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Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities
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Fatal occupational injuries in Pennsylvania

Fatal occupational injuries by selected characteristics, by major event or exposure, Pennsylvania
Characteristic 2021
Total fatal injuries Event or exposure(1)
and other
injuries by
persons or
Exposure to
substances or
with objects


162   59   30 24 29

Employee status

Wage and salary(2)

138   54   25 19 25


24   5   5 5 4



10   5        


152   54       29


Under 16 years


16 to 17 years


18 to 19 years


20 to 24 years


25 to 34 years

35   10     12 5

35 to 44 years

31   11     6 4

45 to 54 years

35   17   5   8

55 to 64 years

32   13   7   6

65 years and over

23   8   8   4

Race or ethnic origin(4)

White (non-Hispanic)

116   45   21 17 22

Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)

18   8        

Hispanic or Latino

21   3   6 4 4

American Indian or Alaska Native (non-Hispanic)


Asian (non-Hispanic)


Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic)


Multiple races (non-Hispanic)


Other races or not reported (non-Hispanic)


Occupation (SOC)(5)

Management, business, science, and arts occupations


Management occupations

3   1        

Business and financial operations occupations


Computer and mathematical occupations


Architecture and engineering occupations


Life, physical, and social science occupations

1           1

Community and social services occupations


Legal occupations


Educational instruction and library occupations


Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations


Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations


Service occupations

21       3    

Healthcare support occupations


Protective service occupations


Food preparation and serving related occupations


Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

14   4   3    

Personal care and service occupations


Sales and office occupations


Sales and related occupations

7   1        

Office and administrative support occupations


Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

55   9   20 8  

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

8           5

Construction and extraction occupations

36       17 4 10

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

11   4   3    

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

59   37       8

Production occupations

8   1   1   3

Transportation and material moving occupations

51   36     5 5

Military occupations(6)


Industry (NAICS)(7)

Private industry(8)

155   56   30 24 28

Goods producing


Natural resources and mining


Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

11           5

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction(9)



29   6   14 5 4


24   6   3 3 7

Service providing(10)


Trade, transportation, and utilities


Wholesale trade


Retail trade

7         3  

Transportation and warehousing

34   25       4





Financial activities


Finance and insurance


Real estate and rental and leasing


Professional and business services

25   6        

Professional, scientific, and technical services

6           3

Management of companies and enterprises


Administrative and waste services

19   6   6 3  

Educational and health services


Educational services


Health care and social assistance


Leisure and hospitality

8   3        

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

3   3        

Accommodation and food services


Other services, except public administration

4   1        



Federal government


State government


Local government


(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 implemented for 2011 data forward.
(2) May include volunteers and workers receiving other types of compensation. Cases where employee status is unknown are included in the counts of wage and salary workers.
(3) Includes self-employed workers, owners of unincorporated businesses and farms, paid and unpaid family workers, and may include some owners of incorporated businesses or members of partnerships.
(4) Persons identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. The race categories shown exclude data for Hispanics and Latinos. Cases where ethnicity is unknown are included in counts of non-Hispanic workers.
(5) CFOI has used several versions of the Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) system since 2003 to define occupation. For complete information on the version of SOC used in this year, see our definitions page. Cases where occupation is unknown are included in the total.
(6) Includes fatal injuries to persons identified as resident armed forces regardless of individual occupation listed.
(7) CFOI has used several versions of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) since 2003 to define industry. For complete information on the version of NAICS used in this year, see our definitions page. Cases where ownership is unknown are included in private industry counts. Cases where industry is unknown are included in the service sector counts.
(8) Includes all fatal occupational injuries meeting this ownership criterion across all specified years, regardless of industry classification system. Cases where ownership is unknown are included in private industry counts. Cases classified as foreign government and other government are included in all government counts, but not displayed separately.
(9) Includes fatal injuries at all establishments categorized as Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (Sector 21) in the North American Industry Classification System, including establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction.
(10) Cases where industry is unknown are included in the service sector counts.

Note: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. For complete information on how the data are coded and presented see our definitions page at Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that 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.