Workplace Fatalities in Pennsylvania – Full Tables

 

Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries by event or exposure, Pennsylvania, 2012-2013
Event or exposure(1) 2012(2) 2013(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

194 178 100

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals

29 29 16

Intentional injury by person

27 29 16

Homicides

18 15 8

Shooting by other person--intentional

16 12 7

Stabbing, cutting, slashing, piercing

1 1 1

Suicides

9 14 8

Shooting--intentional self-harm

- 4 2

Hanging, strangulation, asphyxiation--intentional self-harm

- 7 4

Transportation incidents

72 70 39

Aircraft incidents

2 2 1

Pedestrian struck by aircraft or propeller

- 1 1

Other in-flight crash

- 1 1

Other in-flight crash into structure, object, or ground

- 1 1

Pedestrian vehicular incident

18 9 5

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone

4 3 2

Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in work zone

- 1 1

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in roadway

3 1 1

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in roadway

- 1 1

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on side of road

3 1 1

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle on side of road

2 1 1

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area

7 4 2

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in nonroadway area

- 2 1

Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area

4 2 1

Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

36 45 25

Roadway collision with other vehicle

21 26 15

Roadway collision--moving in same direction

7 5 3

Roadway collision--moving in opposite directions, oncoming

8 13 7

Roadway collision--moving perpendicularly

2 3 2

Roadway collision--moving and standing vehicle in roadway

- 5 3

Roadway collision with object other than vehicle

13 18 10

Vehicle struck object or animal on side of roadway

13 18 10

Nonroadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

12 13 7

Nonroadway collision with other vehicle

- 1 1

Moving in same direction, nonroadway

- 1 1

Nonroadway noncollision incident

9 12 7

Jack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway

6 6 3

Ran off driving surface, nonroadway

- 1 1

Fall or jump from vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway

- 3 2

Fires and explosions

6 4 2

Fires

2 2 1

Collapsing building, structure, or structural element during fire

2 2 1

Explosions

4 2 1

Explosion of nonpressurized vapors, gases, or liquids

3 2 1

Falls, slips, trips

32 25 14

Falls on same level

11 3 2

Falls to lower level

21 22 12

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment

4 3 2

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment more than 30 feet

- 2 1

Fall through surface or existing opening

- 3 2

Fall through surface or existing opening 21 to 25 feet

- 1 1

Other fall to lower level

15 16 9

Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet

- 4 2

Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet

3 4 2

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

19 19 11

Exposure to electricity

10 11 6

Direct exposure to electricity

5 6 3

Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts

5 3 2

Indirect exposure to electricity

5 5 3

Indirect exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts

5 5 3

Exposure to other harmful substances

6 6 3

Nonmedical use of drugs or alcohol--unintentional overdose

3 5 3

Contact with objects and equipment

36 31 17

Struck by object or equipment

28 22 12

Struck by powered vehicle--nontransport

9 8 4

Caught between rolling powered vehicle and other object

- 1 1

Struck by falling part of powered vehicle still attached

- 4 2

Struck by other falling powered vehicle

2 2 1

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

15 14 8

Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects

7 6 3

Caught in running equipment or machinery

5 5 3

Caught in running equipment or machinery during maintenance, cleaning

5 4 2

Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation

- 1 1

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

1 3 2

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

- 3 2

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 2. Fatal occupational injuries by industry, Pennsylvania, 2012-2013
Industry(1) 2012(2) 2013(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

194 178 100

Private industry

178 164 92

Goods-producing

70 64 36

Natural resources and mining

26 20 11

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

22 18 10

Crop production

6 7 4

Oilseed and grain farming

- - -

Other grain farming

- 1 1

Fruit and tree nut farming

- 1 1

Noncitrus fruit and tree nut farming

- 1 1

Fruit and tree nut combination farming

- 1 1

Greenhouse, nursery, and floriculture production

1 1 1

Nursery and floriculture production

- 1 1

Nursery and tree production

- 1 1

Other crop farming

5 3 2

All other crop farming

5 3 2

Animal production

10 4 2

Cattle ranching and farming

9 3 2

Dairy cattle and milk production

4 3 2

Other animal production

1 1 1

Forestry and logging

3 6 3

Logging

3 6 3

Logging

3 6 3

Support activities for agriculture and forestry

3 1 1

Support activities for animal production

- 1 1

Support activities for animal production

- 1 1

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction3

4 2 1

Mining (except oil and gas)

1 2 1

Coal mining

1 1 1

Coal mining

1 1 1

Bituminous coal and lignite surface mining

- 1 1

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying

- 1 1

Stone mining and quarrying

- 1 1

Dimension stone mining and quarrying

- 1 1

Construction

29 25 14

Construction

29 25 14

Construction of buildings

5 6 3

Residential building construction

4 4 2

Residential building construction

4 4 2

Residential remodelers

4 4 2

Highway, street, and bridge construction

1 1 1

Highway, street, and bridge construction

1 1 1

Specialty trade contractors

19 17 10

Foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors

8 8 4

Poured concrete foundation and structure contractors

- 1 1

Framing contractors

- 1 1

Residential framing contractors

- 1 1

Masonry contractors

- 1 1

Roofing contractors

4 5 3

Residential roofing contractors

- 1 1

Nonresidential roofing contractors

- 4 2

Building equipment contractors

5 4 2

Electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors

4 3 2

Plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors

1 1 1

Residential plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors

- 1 1

Other specialty trade contractors

4 5 3

Site preparation contractors

3 3 2

Manufacturing

15 19 11

Manufacturing

15 19 11

Wood product manufacturing

1 6 3

Sawmills and wood preservation

- 4 2

Sawmills and wood preservation

- 4 2

Sawmills

- 4 2

Veneer, plywood, and engineered wood product manufacturing

- 1 1

Veneer, plywood, and engineered wood product manufacturing

- 1 1

Printing and related support activities

1 1 1

Printing and related support activities

1 1 1

Printing

- 1 1

Commercial gravure printing

- 1 1

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

- 4 2

Cement and concrete product manufacturing

- 3 2

Ready-mix concrete manufacturing

- 3 2

Other nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

- 1 1

All other nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

- 1 1

Cut stone and stone product manufacturing

- 1 1

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

- 4 2

Machine shops; turned product; and screw, nut, and bolt manufacturing

- 1 1

Machine shops

- 1 1

Machinery manufacturing

- - -

Engine, turbine, and power transmission equipment manufacturing

- 1 1

Engine, turbine, and power transmission equipment manufacturing

- 1 1

Service-providing

108 100 56

Trade, transportation, and utilities

47 57 32

Wholesale trade

8 3 2

Merchant wholesalers, durable goods

5 3 2

Motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies merchant wholesalers

- 3 2

Motor vehicle supplies and new parts merchant wholesalers

- 2 1

Retail trade

8 16 9

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

- 1 1

Automobile dealers

- 1 1

New car dealers

- 1 1

Furniture and home furnishings stores

- 1 1

Furniture stores

- 1 1

Furniture stores

- 1 1

Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers

- 3 2

Building material and supplies dealers

- 3 2

Hardware stores

- 1 1

Food and beverage stores

- - -

Specialty food stores

- 1 1

Fruit and vegetable markets

- 1 1

Health and personal care stores

- 2 1

Health and personal care stores

- 2 1

Pharmacies and drug stores

- 1 1

Cosmetics, beauty supplies, and perfume stores

- 1 1

Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores

- 1 1

Sporting goods, hobby, and musical instrument stores

- 1 1

Sporting goods stores

- 1 1

Miscellaneous store retailers

1 - -

Florists

- 1 1

Florists

- 1 1

Nonstore retailers

- 3 2

Direct selling establishments

- 3 2

Transportation and warehousing

31 35 20

Air transportation

2 1 1

Nonscheduled air transportation

2 1 1

Nonscheduled air transportation

2 1 1

Nonscheduled chartered passenger air transportation

2 1 1

Truck transportation

19 22 12

General freight trucking

10 10 6

General freight trucking, long-distance

9 10 6

General freight trucking, long-distance, truckload

4 7 4

Specialized freight trucking

9 12 7

Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, local

- 5 3

Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, long-distance

8 7 4

Transit and ground passenger transportation

5 6 3

Taxi and limousine service

2 4 2

Taxi service

1 4 2

School and employee bus transportation

3 1 1

School and employee bus transportation

3 1 1

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

1 1 1

Scenic and sightseeing transportation, other

- 1 1

Utilities

- 3 2

Utilities

- 3 2

Natural gas distribution

- 1 1

Natural gas distribution

- 1 1

Information

- 1 1

Other information services

- 1 1

Other information services

- 1 1

Libraries and archives

- 1 1

Financial activities

5 - -

Real estate and rental and leasing

4 - -

Real estate

3 - -

Lessors of real estate

- - -

Lessors of residential buildings and dwellings

- 1 1

Professional and business services

30 18 10

Professional, scientific, and technical services

6 4 2

Professional, scientific, and technical services

6 4 2

Architectural, engineering, and related services

- 3 2

Other professional, scientific, and technical services

- 1 1

Veterinary services

- 1 1

Administrative and waste services

24 14 8

Administrative and support services

21 12 7

Employment services

- - -

Temporary help services

- 1 1

Services to buildings and dwellings

17 9 5

Landscaping services

13 7 4

Waste management and remediation services

3 - -

Remediation and other waste management services

- - -

All other waste management services

- 1 1

Septic tank and related services

- 1 1

Educational and health services

7 4 2

Educational services

- 2 1

Educational services

- 2 1

Colleges, universities, and professional schools

- 2 1

Colleges, universities, and professional schools

- 2 1

Leisure and hospitality

11 9 5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

4 4 2

Performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries

- 1 1

Spectator sports

- 1 1

Spectator sports

- 1 1

Amusement, gambling, and recreation industries

2 3 2

Other amusement and recreation industries

2 3 2

Golf courses and country clubs

1 3 2

Accommodation and food services

7 5 3

Food services and drinking places

7 3 2

Limited-service eating places

2 - -

Limited-service eating places

2 - -

Snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars

- 1 1

Other services, except public administration

8 9 5

Other services, except public administration

8 9 5

Repair and maintenance

5 5 3

Personal and household goods repair and maintenance

- 1 1

Personal and laundry services

1 3 2

Personal care services

1 3 2

Hair, nail, and skin care services

1 2 1

Barber shops

- 1 1

Nail salons

- 1 1

Other personal care services

- 1 1

Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations

2 1 1

Religious organizations

2 1 1

Religious organizations

2 1 1

Government(4)

16 14 8

State government

3 1 1

Service-providing

1 1 1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

- 1 1

Retail trade

- 1 1

Food and beverage stores

- 1 1

Beer, wine, and liquor stores

- 1 1

Beer, wine, and liquor stores

- 1 1

Local government

13 11 6

Service-providing

12 11 6

Educational and health services

- 3 2

Public administration

9 6 3

Justice, public order, and safety activities

9 5 3

Justice, public order, and safety activities

9 5 3

Police protection

5 2 1

Fire protection

4 3 2

Administration of housing programs, urban planning, and community development

- 1 1

Administration of housing programs, urban planning, and community development

- 1 1

Administration of urban planning and community and rural development

- 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 at all establishments categorized as Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (Sector 21) in the North American Industry Classification System 2007, 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 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 occupation, Pennsylvania, 2012-2013
Occupation(1) 2012(2) 2013(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

194 178 100

Management occupations

20 21 12

Operations specialties managers

- - -

Industrial production managers

- 1 1

Industrial production managers

- 1 1

Other management occupations

16 16 9

Agricultural managers

11 10 6

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

11 10 6

Construction managers

1 1 1

Construction managers

1 1 1

Property, real estate, and community association managers

- 1 1

Property, real estate, and community association managers

- 1 1

Architecture and engineering occupations

- - -

Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians

- - -

Surveying and mapping technicians

- 1 1

Surveying and mapping technicians

- 1 1

Community and social services occupations

5 1 1

Religious workers

- 1 1

Clergy

- 1 1

Clergy

- 1 1

Education, training, and library occupations

- 1 1

Librarians, curators, and archivists

- 1 1

Librarians

- 1 1

Librarians

- 1 1

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

1 3 2

Art and design workers

- 1 1

Artists and related workers

- 1 1

Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers

1 2 1

Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers

- 2 1

Athletes and sports competitors

- 1 1

Coaches and scouts

- 1 1

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

2 6 3

Health diagnosing and treating practitioners

1 3 2

Veterinarians

- 1 1

Veterinarians

- 1 1

Health technologists and technicians

1 3 2

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

1 2 1

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

1 2 1

Protective service occupations

13 7 4

Supervisors of protective service workers

2 2 1

First-line supervisors of fire fighting and prevention workers

2 2 1

First-line supervisors of fire fighting and prevention workers

2 2 1

Fire fighting and prevention workers

2 1 1

Firefighters

2 1 1

Firefighters

2 1 1

Law enforcement workers

6 3 2

Bailiffs, correctional officers, and jailers

- 1 1

Correctional officers and jailers

- 1 1

Police officers

6 2 1

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

6 2 1

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

17 12 7

Supervisors of building and grounds cleaning and maintenance workers

3 3 2

First-line supervisors of building and grounds cleaning and maintenance workers

3 3 2

First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

- 3 2

Building cleaning and pest control workers

4 - -

Building cleaning workers

3 - -

Maids and housekeeping cleaners

- 1 1

Grounds maintenance workers

10 7 4

Grounds maintenance workers

10 7 4

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

4 4 2

Tree trimmers and pruners

6 3 2

Personal care and service occupations

3 - -

Personal appearance workers

1 - -

Barbers, hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists

1 1 1

Barbers

1 1 1

Sales and related occupations

7 9 5

Supervisors of sales workers

5 5 3

First-line supervisors of sales workers

5 5 3

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

2 5 3

Retail sales workers

2 3 2

Cashiers

2 2 1

Cashiers

2 2 1

Retail salespersons

- 1 1

Retail salespersons

- 1 1

Other sales and related workers

- 1 1

Miscellaneous sales and related workers

- 1 1

Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers

- 1 1

Office and administrative support occupations

- 3 2

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

11 9 5

Supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

- 1 1

First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

- 1 1

First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

- 1 1

Forest, conservation, and logging workers

5 6 3

Logging workers

5 6 3

Fallers

4 5 3

Construction and extraction occupations

34 26 15

Supervisors of construction and extraction workers

6 8 4

First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

6 8 4

First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

6 8 4

Construction trades workers

21 15 8

Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons

- 1 1

Brickmasons and blockmasons

1 1 1

Construction laborers

- 3 2

Construction laborers

- 3 2

Electricians

3 3 2

Electricians

3 3 2

Roofers

4 5 3

Roofers

4 5 3

Extraction workers

3 1 1

Mining machine operators

- 1 1

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

13 13 7

Supervisors of installation, maintenance, and repair workers

- 5 3

First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

- 5 3

First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

- 5 3

Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers

7 4 2

Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and mechanics

3 3 2

Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

3 3 2

Other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4 4 2

Industrial machinery installation, repair, and maintenance workers

2 1 1

Industrial machinery mechanics

2 1 1

Line installers and repairers

- 1 1

Electrical power-line installers and repairers

- 1 1

Production occupations

10 10 6

Metal workers and plastic workers

3 4 2

Transportation and material moving occupations

46 52 29

Air transportation workers

2 2 1

Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

2 2 1

Commercial pilots

2 2 1

Motor vehicle operators

36 41 23

Driver/sales workers and truck drivers

31 34 19

Driver/sales workers

2 3 2

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

24 28 16

Light truck or delivery services drivers

5 3 2

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

3 4 2

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

3 4 2

Miscellaneous motor vehicle operators

- 1 1

Material moving workers

6 8 4

Industrial truck and tractor operators

2 3 2

Industrial truck and tractor operators

2 3 2

Laborers and material movers, hand

- 3 2

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

1 3 2

Refuse and recyclable material collectors

- 1 1

Refuse and recyclable material collectors

- 1 1

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.
(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 4. Fatal occupational injuries by worker characteristics, Pennsylvania, 2012-2013
Worker characteristics 2012(1) 2013(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

194 178 100
Employee status      

Wage and salary workers(2)

164 138 78

Self-employed(3)

30 40 22
Gender      

Men

177 164 92

Women

17 14 8
Age(4)      

16 to 17 years

- 2 1

20 to 24 years

9 5 3

25 to 34 years

27 38 21

35 to 44 years

32 21 12

45 to 54 years

50 49 28

55 to 64 years

40 40 22

65 and over

32 23 13
Race or ethnic origin(5)      

White (non-Hispanic)

163 157 88

Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)

14 12 7

Hispanic or Latino

13 4 2

Asian (non-Hispanic)

4 5 3

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.