Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Statistics for Pennsylvania

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Fatal occupational injuries in Pennsylvania by selected event groups
Year Total fatalities Highway incidents Falls to a lower level Homicides Struck by an object or equipment
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent

2000

199 41 21 27 14 22 11 24 12

2001(1)

225 41 18 24 11 26 12 24 11

2002

188 43 23 21 11 14 7 16 9

2003

208 41 20 22 11 28 13 17 8

2004

230 56 24 30 13 23 10 33 14

2005

224 60 27 26 12 28 13 21 9

2006

240 49 20 31 13 27 11 30 13

2007

220 64 29 29 13 32 15 22 10

2008

241 47 20 29 12 24 10 26 11

2009

168 35 21 27 16 24 14 17 10

2010

219 45 21 40 18 24 11 22 10

Footnotes:
(1) Totals for 2001 exclude fatalities from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

* Data for 2010 are preliminary. Data for prior years are revised and final.

Map of total workplace fatalities for metropolitan areas in the United States, 2008

Key characteristics of fatal work injuries in Pennsylvania, 2010

  • Men accounted for 91 percent (199) of the work-related fatalities in Pennsylvania. Twenty women were fatally injured on the job.
  • Workers 25-54 years old—the prime working age group—made up 54 percent, or 119, of the commonwealth's work-related fatalities.
  • Two industry sectors made up 36 percent of the workplace fatalities in Pennsylvania—the construction sector and the transportation and warehousing sector (39 fatalities each).
  • The transportation and material moving occupations had the highest number of workplace fatalities at 57, followed by the construction and extraction occupations with 49.

 

Last Modified Date: November 18, 2011