Fatal Occupation Injuries by Nature of Injury and Body Part for 2001

Nature of Injury

Number

Percent

Total Traumatic Injuries and Disorders

110

100%

Traumatic Injuries to bones, nerves, spinal cord

7

6%

Multiple traumatic injuries to bones, nerves, spinal cord

4

4%

Open Wounds

5

5%

Gunshot

5

5%

Burns

6

5%

Heat burns, scalds

5

5%

Intracranial injuries

16

15%

Multiple intracranial injuries

14

13%

Multiple traumatic injuries and disorders

41

37%

Intracranial injuries and injuries to internal organs

30

27%

Other traumatic injuries and disorders

35

32%

Asphyxiations/strangulations/suffocations

6

5%

Internal injuries to organs and blood vessels of the trunk

26

24%

 

 

Part of Body

Total

Percent

Total Part of Body Fatalities

110

100%

Head

18

16%

Cranial region

16

15%

Neck, including Throat

4

4%

Trunk

32

29%

Chest

23

21%

Multiple trunk locations

5

5%

Upper extremities

-

-

Body systems

9

8%

Multiple body parts

46

42%

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

Percentages may not add to totals because of rounding.

Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics Classification Structure.


 Updated November 20, 2008
 Division of Worker's Compensation
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