Table 5. Fatal occupational injuries by State and event or exposure, 2001




Table 5.  Fatal occupational injuries by state and event or exposure, 2001

                                                            Total fatalities                     Event or exposure2   (percent of state total for 2001)
                                                      ------------------------     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                       Contact                       Exposure to                                                
                                                                                                      Assaults        with objects                     harmful           Fires                                                         
                                                                                   Transportation    and violent         and                         substances or        and                
          State of injury                             2000(3)           2001(4)       incidents         acts          equipment        Falls         environments      explosions               
                                                     (revised) 
--------------------------------------------         --------------------------    ---------------   -----------     -------------   ---------      --------------    -------------                                                      

Total, including fatalities from Sept. 11th             N/A            8,786             --              --              --              --              --              --
Total, excluding fatalities from Sept. 11th            5,920           5,900              43              15              16              14               8               3

                     Northeast                           733             722              39              19              15              16               7               5
Connecticut                                               55              40              48              15            -                 22            -               -
Maine                                                     26              23              43            -               -                 22            -               -
Massachusetts                                             70              53              21              25              21              21            -               -
New Hampshire                                             13               9            -               -               -               -               -               -
New Jersey                                               115             129              33              19              14              17               9               7
New York (including N.Y.C.)                              233             220              40              20              15              17               4               5
  New York City                                          111             100              39              27              12              13            -                  5
Pennsylvania                                             199             225              42              17              17              12               8               4
Rhode Island                                               7              17              35            -               -               -               -               -
Vermont                                                   15               6            -               -               -               -               -               -

                      Midwest                          1,335           1,368              42              14              18              13               8               4
Illinois                                                 206             231              32              19              16              17              12               4
Indiana                                                  159             152              43              16              18               9               8               7
Iowa                                                      71              62              48            -                 26              13               8            -
Kansas                                                    85              93              53               6              15              14               9            -
Michigan                                                 156             175              37              21              18              13               6               4
Minnesota                                                 68              76              37            -                 29              21               9            -
Missouri                                                 148             143              41              12              21              14              10            -
Nebraska                                                  59              57              58            -                 19               9            -               -
North Dakota                                              34              25              64            -               -               -               -               -
Ohio                                                     207             209              40              21              11              12               9               7
South Dakota                                              35              35              51            -                 23            -               -               -
Wisconsin                                                107             110              52               7              19              14               5            -

                       South                           2,600           2,513              43              15              16              13              10               3
Alabama                                                  103             138              47               9              16               9               9               9
Arkansas                                                 106              68              53            -                 19              10               7            -
Delaware                                                  13              10              50            -               -               -               -               -
District of Columbia                                      13              11            -                 55            -               -               -               -
Florida                                                  329             368              41              18               9              17              13            -
Georgia                                                  195             235              41              20              13              16               8            -
Kentucky                                                 132             105              39              10              28              11               7               5
Louisiana                                                143             117              49               8              21              11              10            -
Maryland                                                  84              64              38              28              11              11              11            -
Mississippi                                              125             111              48              11              14              11              14            -
North Carolina                                           234             203              46              15              16              13               9            -
Oklahoma                                                  82             115              38              11              22              13              11            -
South Carolina                                           115              89              42              11              11              21               9               6
Tennessee                                                160             136              47               9              19              12               8               4
Texas                                                    572             534              39              18              16              13              10               4
Virginia                                                 148             146              47               7              21              11               8               6
West Virginia                                             46              63              52            -                 21              14            -               -

                        West                           1,248           1,294              45              16              16              14               7               2
Alaska                                                    53              64              75               8               8            -               -               -
Arizona                                                  118              87              43              24              13              10               9            -
California                                               553             510              41              19              12              18               9            -
Colorado                                                 117             139              40              19              19              14               6            -
Hawaii                                                    20              41              44              20              24            -               -               -
Idaho                                                     35              45              47              11              29            -               -               -
Montana                                                   42              58              47              22              17            -               -               -
Nevada                                                    51              40              52              18              12            -               -               -
New Mexico                                                35              59              47              14              22              10            -               -
Oregon                                                    52              44              45            -                 23              18            -               -
Utah                                                      61              65              45              12              22               9               8            -
Washington                                                75             102              43               9              18              18               6               7
Wyoming                                                   36              40              55            -                 22            -                 12            -
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1  Includes other events and exposures such as bodily reaction, in addition to those shown separately.  
2  Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Structures.
3  The BLS news release issued Aug. 14, 2001 reported a total of 5,915 fatal work injuries for 
   calendar year 2000.  Since then, an additional 5 job-related fatalities were identified, bringing the 
   total job-related fatality count for 2000 to 5,920.
4  Includes 3 fatalities that occurred within the territorial boundaries of the United States, but a State of 
   incident could not be determined.
5  Includes highway, nonhighway, air, water, and rail fatalities and fatalities to workers struck by vehicles.
6  Includes homicides, self-inflicted injuries, and animal attacks.

NOTE: Percentages may not add to 100 because of rounding.  Dashes indicate less than 0.5 percent or data that 
are not available or that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE:  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, in cooperation with state, New York City, District 
of Columbia, and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 2000-2001.

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