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Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
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Fatal occupational injuries in New York (including N.Y.C)

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, New York (including N.Y.C)
Selected
characteristics
2008
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

213 52 47 18 39 9 48
 

Employee Status

 

Wage and Salary (2)

159 33 43 16 29 7 31

Self Employed (3)

54 19 4   10   17
 

Sex

 

Men

194 51 43 16 36 8 40

Women

19   4   3   8
 

Age

 

Under 16

             

16-17

3            

18-19

             

20-24

6 4          

25-34

30 8 3 3 5 3 8

35-44

47 16 6 5 7   11

45-54

65 11 17 8 15 3 11

55-64

36 7 11   5   11

65 and older

26 5 10   7   4
 

Race or ethnic origin (4)

 

White, non-Hispanic

146 43 33 12 30 7 21

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

19 4         12

Hispanic or Latino

33 5 7 4 7   9

American Indian or Alaska Native

             

Asian

13   5       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) 2008
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

213 159 54 194 19
 

Contact with objects and equipment

52 33 19 51  

Struck by object

24 13 11 24  

Struck by falling object

22 11 11 22  

Caught in equipment or object

15 7 8 14  

Caught in running equipment or machinery

8 3 5 8  

Falls

47 43 4 43 4

Fall to lower level

41 37 4 40  

Fall from ladder

10 9   10  

Fall from roof

         

Fall from scaffold

7 7   7  

Harmful substances or environments

18 16   16  

Contact with electric current

11 11   11  

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

         

Oxygen deficiency

5 4   3  

Transportation incident

39 29 10 36 3

Highway transportation incident

16 14   15  

Collision between vehicles

9 8   8  

Non-collision highway incident

         

Non-highway transportation incident

9 4 5 8  

Overturned, non-highway

5   3 5  

Struck by vehicle

12 10   11  

Aircraft incident

         

Fires and explosions

9 7   8  

Assaults and violent acts

48 31 17 40 8

Homicides

32 20 12 26 6

Homicides - shooting

19 10 9 17  

Self-inflicted injuries

14 9 5 12  

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.

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) 2008
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

213 52 47 18 39 9 48
 

Private industry

188 50 41 16 34 7 40

Goods Producing

75 31 26 6 7    

Natural resources and mining

22 15     5    

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

21 14     5    

Mining

             

Construction

45 14 22 3      

Manufacturing

8   4        

Service providing

113 19 15 10 27 4 38

Trade, transportation, and utilities

47 6 3   18   18

Wholesale trade

7       3    

Retail trade

13 3     3   7

Transportation and warehousing

24       11   9

Utilities

3            

Information

             

Financial activities

6   3       3

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

4   3        

Professional and business services

22 8     4   4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

4           3

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

18 7     4    

Education and health services

7           3

Educational services

             

Health care and social assistance

5            

Leisure and hospitality

12     3     3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

4            

Accommodation and food services

8           3

Other services

18   3   3   7

Government (3)

25   6   5   8

Federal

             

State

5            

Local

18   4   3   7

Footnotes
(1) Classified according to the North American Industry Classification System, 2002.
(2) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.
(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) 2008
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

213 52 47 18 39 9 48
 

Management, professional, and related occupations

28 6 5 3 3   9

Management occupations

15 5     3    

Business and financial operations occupations

             

Computer and mathematical occupations

             

Architecture and engineering occupations

             

Life, physical, and social science occupations

             

Community and social services occupations

4            

Legal occupations

             

Education, training, and library occupations

             

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

             

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

3           3

Service occupations

38 6 6 6 4 3 13

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

12           4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

5            

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

16 5 4       4

Personal care and service occupations

4           3

Sales and office occupations

21 3 3   4   11

Sales and related occupations

12       3   7

Office and administrative support occupations

9   3       4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

65 22 24 6 8    

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

10 8          

Construction and extraction occupations

45 11 22 3 5    

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

10 3          

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

61 15 9 3 20   13

Production occupations

9            

Transportation and material moving occupations

52 13 7   18   12

Military specific occupations

             

Footnotes
(1) Based on the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification System.
(2) Based on the 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.