Fatal Occupation Injuries by Characteristics and Event or Exposure for 2001

Worker characteristics

Total fatalities (number)

Event or exposure1
(percent)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transpor- tation incidents2

Assaults and violent acts3

Contact with objects and equipment

Falls

Exposure to harmful sub- stances or environ- ments

Fires and explosions

Total

110

51.8

7.3

19.1

13.6

4.5

3.6

Employee Status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wage and Salary Workers4

79

55.7

5.1

21.5

10.1

3.8

3.8

Self-employed5

31

41.9

12.9

12.9

22.6

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Sex

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men

106

51.9

7.5

19.8

12.3

4.7

3.8

Women

4

--

--

--

--

--

--

Age

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under 16 years

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

16 to 17 years

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

18 to 19 years

3

--

--

--

--

--

--

20 to 24 years

7

42.9

--

--

--

--

--

25 to 34 years

20

55.0

--

20.0

--

--

--

35 to 44 years

21

38.1

14.3

28.6

--

--

--

45 to 54 years

24

58.3

--

16.7

16.7

--

--

55 to 64 years

22

54.5

13.6

--

13.6

--

--

65 years and over

12

50.0

--

25.0

25.0

--

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Race

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White, non-Hispanic

96

54.2

5.2

17.7

14.6

5.2

3.1

Black, non-Hispanic

3

--

--

--

--

--

--

Hispanic or Latino

8

--

--

37.5

--

--

--

American Indian or Alaska Native

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Asian

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

--

--

--

--

--

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1 Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
2 Includes highway, nonhighway, air, water, and rail fatalities. 
3 Includes violence by persons, self-inflicted injury, and assaults by animals.
4 May include volunteers and other workers receiving compensation.
5 Includes paid and unpaid family workers, and may include owners of incorporated businesses, or members of partnerships.

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.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with State and Federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries


 Updated June 03, 2014
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