Workplace Fatalities in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD – Full Tables

Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries by selected event groups in the 10 largest metropolitan areas in 2013(p)
Metropolitan Areas(1) Total fatalities(2) Transportation incidents Violence and other injuries by persons or animals Falls, slips, trips Contact with objects and equipment Exposure to harmful substances or environments

United States(3)

4,405 1,740 753 699 717 330

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

152 49 38 31 18 13

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, Calif.

102 28 22 24 15 12

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

95 31 23 11 19 6

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas

86 24 22 9 16 9

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

83 15 34 15 13 4

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Fla.

78 31 16 18 6 5

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas

72 19 15 16 12 6

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

62 19 16 13 7 5

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

42 9 15 9 6 2

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Ga.

29 9 8 4 8 -

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 4,405 fatal work injuries for 2013.
(3) Also includes fatalities occurring in nonmetropolitan areas.
(p) Data for 2013 are preliminary. Revised and final 2013 data are scheduled to be released in spring 2015.
 

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, 2012-2013
Event or exposure(1) 2012(2) 2013(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

77 62 100

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals

16 16 26

Intentional injury by person

15 16 26

Homicides

13 9 15

Shooting by other person--intentional

11 7 11

Stabbing, cutting, slashing, piercing

2 1 2

Hitting, kicking, beating, shoving

- 1 2

Suicides

- 7 11

Hanging, strangulation, asphyxiation--intentional self-harm

- 3 5

Transportation incidents

25 19 31

Pedestrian vehicular incident

6 7 11

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone

- 4 6

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in work zone

- 2 3

Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in work zone

- 2 3

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in roadway

- 1 2

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in roadway

- 1 2

Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

13 8 13

Roadway collision with other vehicle

7 6 10

Roadway collision--moving perpendicularly

2 2 3

Roadway collision--moving and standing vehicle in roadway

- 2 3

Nonroadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

4 3 5

Nonroadway collision with object other than vehicle

- 1 2

Fires and explosions

2 2 3

Fires

2 2 3

Collapsing building, structure, or structural element during fire

2 2 3

Falls, slips, trips

14 13 21

Falls to lower level

8 11 18

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment

- 2 3

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 26 to 30 feet

- 1 2

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment more than 30 feet

- 1 2

Other fall to lower level

6 8 13

Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet

- 4 6

Other fall to lower level 11 to 15 feet

- 1 2

Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet

3 1 2

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

11 5 8

Exposure to electricity

7 3 5

Direct exposure to electricity

2 3 5

Contact with objects and equipment

9 7 11

Struck by object or equipment

6 4 6

Struck by powered vehicle--nontransport

- 1 2

Caught between rolling powered vehicle and other object

- 1 2

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

2 - -

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

1 1 2

Struck by discharged or flying object

- 1 2

Struck by dislodged flying object, particle

- 1 2

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

- 3 5

Excavation or trenching cave-in

- 1 2

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

- 2 3

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 3. Fatal occupational injuries by industry, Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, 2012-2013
Industry(1) 2012(2) 2013(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

77 62 100

Private industry

66 57 92

Goods-producing

22 18 29

Natural resources and mining

3 3 5

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

3 3 5

Crop production

2 3 5

Oilseed and grain farming

- 1 2

Other grain farming

- 1 2

Construction

15 11 18

Construction

15 11 18

Construction of buildings

1 1 2

Nonresidential building construction

1 1 2

Commercial and institutional building construction

1 1 2

Heavy and civil engineering construction

1 4 6

Highway, street, and bridge construction

- 4 6

Highway, street, and bridge construction

- 4 6

Specialty trade contractors

13 6 10

Foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors

6 3 5

Roofing contractors

3 3 5

Residential roofing contractors

3 1 2

Other specialty trade contractors

- 1 2

Site preparation contractors

- 1 2

Nonresidential site preparation contractors

- 1 2

Manufacturing

4 4 6

Manufacturing

4 4 6

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

- 1 2

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

- 1 2

Machine shops

- 1 2

Computer and electronic product manufacturing

- 1 2

Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing

- 1 2

Semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing

- 1 2

Semiconductor and related device manufacturing

- 1 2

Service-providing

44 39 63

Trade, transportation, and utilities

19 23 37

Retail trade

6 12 19

Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers

1 1 2

Building material and supplies dealers

1 1 2

Food and beverage stores

4 2 3

Grocery stores

4 1 2

Convenience stores

3 1 2

Specialty food stores

- 1 2

Fruit and vegetable markets

- 1 2

Health and personal care stores

- 2 3

Health and personal care stores

- 2 3

Pharmacies and drug stores

- 1 2

Cosmetics, beauty supplies, and perfume stores

- 1 2

Gasoline stations

- 2 3

Gasoline stations

- 2 3

Gasoline stations with convenience stores

- 2 3

Miscellaneous store retailers

- - -

Florists

- 1 2

Florists

- 1 2

Nonstore retailers

- 2 3

Direct selling establishments

- 2 3

Fuel dealers

- 1 2

Transportation and warehousing

10 9 15

Transit and ground passenger transportation

2 2 3

Taxi and limousine service

2 2 3

Taxi service

1 2 3

Support activities for transportation

- 1 2

Support activities for water transportation

- 1 2

Marine cargo handling

- 1 2

Utilities

- 1 2

Utilities

- 1 2

Electric power generation, transmission and distribution

- 1 2

Electric power transmission, control, and distribution

- 1 2

Financial activities

4 3 5

Real estate and rental and leasing

3 3 5

Real estate

- 3 5

Lessors of real estate

- 1 2

Lessors of residential buildings and dwellings

- 1 2

Activities related to real estate

1 2 3

Real estate property managers

1 2 3

Residential property managers

1 1 2

Nonresidential property managers

- 1 2

Professional and business services

5 6 10

Administrative and waste services

5 6 10

Administrative and support services

5 5 8

Employment services

- - -

Temporary help services

- 1 2

Services to buildings and dwellings

5 3 5

Landscaping services

4 3 5

Educational and health services

3 3 5

Educational services

- 1 2

Educational services

- 1 2

Colleges, universities, and professional schools

- 1 2

Colleges, universities, and professional schools

- 1 2

Health care and social assistance

- 2 3

Ambulatory health care services

- 2 3

Offices of physicians

- 1 2

Offices of physicians

- 1 2

Offices of other health practitioners

- 1 2

Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists

- 1 2

Leisure and hospitality

8 2 3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

2 1 2

Performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries

2 1 2

Spectator sports

1 1 2

Spectator sports

1 1 2

Accommodation and food services

6 1 2

Accommodation

- 1 2

Traveler accommodation

- 1 2

Hotels (except casino hotels) and motels

- 1 2

Government(3)

11 5 8

State government

1 1 2

Service-providing

- 1 2

Trade, transportation, and utilities

- 1 2

Retail trade

- 1 2

Food and beverage stores

- 1 2

Beer, wine, and liquor stores

- 1 2

Beer, wine, and liquor stores

- 1 2

Local government

9 4 6

Service-providing

9 4 6

Professional and business services

- 1 2

Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services

- 1 2

Administrative and support services

- 1 2

Services to buildings and dwellings

- 1 2

Exterminating and pest control services

- 1 2

Public administration

6 2 3

Public administration

6 2 3

Justice, public order, and safety activities

6 2 3

Justice, public order, and safety activities

6 2 3

Fire protection

2 2 3

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 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 4. Fatal occupational injuries by occupation, Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, 2012-2013
Occupation(1) 2012(2) 2013(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

77 62 100

Management occupations

3 4 6

Other management occupations

3 4 6

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

1 3 5

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

1 3 5

Property, real estate, and community association managers

- 1 2

Property, real estate, and community association managers

- 1 2

Architecture and engineering occupations

- 1 2

Engineers

- 1 2

Electrical and electronics engineers

- 1 2

Electrical engineers

- 1 2

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

- 1 2

Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers

- 1 2

Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers

- 1 2

Athletes and sports competitors

- 1 2

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

- 1 2

Health diagnosing and treating practitioners

- 1 2

Physicians and surgeons

- 1 2

Family and general practitioners

- 1 2

Protective service occupations

6 2 3

Supervisors of protective service workers

1 2 3

First-line supervisors of fire fighting and prevention workers

1 2 3

First-line supervisors of fire fighting and prevention workers

1 2 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3 1 2

Cooks

- 1 2

Food preparation workers

- 1 2

Food preparation workers

- 1 2

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

6 4 6

Supervisors of building and grounds cleaning and maintenance workers

- 1 2

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

- 1 2

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

- 1 2

Building cleaning and pest control workers

- 1 2

Pest control workers

- 1 2

Pest control workers

- 1 2

Grounds maintenance workers

3 - -

Grounds maintenance workers

3 - -

Tree trimmers and pruners

- 1 2

Sales and related occupations

4 7 11

Supervisors of sales workers

2 4 6

First-line supervisors of sales workers

2 4 6

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

1 4 6

Retail sales workers

2 2 3

Cashiers

2 2 3

Cashiers

2 2 3

Other sales and related workers

- 1 2

Miscellaneous sales and related workers

- 1 2

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

- 1 2

Office and administrative support occupations

3 - -

Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers

- 1 2

Stock clerks and order fillers

- 1 2

Stock clerks and order fillers

- 1 2

Construction and extraction occupations

16 13 21

Supervisors of construction and extraction workers

3 4 6

First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

3 4 6

First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

3 4 6

Construction trades workers

11 8 13

Construction laborers

- 1 2

Construction laborers

- 1 2

Electricians

2 3 5

Electricians

2 3 5

Roofers

- 3 5

Roofers

- 3 5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

7 5 8

Other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

- 4 6

Line installers and repairers

- 1 2

Electrical power-line installers and repairers

- 1 2

Maintenance and repair workers, general

- 3 5

Maintenance and repair workers, general

- 3 5

Production occupations

3 3 5

Supervisors of production workers

- 1 2

First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

- 1 2

First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

- 1 2

Transportation and material moving occupations

18 18 29

Motor vehicle operators

12 9 15

Driver/sales workers and truck drivers

10 5 8

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

6 3 5

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

2 3 5

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

2 3 5

Miscellaneous motor vehicle operators

- 1 2

Other transportation workers

- 1 2

Automotive and watercraft service attendants

- 1 2

Automotive and watercraft service attendants

- 1 2

Material moving workers

3 7 11

Industrial truck and tractor operators

- 3 5

Industrial truck and tractor operators

- 3 5

Laborers and material movers, hand

- 3 5

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

- 3 5

Refuse and recyclable material collectors

- 1 2

Refuse and recyclable material collectors

- 1 2

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 5. Fatal occupational injuries by worker characteristics, Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, 2012-2013
Worker characteristics 2012(1) 2013(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

77 62 100
Employee status      

Wage and salary workers(2)

67 52 84

Self-employed(3)

10 10 16
Gender      

Men

70 59 95

Women

7 3 5
Age(4)      

20 to 24 years

3 1 2

25 to 34 years

14 10 16

35 to 44 years

18 14 23

45 to 54 years

23 20 32

55 to 64 years

12 9 15

65 and over

7 8 13
Race or ethnic origin(5)      

White (non-Hispanic)

43 42 68

Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)

16 10 16

Hispanic or Latino

13 5 8

Asian (non-Hispanic)

5 5 8

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.