Fatal Work Injuries in New England – 2013

Table A. Fatal occupational injuries for the United States, New England, and the New England states, 1995-2013
State and area 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

United States

6,275 6,202 6,238 6,055 6,054 5,920 5,915 5,534 5,575 5,764 5,734 5,840 5,657 5,214 4,551 4,690 4,693 4,628 4,405

New England

155 144 163 178 192 186 150 153 188 171 167 161 163 143 139 150 155 132 131

Connecticut

32 35 32 57 38 55 41 39 36 54 46 38 38 28 34 49 37 36 26

Maine

18 23 19 26 32 26 23 30 23 16 15 20 21 24 16 20 26 19 19

Massachusetts

66 62 69 44 83 70 54 46 78 72 75 66 75 68 64 54 68 44 55

New Hampshire

12 11 23 23 14 13 9 19 19 15 18 13 14 7 6 6 9 14 14

Rhode Island

11 6 11 12 11 7 17 8 18 7 6 10 5 6 7 9 7 8 10

Vermont

16 7 9 16 14 15 6 11 14 7 7 14 10 10 12 12 8 11 7
Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries by detailed event or exposure in the United States and the New England States, 2013
Event or Exposure(1) United States Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent

Total

4,405 100 26 100 19 100 55 100 14 100 10 100 7 100

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals

753 17 7 27 2 11 20 36 -- -- -- -- -- --

Intentional injury by other person

397 9 1 4 1 5 6 11 -- -- -- -- -- --

Self-inflicted injury-intentional

270 6 4 15 -- -- 11 20 -- -- -- -- -- --

Transportation incidents

1,740 40 7 27 6 32 12 22 1 7 -- -- 4 57

Aircraft incidents

133 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Rail vehicle incidents

41 1 1 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Pedestrian vehicular incident

284 6 2 8 3 16 2 4 -- -- -- -- -- --

Water vehicle incident

60 1 -- -- -- -- 3 5 -- -- -- -- -- --

Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

991 22 3 12 -- -- 5 9 1 7 -- -- 4 57

Nonroadway incident involving motorized land vehicle

223 5 1 4 2 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Fires and explosions

148 3 -- -- -- -- 1 2 1 7 -- -- -- --

Falls, slips, trips

699 16 6 23 4 21 11 20 4 29 -- -- -- --

Falls to lower level

574 13 6 23 4 21 2 4 4 29 -- -- -- --

Fall on same level

106 2 -- -- -- -- 9 16 -- -- -- -- -- --

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

330 7 -- -- -- -- 5 9 -- -- -- -- -- --

Exposure to electricity

139 3 -- -- -- -- 1 2 -- -- -- -- -- --

Exposure to other harmful substances

121 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Contact with objects and equipment

717 16 5 19 4 21 6 11 6 43 3 30 -- --

Struck by object or equipment

503 11 3 12 4 21 3 5 4 29 -- -- -- --

Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects

131 3 2 8 -- -- 3 5 -- -- -- -- -- --

Footnotes
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 implemented for 2011 data forward.
 

Table 2. Fatal occupational injuries by selected industries in the United States and the New England States, 2013
Industry(1) United States Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent

Total

4,405 100 26 100 19 100 55 100 14 100 10 100 7 100

Private industry

3,929 89 23 88 19 100 51 93 14 100 9 90 7 100

Goods Producing

1,733 39 11 42 9 47 24 44 8 57 3 30 5 71

Natural resources and mining

633 14 2 8 5 26 6 11 3 21 -- -- -- --

Construction

796 18 7 27 4 21 14 25 4 29 -- -- -- --

Manufacturing

304 7 2 8 -- -- 4 7 -- -- -- -- -- --

Service Providing

2,196 50 12 46 10 53 27 49 6 43 6 60 -- --

Trade, transportation, and utilities

1,153 26 6 23 3 16 14 25 1 7 3 30 -- --

Information

39 1 2 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Financial activities

84 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Professional and business services

408 9 2 8 5 26 5 9 3 21 -- -- -- --

Educational and health services

131 3 -- -- -- -- 2 4 1 7 -- -- -- --

Leisure and hospitality

202 5 -- -- 2 11 1 2 -- -- 1 10 -- --

Other services except public administration

179 4 2 8 -- -- -- -- 1 7 -- -- -- --

Government(2)

476 11 3 12 -- -- 4 7 -- -- -- -- -- --

Footnotes
(1) Industry data are based on the North American Industry Classification System, 2007
(2) Includes fatal injuries to workers employed by governmental organizations regardless of industry.
 

Table 3. Fatal occupational injuries by selected occupational group and demographic characteristics in the United States and the New England States, 2013
Characteristic United States Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent

Total

4,405 100 26 100 19 100 55 100 14 100 10 100 7 100
Occupational group(1)                            

Management occupations

389 9 3 12 -- -- 5 9 -- -- -- -- -- --

Business and financial operations occupations

21   -- -- 1 5 1 2 -- -- -- --    

Life, physical, and social science occupations

23 1 -- -- -- -- 2 4 -- -- -- -- -- --

Community and social services occupations

18   -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Legal occupations

14   -- -- -- -- 1 2 -- -- -- -- -- --

Education, training, and library occupations

19   -- -- -- -- 1 2 -- -- -- -- -- --

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

50 1 -- -- 1 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

59 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 7 -- -- -- --

Healthcare support occupations

18   -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Protective service occupations

247 6 1 4 1 5 1 2 -- -- -- -- -- --

Food preparation and serving related occupations

70 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 10 -- --

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

242 5 1 4 1 5 5 9 -- -- -- -- -- --

Personal care and service occupations

47 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 7 -- -- -- --

Sales and related occupations

211 5   0 -- -- 3 5 1 7 -- -- -- --

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

225 5 -- -- 2 11 3 5 -- -- -- -- 3 43

Construction and extraction occupations

818 19 6 23 4 21 14 25 3 21 -- -- -- --

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

356 8 5 19 4 21 4 7 -- -- -- -- -- --

Production occupations

210 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Transportation and material moving occupations

1,184 27 5 19 5 26 8 15 -- -- 3 30 -- --

Military specific occupations

67 2 -- -- -- -- 1 2 -- -- -- -- -- --
Sex                            

Male

4,101 93 25 96 19 100 50 91 14 100 10 100 6 86

Female

302 7 -- -- -- -- 5 9 -- -- -- -- -- --
Age                            

16-17

9   -- --     -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

18-19

53 1 -- -- -- -- 1 2 -- -- -- -- -- --

20-24

268 6 1 4 1 5 1 2 1 7 -- -- -- --

25-34

754 17 -- -- -- -- 8 15 1 7 -- -- -- --

35-44

820 19 4 15 4 21 5 9 3 21 -- -- -- --

45-54

1,071 24 6 23 1 5 20 36 3 21 4 40 -- --

55-64

890 20 10 38 7 37 12 22 3 21 3 30 -- --

65 and over

534 12 3 12 5 26 8 15 3 21 -- -- -- --
Race or ethnic origin(2)                            

White, non-Hispanic

2,995 68 20 77 17 89 40 73 12 86 10 100 7 100

Black or African-American, non Hispanic

414 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Asian, non-Hispanic

115 3 -- -- -- -- 6 11 -- -- -- -- -- --

Hispanic or Latino

797 18 5 19 -- -- 3 5 -- -- -- -- -- --

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic)

7   -- -- -- -- 1 2 -- -- -- -- -- --

Multiple races (non-Hispanic)

11   -- -- -- -- 1 2 -- -- -- -- -- --

Footnotes
(1) Occupation data are based on the Standard Occupational Classification system, 2010.
(2) Persons identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. The race categories shown exclude Hispanic and Latino workers.

Note: Data for 2013 are preliminary. Data for all other years are revised and final. Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Dashes indicate no data reported or that data do not meet publication criteria. CFOI fatality counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event.

 

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