Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Statistics for Virginia

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Fatal occupational injuries in Virginia by selected event groups
Year Total fatalities Highway incidents Falls to a lower level Nonhighway incidents Self-inflicted injuries
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent

2000

148 26 18 20 14 11 7 12 8

2001(1)

146 39 27 16 11 14 10 3 2

2002

142 31 22 21 15 9 6 8 6

2003

155 28 18 21 14 13 8 4 3

2004

171 32 19 24 14 9 5 5 3

2005

186 43 23 28 15 15 8 -- --

2006

165 33 20 17 10 8 5 9 5

2007

146 38 26 24 16 6 4 5 3

2008

156 31 20 18 12 12 8 16 10

2009

119 22 18 13 11 11 9 9 8

2010

104 32 31 9 9 9 9 9 9

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 Virginia, 2010

  • Men accounted for 88 percent (91) of the work-related fatalities in Virginia. Thirteen women were fatally injured on the job.
  • Workers 25-54 years old—the prime working age group—made up 54 percent, or 56, of the commonwealth's work-related fatalities.
  • Two industry sectors made up 38 percent of the workplace fatalities in Virginia—the transportation and warehousing sector had 22 fatalities and the government sector had 18.
  • The transportation and material moving occupations had the highest number of workplace fatalities at 32, followed by the management occupations with 13.

 

Last Modified Date: November 18, 2011