1 1 1

Local government

8 12 7

Goods-producing

- 1 1

Construction

- 1 1

Construction

- 1 1

Heavy and civil engineering construction

- 1 1

Highway, street, and bridge construction

- 1 1

Highway, street, and bridge construction

- 1 1

Service-providing

8 11 7

Educational and health services

1 1 1

Health care and social assistance

- 1 1

Ambulatory health care services

- 1 1

Other ambulatory health care services

- 1 1

Ambulance services

- 1 1

Public administration

4 9 6

Public administration

4 9 6

Justice, public order, and safety activities

4 9 6

Justice, public order, and safety activities

4 9 6

Police protection

4 5 3

Fire protection

- 4 2

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 at all establishments categorized as Mining (Sector 21) in the North American Industry Classification System, including establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction.
(4) Includes fatal injuries to workers employed by governmental organizations regardless of industry.
(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 occupation, Pennsylvania, 2011-2012
Occupation(1) 2011(2) 2012(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

186 163 100

Management occupations

15 19 12

Other management occupations

10 17 10

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

6 11 7

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

6 11 7

Construction managers

1 1 1

Construction managers

1 1 1

Food service managers

1 1 1

Food service managers

1 1 1

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1 3 2

Life, physical, and social science technicians

1 2 1

Miscellaneous life, physical, and social science technicians

1 2 1

Forest and conservation technicians

- 1 1

Community and social services occupations

- 5 3

Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists

- 3 2

Counselors

- 1 1

Mental health counselors

- 1 1

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

1 1 1

Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers

1 1 1

Musicians, singers, and related workers

- 1 1

Musicians and singers

- 1 1

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

- 2 1

Health diagnosing and treating practitioners

- 1 1

Therapists

- 1 1

Respiratory therapists

- 1 1

Health technologists and technicians

- 1 1

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

- 1 1

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

- 1 1

Protective service occupations

8 12 7

Supervisors of protective service workers

- 2 1

First-line supervisors of fire fighting and prevention workers

- 2 1

First-line supervisors of fire fighting and prevention workers

- 2 1

Fire fighting and prevention workers

- 2 1

Firefighters

- 2 1

Firefighters

- 2 1

Law enforcement workers

5 6 4

Police officers

5 6 4

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

5 6 4

Other protective service workers

3 2 1

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers

1 2 1

Security guards

1 2 1

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3 3 2

Food and beverage serving workers

- - -

Bartenders

- 1 1

Bartenders

- 1 1

Other food preparation and serving related workers

- 1 1

Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers

- 1 1

Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers

- 1 1

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

11 15 9

Building cleaning and pest control workers

- 3 2

Pest control workers

- 1 1

Pest control workers

- 1 1

Grounds maintenance workers

10 10 6

Grounds maintenance workers

10 10 6

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

4 4 2

Tree trimmers and pruners

6 6 4

Personal care and service occupations

3 3 2

Animal care and service workers

1 1 1

Animal trainers

- 1 1

Animal trainers

- 1 1

Personal appearance workers

- 1 1

Barbers, hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists

- 1 1

Barbers

- 1 1

Tour and travel guides

- 1 1

Tour and travel guides

- 1 1

Tour guides and escorts

- 1 1

Sales and related occupations

11 5 3

Supervisors of sales workers

8 3 2

First-line supervisors of sales workers

8 3 2

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

7 2 1

Retail sales workers

- 2 1

Cashiers

- 2 1

Cashiers

- 2 1

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

9 11 7

Agricultural workers

5 6 4

Animal breeders

- 1 1

Animal breeders

- 1 1

Miscellaneous agricultural workers

5 5 3

Agricultural equipment operators

2 1 1

Farmworkers, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals

- 2 1

Forest, conservation, and logging workers

3 5 3

Logging workers

3 5 3

Fallers

3 4 2

Construction and extraction occupations

36 29 18

Supervisors of construction and extraction workers

2 5 3

First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

2 5 3

First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

2 5 3

Construction trades workers

25 17 10

Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons

- - -

Brickmasons and blockmasons

- 1 1

Electricians

5 2 1

Electricians

5 2 1

Roofers

- 4 2

Roofers

- 4 2

Structural iron and steel workers

- 1 1

Structural iron and steel workers

- 1 1

Other construction and related workers

- 4 2

Construction and building inspectors

- 1 1

Construction and building inspectors

- 1 1

Elevator installers and repairers

- 1 1

Elevator installers and repairers

- 1 1

Highway maintenance workers

- 1 1

Highway maintenance workers

- 1 1

Extraction workers

4 3 2

Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining

- 1 1

Rotary drill operators, oil and gas

- 1 1

Roof bolters, mining

- 1 1

Roof bolters, mining

- 1 1

Miscellaneous extraction workers

- 1 1

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

10 10 6

Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers

6 6 4

Automotive technicians and repairers

- 3 2

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

- 3 2

Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and mechanics

1 3 2

Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

- 3 2

Other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

3 3 2

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

- 1 1

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

- 1 1

Industrial machinery installation, repair, and maintenance workers

- 2 1

Industrial machinery mechanics

- 2 1

Production occupations

16 8 5

Metal workers and plastic workers

4 3 2

Molders and molding machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

- 1 1

Foundry mold and coremakers

- 1 1

Woodworkers

1 1 1

Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders

1 1 1

Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing

- 1 1

Other production occupations

8 3 2

Miscellaneous production workers

6 1 1

Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders

- 1 1

Transportation and material moving occupations

54 33 20

Air transportation workers

1 2 1

Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

1 2 1

Commercial pilots

1 2 1

Motor vehicle operators

39 25 15

Bus drivers

2 1 1

Bus drivers, school or special client

1 1 1

Driver/sales workers and truck drivers

34 21 13

Driver/sales workers

1 1 1

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

31 17 10

Light truck or delivery services drivers

- 3 2

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

2 3 2

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

2 3 2

Rail transportation workers

- 1 1

Railroad conductors and yardmasters

- 1 1

Railroad conductors and yardmasters

- 1 1

Material moving workers

11 4 2

Crane and tower operators

- 1 1

Crane and tower operators

- 1 1

Industrial truck and tractor operators

- 2 1

Industrial truck and tractor operators

- 2 1

Laborers and material movers, hand

- 1 1

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

1 1 1

Footnotes:
(1) Occupation data for 2011 and 2012 are based on the Standard Occupational Classification system, 2010. Total may include occupations not shown.
(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 4. Fatal occupational injuries by worker characteristics, Pennsylvania, 2011-2012
Worker characteristics 2011(1) 2012(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

186 163 100
Employee status

Wage and salary workers(2)

154 139 85

Self-employed(3)

32 24 15
Gender

Men

167 148 91

Women

19 15 9
Age(4)

Under 16 years

2 1 1

18 to 19 years

2 3 2

20 to 24 years

10 9 6

25 to 34 years

23 26 16

35 to 44 years

29 28 17

45 to 54 years

48 41 25

55 to 64 years

49 29 18

65 and over

23 26 16
Race or ethnic origin(5)

White (non-Hispanic)

150 133 82

Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)

13 13 8

Hispanic or Latino

14 13 8

Asian (non-Hispanic)

7 4 2

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. CFOI fatality counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event.

Last Modified Date: January 15, 2014

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