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16-152-PHI
Thursday, January 21, 2016

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Fatal Work Injuries in Pennsylvania — 2014

Fatal work injuries totaled 175 in 2014 for Pennsylvania, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Sheila Watkins, the Bureau’s regional commissioner, noted that while the 2014 count was preliminary, the number of work-related fatalities in Pennsylvania declined by eight over the year. Fatal occupational injuries in the state have ranged from a high of 354 in 1994 to a low of 168 in 2009. (See chart 1.)

Nationwide, a preliminary total of 4,679 fatal work injuries were recorded in 2014, up from the revised count of 4,585 fatal work injuries in 2013, according to the results from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program. Final 2014 CFOI data will be released in the late spring of 2016.

Of the 175 fatal work injuries reported in Pennsylvania in 2014, 74 resulted from transportation incidents and 29 from contact with objects and equipment; together, these two major categories accounted for 59 percent of all workplace fatalities. (See table 1.) The number of worker deaths from transportation incidents remained the same over the year and worker fatalities due to contact with objects and equipment were little changed. The third-most frequent event in 2014 was falls, slips, or trips with 25 fatalities, the same count as the prior year. Violence and other injuries by persons or animals resulted in 23 work-related deaths, down from 30 in 2013. (Note that roadway incident counts are expected to rise when updated 2014 data are released in the late spring of 2016 because key source documentation detailing specific transportation-related incidents has not yet been received.)

Within transportation incidents, roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles was the most frequent type of workplace fatality with 43 deaths, accounting for a quarter of all on-the-job fatalities in the state. The second-largest event in transportation incidents, nonroadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles, accounted for 13 fatalities, followed by pedestrian vehicular incidents with 12. In the contact with objects and equipment category, 23 workers were killed by being struck by an object or equipment. Falls to a lower level accounted for 21 of the falls, slips, or trips fatalities. Suicides were responsible for 13 worker deaths in the violence and other injuries by persons or animals category, while homicides accounted for 8 worker fatalities.

In the United States, transportation incidents was also the most frequent fatal workplace event in 2014, accounting for 40 percent of fatal work injuries. Pennsylvania’s share of on-the-job fatalities due to this event was 42 percent. (See chart 2.) Falls, slips, or trips was the second-most frequent type of event nationally, with 17 percent of work-related fatalities; the share in Pennsylvania was 14 percent. Violence and other injuries by persons or animals accounted for 16 percent of the nation’s workplace fatalities, while in the state, this event was responsible for 13 percent. Contact with objects and equipment resulted in 15 percent of worker deaths in the U.S. and 17 percent in Pennsylvania.

Additional highlights:

  • Within private industry, the construction sector had the largest number of fatalities in the state with 40, up from 26 in the previous year. (See table 2.) Falls to a lower level was the most frequent fatal event with 15, while transportation incidents were responsible for 12 fatalities. Half of those fatally injured in the construction sector worked in specialty trade contracting.
  • The private transportation and warehousing sector had the next largest fatality count within private industry with 36, similar to the count recorded the previous year. Long-distance general freight trucking accounted for 20, or 56 percent, of the fatal injuries in this industry.
  • Transportation and material moving occupations and construction and extraction occupations had the highest number of workplace fatalities with 50 and 40, respectively.(See table 3.) The majority of the fatalities within the transportation and material moving group were heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers (33). Construction trades workers accounted for 29 of the 40 fatalities among construction and extraction workers.
  • Men accounted for 93 percent of the work-related fatalities in the state, similar to the national share of 92 percent. (See table 4.) Transportation incidents made up 44 percent of the fatalities for men in Pennsylvania. Violence and other injuries by persons or animals, transportation incidents, and fires and explosions each accounted for one-quarter of the 12 total workplace fatalities among women in the state in 2014.
  • In Pennsylvania, 82 percent of those who died from a workplace injury were white non-Hispanics. Nationwide, this group accounted for 68 percent of work-related deaths.
  • Workers 25-54 years old—the prime working age group—accounted for 52 percent of the state’s work-related fatalities in 2014, compared to 58 percent of on-the-job fatalities nationally. In Pennsylvania, two age groups, 45-54 and 55-64 years old, each recorded 24 percent of the state’s fatal work injuries, more than any other age group.
  • Of the 175 fatally-injured workers in Pennsylvania, 76 percent worked for wages and salaries; the remainder were self-employed. In the U.S., wage and salary workers represented 78 percent of all fatal work injuries.
  • In 2011, CFOI began identifying if a fatally-injured worker was working as a contractor and recording the industry of both the worker and the contracting firm. A contractor is defined as a worker employed by one firm but working at the behest of another firm that exercises overall responsibility for the operations at the site of the fatal injury. In 2014, Pennsylvania had 26 fatally-injured workers identified as fitting the contractor criteria; of those, 10 were the result of falls to a lower level.

Technical Note

Background of the program. The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), part of the BLS Occupational Safety and Health Statistics (OSHS) program, compiles a count of all fatal work injuries occurring in the U.S. during the calendar year. The CFOI program uses diverse state, federal, and independent data sources to identify, verify, and describe fatal work injuries. This ensures counts are as complete and accurate as possible.

For technical information and definitions for CFOI, please go to the BLS Handbook of Methods on the BLS web site at www.bls.gov/opub/hom/pdf/homch9.pdf.

Federal/State agency coverage. The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries includes data for all fatal work injuries, whether the decedent was working in a job covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or other federal or state agencies or was outside the scope of regulatory coverage. Thus, any comparison between the BLS fatality census counts and those released by other agencies should take into account the different coverage requirements and definitions being used by each agency.

Acknowledgments. BLS thanks the Pennsylvania Department of Health for their efforts in collecting accurate, comprehensive, and useful data on fatal work injuries. BLS also appreciates the efforts of all federal, state, local, and private sector entities that provided source documents used to identify fatal work injuries.

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200. Federal Relay Service: (800) 877-8339.

Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries by event or exposure, Pennsylvania, 2013-14
Event or exposure (1)2013 (2)2014 (p)
NumberNumberPercent

Total

183175100

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals

302313

Intentional injury by person

302112

Homicides

1685

Shooting by other person--intentional

1374

Hitting, kicking, beating, shoving

--11

Suicides

14137

Shooting--intentional self-harm

474

Drug overdose--intentional self-harm

--11

Injury by person--unintentional or intent unknown

--21

Injury by other person--unintentional or intent unknown

--21

Shooting by other person--unintentional

--11

Injured by physical contact with person while restraining, subduing--unintentional

--11

Transportation incidents

747442

Aircraft incidents

211

Aircraft crash during takeoff or landing

--11

Rail vehicle incidents

--32

Rail vehicle collision

--21

Collision between rail and roadway vehicles

--21

Pedestrian struck by rail vehicle--transportation incident

--11

Animal and other non-motorized vehicle transportation incidents

--11

Animal transportation incident

--11

Pedestrian vehicular incident

11127

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in work zone

332

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in work zone

--32

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in roadway

353

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in roadway

253

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area

421

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in nonroadway area

211

Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area

211

Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

474325

Roadway collision with other vehicle

272615

Roadway collision moving in same direction

585

Roadway collision moving in opposite directions, oncoming

1474

Roadway collision moving perpendicularly

374

Roadway collision moving and standing vehicle in roadway

542

Roadway collision with object other than vehicle

19159

Vehicle struck object or animal on side of roadway

19137

Vehicle struck by falling or flying object roadway

--21

Roadway noncollision incident

--21

Jack-knifed or overturned, roadway

--21

Nonroadway incident involving motorized land vehicles

13137

Nonroadway collision with object other than vehicle

--32

Nonroadway noncollision incident

12106

Jack-knifed or overturned, nonroadway

674

Fire or explosion

485

Fire

232

Other structural fire without collapse

--11

Ignition of vapors, gases, or liquids

--21

Explosion

253

Explosion of nonpressurized vapors, gases, or liquids

221

Explosion of pressure vessel, piping, or tire

--32

Fall, slip, trip

252514

Fall on same level

342

Fall to lower level

222112

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment

321

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 16 to 20 feet

--11

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment 26 to 30 feet

--11

Fall through surface or existing opening

342

Fall through surface or existing opening 16 to 20 feet

--11

Other fall to lower level

16159

Other fall to lower level less than 6 feet

442

Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet

--11

Other fall to lower level 21 to 25 feet

--21

Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet

--32

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

19169

Exposure to electricity

1185

Direct exposure to electricity

632

Indirect exposure to electricity

553

Indirect exposure to electricity, 220 volts or less

--11

Indirect exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts

542

Exposure to other harmful substances

674

Nonmedical use of drugs or alcohol unintentional overdose

553

Contact with objects and equipment

312917

Struck by object or equipment

222313

Struck by powered vehicle nontransport

8106

Caught between rolling powered vehicle and other object

111

Struck or run over by rolling powered vehicle

--32

Struck by falling part of powered vehicle still attached

411

Struck by other falling powered vehicle

242

Struck by falling object or equipment

14116

Struck by object falling from vehicle or machinery other than vehicle part

--32

Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects

642

Caught in running equipment or machinery

532

Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation

111

Entangled in other object or equipment

--11

Struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structure, equipment, or material

321

Landslide

--11

Engulfment in other collapsing material

--11

Footnotes:
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 implemented for 2011 data forward.
(2) Totals for 2013 are revised and final.
(p) Data for 2014 are preliminary. Revised and final 2014 data are scheduled to be released in spring 2016.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Percentages may not add to totals because of rounding. CFOI fatality counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event. Dashes indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

Table 2. Fatal occupational injuries by industry, Pennsylvania, 2013-14
Industry (1)2013 (2)2014 (p)
NumberNumberPercent

Total

183175100

Private industry

16915991

Goods producing

657945

Natural resources and mining

202514

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

182213

Crop production

774

Vegetable and melon farming

--11

Vegetable and melon farming

--11

Other crop farming

363

Hay farming

--11

All other crop farming

353

Animal production and aquaculture

4116

Cattle ranching and farming

374

Dairy cattle and milk production

363

Poultry and egg production

------

Chicken egg production

--11

Sheep and goat farming

--11

Sheep farming

--11

Forestry and logging

642

Logging

642

Logging

642

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3)

232

Oil and gas extraction

--11

Oil and gas extraction

--11

Oil and gas extraction

--11

Natural gas liquid extraction

--11

Mining (except oil and gas)

211

Nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying

111

Stone mining and quarrying

111

Dimension stone mining and quarrying

111

Support activities for mining

--11

Support activities for mining

--11

Support activities for mining

--11

Support activities for oil and gas operations

--11

Construction

264023

Construction of buildings

6159

Residential building construction

495

Residential building construction

495

New single-family housing construction (except for-sale builders)

--11

Residential remodelers

474

Nonresidential building construction

--63

Industrial building construction

--21

Commercial and institutional building construction

--42

Heavy and civil engineering construction

--53

Utility system construction

--42

Water and sewer line and related structures construction

--21

Highway, street, and bridge construction

111

Highway, street, and bridge construction

111

Specialty trade contractors

182011

Foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors

995

Masonry contractors

153

Residential masonry contractors

--53

Roofing contractors

532

Residential roofing contractors

121

Nonresidential roofing contractors

411

Siding contractors

--11

Residential siding contractors

--11

Building equipment contractors

432

Electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors

332

Nonresidential electrical contractors and other wiring installation contractors

--21

Building finishing contractors

--42

Drywall and insulation contractors

--32

Nonresidential drywall and insulation contractors

--32

Painting and wall covering contractors

--11

Residential painting and wall covering contractors

--11

Other specialty trade contractors

542

Site preparation contractors

332

Residential site preparation contractors

--21

Nonresidential site preparation contractors

--11

Manufacturing

19148

Food manufacturing

--11

Animal food manufacturing

--11

Animal food manufacturing

--11

Apparel manufacturing

--11

Apparel knitting mills

--11

Other apparel knitting mills

--11

Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

--11

Plastics product manufacturing

--11

Other plastics product manufacturing

--11

Machinery manufacturing

--32

Agriculture, construction, and mining machinery manufacturing

--11

Mining and oil and gas field machinery manufacturing

--11

Oil and gas field machinery and equipment manufacturing

--11

Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

--11

Other electrical equipment and component manufacturing

--11

All other electrical equipment and component manufacturing

--11

Carbon and graphite product manufacturing

--11

Miscellaneous manufacturing

--11

Other miscellaneous manufacturing

--11

All other miscellaneous manufacturing

--11

Gasket, packing, and sealing device manufacturing

--11

Service providing

1048046

Trade, transportation, and utilities

604224

Wholesale trade

411

Merchant wholesalers, durable goods

411

Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers

--11

Industrial machinery and equipment merchant wholesalers

--11

Retail trade

1653

Food and beverage stores

--32

Grocery stores

--11

Convenience stores

--11

Transportation and warehousing

373621

Truck transportation

232816

General freight trucking

102112

General freight trucking, long-distance

102011

General freight trucking, long-distance, truckload

7137

General freight trucking, long-distance, less than truckload

--42

Specialized freight trucking

1374

Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, local

532

Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, long-distance

842

Transit and ground passenger transportation

732

Taxi and limousine service

521

Taxi service

521

School and employee bus transportation

111

School and employee bus transportation

111

Scenic and sightseeing transportation

1----

Scenic and sightseeing transportation, other

111

Support activities for transportation

--11

Other support activities for transportation

--11

Other support activities for transportation

--11

Packing and crating

--11

Warehousing and storage

--11

Warehousing and storage

--11

General warehousing and storage

--11

Information

111

Publishing industries (except internet)

--11

Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers

--11

Newspaper publishers

--11

Financial activities

--63

Finance and insurance

--11

Credit intermediation and related activities

--11

Depository credit intermediation

--11

Commercial banking

--11

Real estate and rental and leasing

--53

Real estate

--42

Lessors of real estate

--42

Lessors of miniwarehouses and self-storage units

--11

Professional and business services

19159

Professional, scientific and technical services

411

Professional, scientific, and technical services

411

Scientific research and development services

--11

Research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences

--11

Research and development in biotechnology

--11

Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services

15148

Administrative and support services

12116

Services to buildings and dwellings

9106

Janitorial services

--32

Landscaping services

774

Waste management and remediation services

332

Waste collection

--32

Waste collection

--32

Educational and health services

442

Health care and social assistance

--42

Hospitals

--11

General medical and surgical hospitals

--11

General medical and surgical hospitals

--11

Social assistance

--32

Community food and housing, and emergency and other relief services

--11

Community food services

--11

Vocational rehabilitation services

--11

Vocational rehabilitation services

--11

Leisure and hospitality

995

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

453

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

--11

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

--11

Zoos and botanical gardens

--11

Amusement, gambling, and recreation industries

332

Other amusement and recreation industries

332

Accommodation and food services

542

Food services and drinking places

342

Special food services

--21

Mobile food services

--21

Drinking places (alcoholic beverages)

--11

Drinking places (alcoholic beverages)

--11

Restaurants and other eating places

--11

Restaurants and other eating places

--11

Limited-service restaurants

--11

Other services, except public administration

932

Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations

111

Religious organizations

111

Religious organizations

111

Government (4)

14169

Federal government

--21

Service providing

--21

Trade, transportation, and utilities

--11

Transportation and warehousing

--11

Transit and ground passenger transportation

--11

Other transit and ground passenger transportation

--11

Other transit and ground passenger transportation

--11

Special needs transportation

--11

Public administration

--11

Justice, public order, and safety activities

--11

Justice, public order, and safety activities

--11

Police protection

--11

State government

153

Goods producing

--11

Construction

--11

Heavy and civil engineering construction

--11

Highway, street, and bridge construction

--11

Highway, street, and bridge construction

--11

Service providing

142

Leisure and hospitality

--11

Accommodation and food services

--11

Accommodation

--11

Traveler accommodation

--11

Hotels (except casino hotels) and motels

--11

Public administration

--32

Justice, public order, and safety activities

--32

Justice, public order, and safety activities

--32

Police protection

--21

Legal counsel and prosecution

--11

Local government

1195

Goods producing

--11

Construction

--11

Heavy and civil engineering construction

--11

Highway, street, and bridge construction

--11

Highway, street, and bridge construction

--11

Service providing

1185

Trade, transportation, and utilities

--11

Transportation and warehousing

--11

Transit and ground passenger transportation

--11

Urban transit systems

--11

Urban transit systems

--11

Bus and other motor vehicle transit systems

--11

Professional and business services

--11

Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services

--11

Waste management and remediation services

--11

Waste collection

--11

Waste collection

--11

Solid waste collection

--11

Public administration

663

Justice, public order, and safety activities

563

Justice, public order, and safety activities

563

Police protection

242

Fire protection

321

Footnotes:
(1) Industry data for 2013 are based on the North American Industry Classification System, 2007. Industry data for 2014 are based on the North American Industry Classification System, 2012.
(2) Totals for 2013 are revised and final.
(3) Includes fatal injuries at all establishments categorized as Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (Sector 21) in the North American Industry Classification System, 2012, including establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction.
(4) Includes fatal injuries to workers employed by governmental organizations regardless of industry.
(p) Data for 2014 are preliminary. Revised and final 2014 data are scheduled to be released in spring 2016.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Percentages may not add to totals because of rounding. CFOI fatality counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event. Dashes indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

Table 3. Fatal occupational injuries by occupation, Pennsylvania, 2013-14
Occupation (1)2013 (2)2014 (p)
NumberNumberPercent

Total

183175100

Management, business, science, and arts occupations

352715

Management, business, and financial occupations

222011

Management occupations

222011

Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers

--11

Marketing and sales managers

--11

Sales managers

--11

Other management occupations

171911

Agricultural managers

10159

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

10159

Natural sciences managers

--11

Natural sciences managers

--11

Property, real estate, and community association managers

121

Property, real estate, and community association managers

121

Professional and related occupations

1374

Computer, engineering, and science occupations

--21

Architecture and engineering occupations

--11

Engineers

--11

Petroleum engineers

--11

Petroleum engineers

--11

Life, physical, and social science occupations

--11

Life scientists

--11

Biological scientists

--11

Microbiologists

--11

Education, legal, community service, arts, and media occupations

553

Community and social services occupations

121

Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists

--21

Social workers

--11

Mental health and substance abuse social workers

--11

Miscellaneous community and social service specialists

--11

Social and human service assistants

--11

Legal occupations

--11

Lawyers, judges, and related workers

--11

Lawyers and judicial law clerks

--11

Lawyers

--11

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

3----

Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers

211

Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers

211

Athletes and sports competitors

111

Service occupations

222917

Protective service occupations

7116

First-line supervisors/managers, protective service workers

221

First-line supervisors/managers, law enforcement workers

--21

First-line supervisors of police and detectives

--21

Fire fighting and prevention workers

121

Firefighters

121

Firefighters

121

Law enforcement workers

353

Police officers

253

Police and sheriff's patrol officers

253

Other protective service workers

--21

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers

--21

Security guards

--21

Food preparation and serving related occupations

------

Supervisors, food preparation and serving workers

--11

First-line supervisors/managers, food preparation and serving workers

--11

Chefs and head cooks

--11

Food and beverage serving workers

------

Fast food and counter workers

--11

Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop

--11

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

12137

Supervisors, building and grounds cleaning and maintenance workers

311

First-line supervisors/managers, building and grounds cleaning and maintenance workers

311

First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers

311

Building cleaning and pest control workers

--53

Building cleaning workers

--53

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

--42

Grounds maintenance workers

774

Grounds maintenance workers

774

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

432

Tree trimmers and pruners

342

Personal care and service occupations

------

Entertainment attendants and related workers

--11

Miscellaneous entertainment attendants and related workers

--11

Amusement and recreation attendants

--11

Sales and office occupations

1263

Sales and related occupations

932

Office and administrative support occupations

332

Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers

------

Couriers and messengers

--11

Couriers and messengers

--11

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

495531

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

974

Agricultural workers

--32

Miscellaneous agricultural workers

--32

Farmworkers, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals

--32

Forest, conservation, and logging workers

642

Logging workers

642

Fallers

542

Construction and extraction occupations

274023

Supervisors of construction and extraction workers

885

First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers

885

First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

885

Construction trades workers

162917

Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons

153

Stonemasons

132

Carpenters

--42

Carpenters

--42

Construction laborers

485

Construction laborers

485

Construction equipment operators

--11

Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators

--11

Electricians

342

Electricians

342

Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

--11

Pipelayers

--11

Roofers

542

Roofers

542

Other construction and related workers

--11

Highway maintenance workers

--11

Highway maintenance workers

--11

Extraction workers

1----

Derrick, rotary drill, and service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining

--11

Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining

--11

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

1385

Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers

442

Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

--11

Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists

--11

Small engine mechanics

--11

Outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics

--11

Other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

432

Line installers and repairers

111

Electrical power-line installers and repairers

111

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

655833

Production occupations

1085

Food processing workers

--11

Miscellaneous food processing workers

--11

Food batchmakers

--11

Metal workers and plastic workers

453

Machinists

--32

Machinists

--32

Welding, soldering, and brazing workers

--11

Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

--11

Other production occupations

--11

Miscellaneous production workers

--11

Transportation and material moving occupations

555029

Air transportation workers

211

Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

211

Commercial pilots

211

Motor vehicle operators

444325

Bus drivers

--11

Bus drivers, school or special client

--11

Driver/sales workers and truck drivers

363822

Driver/sales workers

321

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

303319

Light truck or delivery services drivers

332

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

542

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

542

Material moving workers

863

Dredge, excavating, and loading machine operators

--11

Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators

--11

Refuse and recyclable material collectors

111

Refuse and recyclable material collectors

111

Footnotes:
(1) Occupation data are based on the Standard Occupational Classification system, 2010.
(2) Totals for 2013 are revised and final.
(p) Data for 2014 are preliminary. Revised and final 2014 data are scheduled to be released in spring 2016.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Percentages may not add to totals because of rounding. CFOI fatality counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event. Dashes indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

Table 4. Fatal occupational injuries by worker characteristics, Pennsylvania, 2013-14
Worker characteristics2013 (1)2014 (p)
NumberNumberPercent

Total

183175100
Employee status   

Wage and salary (2)

14013376

Self-employed (3)

434224
Gender   

Women

14127

Men

16916393
Age   

Under 16 years

--21

16 to 17 years

211

18 to 19 years

--11

20 to 24 years

5116

25 to 34 years

392213

35 to 44 years

232715

45 to 54 years

494224

55 to 64 years

404224

65 years and over

252715
Race or ethnic origin (4)   

White (non-Hispanic)

16014382

Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)

14159

Hispanic or Latino

4137

Footnotes:
(1) Totals for 2013 are revised and final.
(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, 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.
(p) Data for 2014 are preliminary. Revised and final 2014 data are scheduled to be released in spring 2016.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Percentages may not add to totals because of rounding. CFOI fatality counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event. Dashes indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

 

Last Modified Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016