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 2012(p)
Metropolitan Areas(1) Total fatalities(2) Transportation incidents Violence and other injuries by persons or animals Falls, slips, trips Exposure to harmful substances or environments Contact with objects and equipment

United States(3)

4,383 1,789 767 668 320 712

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

178 49 50 38 14 22

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas

90 24 13 20 6 20

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, Calif.

81 29 16 17 6 11

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

81 20 23 16 8 8

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

73 25 15 13 9 9

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

68 21 15 16 8 8

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Fla.

64 16 10 15 11 10

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas

56 22 10 10 6 7

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Ga.

38 10 12 9 - 4

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

15 5 3 4 - 2

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 4,383 fatal work injuries for 2012.
(3) Also includes fatalities occurring in nonmetropolitan areas.
(p) Data for 2012 are preliminary.
 

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, 2011-2012
Event or exposure(1) 2011(2) 2012(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

66 73 100

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals

22 15 21

Intentional injury by person

22 14 19

Intentional injury by other person

16 12 16

Shooting by other person—intentional

12 10 14

Stabbing, cutting, slashing, piercing

2 2 3

Animal and insect related incidents

- 1 1

Bites and stings

- 1 1

Other animal bites, nonvenomous

- 1 1

Transportation incidents

18 25 34

Aircraft incidents

- 1 1

Aircraft crash during takeoff or landing

- 1 1

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

- 1 1

Animal and other non-motorized vehicle transportation incidents

1 1 1

Animal transportation incident

1 1 1

Thrown, fell, or jumped from animal being ridden

1 1 1

Pedestrian vehicular incident

3 6 8

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on side of road

- 2 3

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle on side of road

- 2 3

Roadway incident involving motorized land vehicle

13 13 18

Roadway collision with other vehicle

10 7 10

Roadway collision—moving in same direction

1 2 3

Roadway collision—moving perpendicularly

- 2 3

Roadway collision—moving and standing vehicle on side of roadway

1 1 1

Roadway collision with object other than vehicle

2 6 8

Vehicle struck object or animal on side of roadway

- 6 8

Nonroadway incident involving motorized land vehicle

- 4 5

Nonroadway noncollision incident

- - -

Fall or jump from and struck by same vehicle in normal operation, nonroadway

- 1 1

Fire or explosion

1 2 3

Fire

- 2 3

Collapsing building, structure, or structural element during fire

- 2 3

Falls, slips, trips

12 13 18

Falls on same level

3 5 7

Fall on same level due to slipping

- 1 1

Falls to lower level

9 8 11

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment

1 - -

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 6 to 10 feet

- 1 1

Other fall to lower level

8 6 8

Other fall to lower level 21 to 25 feet

- 1 1

Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet

3 3 4

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

- 9 12

Exposure to electricity

- 7 10

Direct exposure to electricity

- 2 3

Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts

- 2 3

Indirect exposure to electricity

- 5 7

Indirect exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts

- 5 7

Contact with objects and equipment

11 9 12

Struck by object or equipment

10 6 8

Struck by powered vehicle—nontransport

3 - -

Struck by other falling powered vehicle

- 1 1

Struck by rolling object or equipment—other than powered vehicle

- 2 3

Struck by falling object or equipment

6 2 3

Struck by object falling from vehicle or machineryother than vehicle part

3 1 1

Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects

- 3 4

Caught in running equipment or machinery

- 3 4

Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation

- 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 3. Fatal occupational injuries by industry, Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, 2011-2012
Industry(1) 2011(2) 2012(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

66 73 100

Private industry

60 63 86

Goods-producing

13 23 32

Natural resources and mining

1 3 4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

1 3 4

Crop production

- 2 3

Fruit and tree nut farming

- 1 1

Noncitrus fruit and tree nut farming

- 1 1

Greenhouse, nursery, and floriculture production

- 1 1

Food crops grown under cover

- 1 1

Mushroom production

- 1 1

Support activities for agriculture and forestry

- 1 1

Support activities for animal production

- 1 1

Support activities for animal production

- 1 1

Construction

6 16 22

Construction

6 16 22

Construction of buildings

- 1 1

Nonresidential building construction

- 1 1

Commercial and institutional building construction

- 1 1

Heavy and civil engineering construction

- 1 1

Utility system construction

- 1 1

Water and sewer line and related structures construction

- 1 1

Specialty trade contractors

3 14 19

Foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors

1 6 8

Roofing contractors

1 3 4

Building equipment contractors

- 3 4

Building finishing contractors

- 3 4

Drywall and insulation contractors

- - -

Nonresidential drywall and insulation contractors

- 1 1

Manufacturing

6 4 5

Manufacturing

6 4 5

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

- 1 1

Glass and glass product manufacturing

- 1 1

Glass and glass product manufacturing

- 1 1

Glass container manufacturing

- 1 1

Service-providing

47 40 55

Trade, transportation, and utilities

26 18 25

Wholesale trade

- 3 4

Merchant wholesalers, durable goods

- 3 4

Retail trade

13 5 7

Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers

- 1 1

Building material and supplies dealers

- 1 1

Food and beverage stores

11 3 4

Grocery stores

11 3 4

Convenience stores

6 3 4

General merchandise stores

- 1 1

Other general merchandise stores

- 1 1

Warehouse clubs and superstores

- 1 1

Transportation and warehousing

10 10 14

Air transportation

- 1 1

Nonscheduled air transportation

- 1 1

Nonscheduled air transportation

- 1 1

Nonscheduled chartered passenger air transportation

- 1 1

Rail transportation

- 1 1

Rail transportation

- 1 1

Rail transportation

- 1 1

Line-haul railroads

- 1 1

Truck transportation

4 4 5

Specialized freight trucking

- - -

Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, local

- 1 1

Transit and ground passenger transportation

4 2 3

Taxi and limousine service

3 2 3

Taxi service

2 1 1

Limousine service

1 1 1

Real estate and rental and leasing

- - -

Real estate

- 1 1

Activities related to real estate

- 1 1

Real estate property managers

- 1 1

Residential property managers

- 1 1

Professional and business services

9 5 7

Administrative and waste services

7 5 7

Administrative and support services

4 5 7

Services to buildings and dwellings

4 5 7

Landscaping services

3 4 5

Education and health services

- 3 4

Leisure and hospitality

1 8 11

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

1 2 3

Performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries

1 2 3

Spectator sports

1 1 1

Spectator sports

1 1 1

Promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events

- 1 1

Promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events without facilities

- 1 1

Accommodation and food services

- 6 8

Food services and drinking places

- 6 8

Limited-service eating places

- 1 1

Limited-service eating places

- 1 1

Limited-service restaurants

- 1 1

Special food services

- - -

Caterers

- 1 1

Drinking places (alcoholic beverages)

- 1 1

Drinking places (alcoholic beverages)

- 1 1

Other services, except public administration

4 4 5

Other services, except public administration

4 4 5

Repair and maintenance

- - -

Automotive repair and maintenance

- - -

Other automotive repair and maintenance

- 1 1

Automotive oil change and lubrication shops

- 1 1

Personal and laundry services

- - -

Personal care services

- 1 1

Hair, nail, and skin care services

- 1 1

Beauty salons

- 1 1

Government(3)

6 10 14

Federal government

1 1 1

Service-providing

1 1 1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

- 1 1

Transportation and warehousing

- 1 1

Postal service

- 1 1

Postal service

- 1 1

Postal service

- 1 1

State government

- 1 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

Local government

5 8 11

Service-providing

5 8 11

Trade, transportation, and utilities

3 1 1

Transportation and warehousing

- 1 1

Support activities for transportation

- 1 1

Support activities for water transportation

- 1 1

Port and harbor operations

- 1 1

Public administration

2 6 8

Public administration

2 6 8

Justice, public order, and safety activities

2 6 8

Justice, public order, and safety activities

2 6 8

Police protection

1 4 5

Fire protection

- 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 2011 are revised and final.
(3) 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 4. Fatal occupational injuries by occupation, Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, 2011-2012
Occupation(1) 2011(2) 2012(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

66 73 100

Management occupations

4 4 5

Other management occupations

- 4 5

Agricultural managers

- 1 1

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

- 1 1

Construction managers

- 1 1

Construction managers

- 1 1

Food service managers

- 1 1

Food service managers

- 1 1

Business and financial operations occupations

- 1 1

Business operations specialists

- 1 1

Meeting and convention planners

- 1 1

Meeting, convention, and event planners

- 1 1

Community and social services occupations

- - -

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

- 1 1

Miscellaneous community and social service specialists

- 1 1

Protective service occupations

2 6 8

First-line supervisors of protective service workers

1 1 1

First-line supervisors of fire fighting and prevention workers

- 1 1

First-line supervisors of fire fighting and prevention workers

- 1 1

Fire fighting and prevention workers

- 1 1

Firefighters

- 1 1

Firefighters

- 1 1

Law enforcement workers

1 4 5

Police officers

- 4 5

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

- 4 5

Food preparation and serving related occupations

1 3 4

Food and beverage serving workers

1 2 3

Bartenders

- 1 1

Bartenders

- 1 1

Fast food and counter workers

1 1 1

Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food

1 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

4 6 8

Grounds maintenance workers

3 3 4

Grounds maintenance workers

3 3 4

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

1 1 1

Personal care and service occupations

- 2 3

Animal care and service workers

- 1 1

Animal trainers

- 1 1

Animal trainers

- 1 1

Personal appearance workers

- 1 1

Barbers and cosmetologists

- 1 1

Barbers

- 1 1

Sales and related occupations

11 3 4

Supervisors of sales workers

7 1 1

First-line supervisors of sales workers

7 1 1

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

7 1 1

Retail sales workers

1 2 3

Cashiers

- 2 3

Cashiers

- 2 3

Office and administrative support occupations

5 - -

Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers

5 - -

Postal service workers

- 1 1

Postal service mail carriers

- 1 1

Construction and extraction occupations

8 16 22

Supervisors of construction and extraction workers

- 3 4

First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

- 3 4

First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

- 3 4

Construction trades workers

6 11 15

Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons

- - -

Brickmasons and blockmasons

- 1 1

Electricians

- 2 3

Electricians

- 2 3

Other construction and related workers

- 2 3

Elevator installers and repairers

- 1 1

Elevator installers and repairers

- 1 1

Highway maintenance workers

- 1 1

Highway maintenance workers

- 1 1

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

7 5 7

Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers

3 4 5

Automotive technicians and repairers

- 3 4

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

- 3 4

Production occupations

6 3 4

Transportation and material moving occupations

13 17 23

Supervisors of transportation and material moving workers

2 1 1

First-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators

1 1 1

First-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators

1 1 1

Air transportation workers

- 1 1

Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

- 1 1

Commercial pilots

- 1 1

Motor vehicle operators

7 12 16

Driver/sales workers and truck drivers

5 10 14

Driver/sales workers

- 1 1

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

3 6 8

Light truck or delivery services drivers

- 3 4

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

- 2 3

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

- 2 3

Rail transportation workers

- 1 1

Railroad conductors and yardmasters

- 1 1

Railroad conductors and yardmasters

- 1 1

Footnotes:
(1) Occupation data 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 5. Fatal occupational injuries by worker characteristics, Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, 2011-2012
Worker characteristics 2011(1) 2012(p)
Number Number Percent

Total

66 73 100
Employee status      

Wage and salary workers(2)

52 64 88

Self-employed(3)

14 9 12
Gender      

Men

60 66 90

Women

6 7 10
Age(4)      

20 to 24 years

2 3 4

25 to 34 years

7 14 19

35 to 44 years

12 17 23

45 to 54 years

24 21 29

55 to 64 years

14 11 15

65 and over

6 7 10
Race or ethnic origin(5)      

White (non-Hispanic)

39 39 53

Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)

9 16 22

Hispanic or Latino

11 13 18

Asian or Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic)

5 5 7

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. 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.