Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
PRINT:Print
IIF IIF Program Links

Fatal occupational injuries in New York (including N.Y.C)

Create Customized Tables (one screen)Get detailed statistics for occupational fatalities.

Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, New York (including N.Y.C)
Selected
characteristics
2005
Total Event or exposure (1)
Contact
with objects
and
equipment
Falls Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
or
explosions
Assaults
and
violent
acts

Total

239 40 33 23 87 7 49
 

Employee Status

 

Wage and Salary (2)

201 35 25 19 79 6 37

Self Employed (3)

38 5 8 4 8   12
 

Sex

 

Men

216 40 31 23 74 7 41

Women

23       13   8
 

Age

 

Under 16

             

16-17

             

18-19

8       4    

20-24

20 3     6   6

25-34

49 14 6 5 17   6

35-44

55 9 9 6 19   10

45-54

59 8 7 6 22   14

55-64

35 4 5   17   8

65 and older

10   3 3     3
 

Race or ethnic origin (4)

 

White, non-Hispanic

159 27 15 18 66 6 27

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

32   7   10   12

Hispanic or Latino

34 7 9 4 8   5

American Indian or Alaska Native

             

Asian

14 4     3   5

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

             

Multiple races

             

Other or not reported

             

Footnotes
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.
(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, members of partnerships, and may include owners of incorporated businesses.
(4) Persons identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. The individual racial categories shown exclude data for Hispanic and Latino workers.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

 

Fatal occupational injuries by selected events and employee status and sex, New York (including N.Y.C)
Event or exposure (1) 2005
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

239 201 38 216 23
 

Contact with objects and equipment

40 35 5 40  

Struck by object

21 19   21  

Struck by falling object

18 16   18  

Caught in equipment or object

11 9   11  

Caught in running equipment or machinery

7 5   7  

Falls

33 25 8 31  

Fall to lower level

31 23 8 29  

Fall from ladder

         

Fall from roof

5 3   5  

Fall from scaffold

8 7   8  

Harmful substances or environments

23 19 4 23  

Contact with electric current

9 7   9  

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

7 6   7  

Oxygen deficiency

4 3   4  

Transportation incident

87 79 8 74 13

Highway transportation incident

51 46 5 41 10

Collision between vehicles

27 26   22 5

Non-collision highway incident

4 4   3  

Non-highway transportation incident

5 4   5  

Overturned, non-highway

         

Struck by vehicle

27 26   24 3

Aircraft incident

         

Fires and explosions

7 6   7  

Assaults and violent acts

49 37 12 41 8

Homicides

31 23 8 25 6

Homicides - shooting

21 17 4 19  

Self-inflicted injuries

17 13 4 15  

Footnotes
(1) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
(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, members of partnerships, and may include owners of incorporated businesses.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

 

Fatal occupational injuries by selected industries and major events or exposures, New York (including N.Y.C)
Selected industries (1) 2005
Total Event or exposure (2)
Contact
with objects
and
equipment
Falls Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
or
explosions
Assaults
and
violent
acts

Total

239 40 33 23 87 7 49
 

Private industry

209 37 30 20 73 4 45

Goods Producing

79 23 22 12 15 3 4

Natural resources and mining

12 7          

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

11 6          

Mining

             

Construction

53 12 19 9 11    

Manufacturing

14 4 3       3

Service providing

130 14 8 8 58   41

Trade, transportation, and utilities

73 7     39   22

Wholesale trade

10           4

Retail trade

20       7   10

Transportation and warehousing

42 4     29   7

Utilities

             

Information

5       4    

Financial activities

5           3

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

3            

Professional and business services

7            

Professional, scientific, and technical services

             

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

6            

Education and health services

10       6    

Educational services

6       3    

Health care and social assistance

4            

Leisure and hospitality

11 3   3 3    

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

7 3          

Accommodation and food services

4            

Other services

19       3   11

Government (3)

30 3 3 3 14   4

Federal

4       3    

State

3            

Local

23 3     10   4

Footnotes
(1) Classified according to the North American Industry Classification System, 2002.
(2) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
(3) Includes fatalities to workers employed by governmental organizations regardless of industry.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

 

Fatal occupational injuries by selected occupations and major events or exposures, New York (including N.Y.C)
Selected occupations (1) 2005
Total Event or exposure (2)
Contact
with objects
and
equipment
Falls Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
or
explosions
Assaults
and
violent
acts

Total

239 40 33 23 87 7 49
 

Management, professional, and related occupations

20 3 3   8   5

Management occupations

7            

Business and financial operations occupations

             

Computer and mathematical occupations

             

Architecture and engineering occupations

             

Life, physical, and social science occupations

             

Community and social services occupations

             

Legal occupations

             

Education, training, and library occupations

             

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

7       3    

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

             

Service occupations

39 5 6 3 10   12

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

15       3   6

Food preparation and serving related occupations

             

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

12 3 4   4    

Personal care and service occupations

9           6

Sales and office occupations

18       3   14

Sales and related occupations

14           12

Office and administrative support occupations

4            

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

78 20 20 13 18   5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

7 4          

Construction and extraction occupations

55 12 19 8 14    

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

16 4   4 3    

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

82 12   6 47   13

Production occupations

10           3

Transportation and material moving occupations

72 11   4 45   10

Military specific occupations

             

Footnotes
(1) Based on the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification System.
(2) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.