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Fatal Work Injuries in the New York Area – 2016

Fatal work injuries totaled 222 in 2016 for the New York-Newark-Jersey City, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Chief Regional Economist Martin Kohli noted that the number of work-related fatalities in the New York area was similar to the previous year. Fatal occupational injuries in the metropolitan area have ranged from a high of 236 in 2004 to a low of 145 in 2010. (See chart 1.)

Nationwide, a total of 5,190 fatal work injuries were recorded in 2016, a 7-percent increase from the 4,836 fatal injuries reported in 2015, according to the results from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program.

In 2016, the New York area had the largest population nationally and placed first in the number of work-related fatalities among the 10 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the United States. (See table 1 and chart 2.) The fifth-most populated area in the country, Houston, had the next highest number of workplace fatalities (115). Philadelphia, the seventh largest metropolitan area, had the lowest fatality count with 52.

Type of incident

Of the 222 fatal work injuries in the New York metropolitan area in 2016, 62 resulted from transportation incidents; 30 of these were roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles, and 16 were pedestrian vehicular incidents. Transportation incidents were  the most frequent fatal event in 7 of the 10 largest metropolitan areas in 2016, including New York. The areas with the highest shares of work-related deaths from transportation incidents were Philadelphia (40 percent), Dallas (34 percent), and Atlanta (32 percent). (See table 1 and table 2.)

Falls, slips, and trips were the second-most frequent fatal event in the New York area, resulting in 26 percent of all fatalities. Of the 57 fatalities in this category in the New York area, 47 involved falls to a lower level. This category had the second-highest count of fatal events in five other large metropolitan areas including Houston, Philadelphia, and Washington.

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals was the next most frequent fatal event in the New York metropolitan area, accounting for 19 percent of worker deaths. Twenty-three of the 42 New York area fatalities in this category were intentional injuries by other persons (homicides). Suicides accounted for 19 deaths, up 3 from last year. Los Angeles had the highest share of workplace fatalities due to violence and other injuries by persons or animals, 31 percent, and Philadelphia had the lowest share, 14 percent.

Nationally, transportation incidents were the most frequent fatal workplace event in 2016, accounting for 40 percent of fatal work injuries. (See chart 3.) Violence and other injuries by persons or animals was the second-most frequent type of event (17 percent), followed by falls, slips, or trips (16 percent) and contact with objects and equipment (15 percent).

Industry

The construction industry had the largest number of fatalities in the New York area with 66, up from 57 in 2015. (See table 3.) Thirty of these incidents were fatal falls, slips, and trips. The trade, transportation, and utilities sector had the second-highest fatality count with 57. Transportation incidents accounted for 26 worker deaths in this sector.

Occupation

In the New York area, construction and extraction occupations had the highest number of fatal work injuries with 59. (See table 4.) The majority of these fatalities were construction trades workers (45), including construction laborers. Transportation and material moving workers had the second-highest fatality count at 43, followed by installation, maintenance, and repair occupations, with 26.

Additional highlights:

  • Men accounted for 92 percent of the work-related fatalities in the area, similar to 93-percent national share. (See table 5.) Transportation incidents and falls, slips and trips each accounted for about 27 percent of the fatalities among men in the New York area.
  • Hispanic or Latino workers accounted for 29 percent of the area’s work-related fatalities in 2016, compared to 17 percent of on-the-job fatalities nationally. Foreign-born Hispanic or Latino workers accounted for 50 incidents compared to 48 in 2015. The most frequent event for Hispanic or Latino workers was falls, slips, and trips.
  • Older workers—those 55 years old and over—accounted for 75, or 34 percent, of the metropolitan area’s work-related fatalities in 2016. Nationally, workers in this group accounted for 36 percent of on-the-job fatalities.

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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 the national 2016 data, over 23,300 unique source documents were reviewed as part of the data collection process. For technical information and definitions for CFOI, please go to the BLS Handbook of Methods on the BLS website at www.bls.gov/opub/hom/cfoi/home.htm.

Federal/State agency coverage. The CFOI includes data for all fatal work injuries, even those that may be outside the scope of other agencies or 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. More on the scope of CFOI can be found at www.bls.gov/iif/cfoiscope.htm.

Acknowledgments. The Bureau of Labor Statistics appreciates the efforts of all federal, state, local, and private sector entities that submitted source documents used to identify fatal work injuries.

Area definitions. The substate area data published in this release reflect the standards and definitions established by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, dated February 28, 2013. A detailed list of the geographic definitions is available at www.bls.gov/lau/lausmsa.htm.

The New York-Newark-Jersey City, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area includes Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties in New York; Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Union Counties in New Jersey; and Pike County in Pennsylvania.

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Table 1. Fatal occupational injuries by selected event groups in the largest 10 metropolitan areas in 2016
Metropolitan area(1) Total fatalities(2) Transportation incidents Violence and other injuries by persons or animals Falls, slips, trips Exposure to harmful substances or environments Contact with objects and equipment

United States(2)

5,190 2,083 866 849 518 761

New York-Newark-Jersey City, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa.

222 62 42 57 23 34

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas

115 35 19 32 15 13

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, Calif.

109 27 34 25 7 13

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Ill.-Ind.-Wis.

105 31 29 28 7 10

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas

93 32 16 20 9 13

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Fla.

92 26 14 21 15 11

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Mass.-N.H.

75 14 17 16 19 9

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Ga.

69 22 18 14 10 4

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va.

66 14 19 16 8 9

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md.

52 21 7 14 3 6

Footnotes:
(1) Metropolitan areas used in this table are Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) based on definitions from the Office of Management and Budget Bulletin Number 13-01, February 2013.
(2) Also includes fatalities occurring in nonmetropolitan areas.
 

Note: Data are final. Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. CFOI fatality counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event.
 

Table 2. Fatal occupational injuries by event or exposure, New York-Newark-Jersey City, 2015–16
Event or exposure (1) 2015 2016
Number Number Percent

Total

221 222 100

Violence and other injuries by persons or animals

46 42 19

Intentional injury by person

45 42 19

Homicides (Intentional injury by other person)

29 23 10

Shooting by other person--intentional

20 12 5

Stabbing, cutting, slashing, piercing

5 4 2

Hitting, kicking, beating, shoving

3 4 2

Strangulation by other person

-- 2 1

Suicides (Self-inflicted injury--intentional)

16 19 9

Shooting--intentional self-harm

6 5 2

Hanging, strangulation, asphyxiation--intentional self-harm

8 9 4

Transportation incidents

70 62 28

Aircraft incidents

3 3 1

Aircraft crash during takeoff or landing

2 -- --

Other in-flight crash

1 3 1

Other in-flight crash due to mechanical failure

1 3 1

Animal and other non-motorized vehicle transportation incidents

-- -- --

Animal transportation incident

-- 1 0

Pedestrian vehicular incident

14 16 7

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in roadway

5 4 2

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in roadway

4 4 2

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on side of road

-- 3 1

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in nonroadway area

7 9 4

Pedestrian struck by forward-moving vehicle in nonroadway area

4 4 2

Pedestrian struck by vehicle backing up in nonroadway area

3 3 1

Capsized or sinking water vehicle

2 -- --

Roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicle

43 30 14

Roadway collision with other vehicle

20 19 9

Roadway collision--moving in same direction

6 7 3

Roadway collision--moving in opposite directions, oncoming

9 8 4

Roadway collision--moving perpendicularly

4 3 1

Roadway collision with object other than vehicle

16 7 3

Vehicle struck object or animal on side of roadway

13 7 3

Roadway noncollision incident

7 4 2

Jack-knifed or overturned, roadway

4 4 2

Nonroadway incident involving motorized land vehicles

4 5 2

Nonroadway noncollision incident

3 3 1

Fires and explosions

6 -- --

Explosions

4 -- --

Falls, slips, trips

53 57 26

Falls on same level

7 8 4

Fall on same level due to tripping

-- 3 1

Fall on same level due to slipping

4 -- --

Falls to lower level

43 47 21

Fall from collapsing structure or equipment

-- 4 2

Fall through surface or existing opening

6 4 2

Fall through surface or existing opening 11 to 15 feet

3 -- --

Other fall to lower level

35 38 17

Other fall to lower level 6 to 10 feet

5 3 1

Other fall to lower level 16 to 20 feet

6 8 4

Other fall to lower level 21 to 25 feet

4 -- --

Other fall to lower level more than 30 feet

5 10 5

Exposure to harmful substances or environments

20 23 10

Exposure to electricity

3 6 3

Direct exposure to electricity

-- 5 2

Direct exposure to electricity, greater than 220 volts

1 4 2

Exposure to other harmful substances

12 15 7

Nonmedical use of drugs or alcohol--unintentional overdose

10 14 6

Inhalation of harmful substance

2 -- --

Exposure to oxygen deficiency, n.e.c.

3 -- --

Contact with objects and equipment

26 34 15

Struck by object or equipment

15 21 9

Struck by powered vehicle--nontransport

7 8 4

Struck or run over by rolling powered vehicle

-- 4 2

Struck by falling object or equipment--other than powered vehicle

7 13 6

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

3 5 2

Caught in or compressed by equipment or objects

3 9 4

Caught in running equipment or machinery

-- 5 2

Caught in running equipment or machinery during regular operation

-- 3 1

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

7 4 2

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

5 3 1

Overexertion and bodily reaction

-- -- --

Footnotes:
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 implemented for 2011 data forward.
 

Note: Data for all years are final. 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 industry, New York-Newark-Jersey City, 2015–16
Industry (1) 2015 2016
Number Number Percent

Total

221 222 100

Private industry

198 191 86

Natural resources and mining

6 -- --

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

5 -- --

Crop production

1 -- --

Vegetable and melon farming

1 -- --

Animal production and aquaculture

1 -- --

Fishing, hunting and trapping

3 -- --

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (2)

1 -- --

Construction

57 66 30

Construction

57 66 30

Construction of buildings

16 19 9

Residential building construction

15 16 7

Residential building construction

15 16 7

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

5 3 1

Residential remodelers

9 7 3

Nonresidential building construction

-- -- --

Commercial and institutional building construction

-- 1 0

Heavy and civil engineering construction

5 4 2

Land subdivision

1 -- --

Other heavy and civil engineering construction

-- 1 0

Specialty trade contractors

33 41 18

Foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors

15 9 4

Poured concrete foundation and structure contractors

5 -- --

Structural steel and precast concrete contractors

-- 3 1

Masonry contractors

-- 1 0

Roofing contractors

4 3 1

Other foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors

-- 1 0

Building equipment contractors

10 11 5

Electrical contractors

-- 3 1

Plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning contractors

5 3 1

Other building equipment contractors

-- 5 2

Building finishing contractors

3 11 5

Drywall and insulation contractors

-- 3 1

Painting and wall covering contractors

-- 3 1

Finish carpentry contractors

-- 3 1

Residential finish carpentry contractors

-- 1 0

Other specialty trade contractors

5 10 5

Site preparation contractors

5 3 1

Nonresidential site preparation contractors

1 -- --

All other specialty trade contractors

-- 7 3

Manufacturing

12 8 4

Manufacturing

12 8 4

Food manufacturing

5 1 0

Fruit and vegetable preserving and specialty food manufacturing

3 -- --

Bakeries and tortilla manufacturing

-- 1 0

Bread and bakery product manufacturing

-- 1 0

Commercial bakeries

-- 1 0

Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

-- 1 0

Beverage manufacturing

-- 1 0

Wineries

-- 1 0

Chemical manufacturing

-- -- --

Paint, coating, and adhesive manufacturing

1 -- --

Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

3 -- --

Cement and concrete product manufacturing

3 -- --

Fabricated metal product manufacturing

1 3 1

Other fabricated metal product manufacturing

1 -- --

Trade, transportation, and utilities

58 57 26

Utilities

-- 3 1

Wholesale trade

4 10 5

Merchant wholesalers, durable goods

1 5 2

Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers

1 -- --

Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers

-- 2 1

Industrial machinery and equipment merchant wholesalers

-- 2 1

Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods

3 5 2

Grocery and related product wholesalers

-- -- --

General line grocery merchant wholesalers

-- 1 0

Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers

1 -- --

Retail trade

20 21 9

Motor vehicle and parts dealers

-- 6 3

Automobile dealers

-- 3 1

New car dealers

-- 3 1

Automotive parts, accessories, and tire stores

-- 3 1

Electronics and appliance stores

-- 2 1

Electronics and appliance stores

-- 2 1

Electronics and appliance stores

-- 2 1

Electronics stores

-- 2 1

Food and beverage stores

7 6 3

Grocery stores

4 5 2

Supermarkets and other grocery (except convenience) stores

4 -- --

Convenience stores

-- 3 1

Beer, wine, and liquor stores

2 1 0

Gasoline stations

4 1 0

Gasoline stations

4 1 0

Gasoline stations with convenience stores

2 1 0

Clothing and clothing accessories stores

-- 3 1

General merchandise stores

1 -- --

Transportation and warehousing

33 23 10

Air transportation

1 -- --

Water transportation

3 -- --

Inland water transportation

1 -- --

Truck transportation

14 9 4

General freight trucking

10 6 3

General freight trucking, local

6 3 1

General freight trucking, long-distance

4 3 1

Specialized freight trucking

3 3 1

Transit and ground passenger transportation

12 7 3

Taxi and limousine service

12 5 2

Taxi service

11 4 2

School and employee bus transportation

-- 1 0

Support activities for transportation

-- 5 2

Support activities for water transportation

-- 3 1

Navigational services to shipping

1 3 1

Support activities for road transportation

-- 1 0

Motor vehicle towing

-- 1 0

Information

3 3 1

Information

3 3 1

Telecommunications

-- -- --

Wired telecommunications carriers

1 -- --

Financial activities

6 3 1

Finance and insurance

2 -- --

Credit intermediation and related activities

1 -- --

Nondepository credit intermediation

1 -- --

Funds, trusts, and other financial vehicles

1 -- --

Real estate and rental and leasing

4 3 1

Real estate

4 3 1

Professional and business services

27 21 9

Professional and technical services

7 -- --

Professional, scientific, and technical services

7 -- --

Legal services

1 -- --

Management, scientific, and technical consulting services

1 -- --

Administrative and waste services

20 20 9

Administrative and support services

12 19 9

Employment services

1 -- --

Temporary help services

1 -- --

Investigation and security services

3 -- --

Investigation, guard, and armored car services

3 1 0

Security guards and patrol services

3 1 0

Services to buildings and dwellings

8 16 7

Landscaping services

6 11 5

Waste management and remediation services

8 1 0

Remediation and other waste management services

2 1 0

Remediation services

2 -- --

All other waste management services

-- 1 0

Educational and health services

5 9 4

Educational services

-- -- --

Educational services

-- -- --

Technical and trade schools

1 -- --

Technical and trade schools

1 -- --

Flight training

1 -- --

Health care and social assistance

3 8 4

Ambulatory health care services

-- 4 2

Home health care services

-- 3 1

Other ambulatory health care services

-- 1 0

Ambulance services

-- 1 0

Social assistance

-- 1 0

Community food and housing, and emergency and other relief services

-- 1 0

Community housing services

-- 1 0

Temporary shelters

-- 1 0

Leisure and hospitality

12 16 7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

4 5 2

Performing arts, spectator sports, and related industries

4 -- --

Performing arts companies

3 -- --

Spectator sports

-- 1 0

Promoters of performing arts, sports, and similar events

1 -- --

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

-- 1 0

Museums, historical sites, and similar institutions

-- 1 0

Museums

-- 1 0

Accommodation and food services

8 11 5

Food services and drinking places

8 10 5

Restaurants and other eating places

6 8 4

Restaurants and other eating places

6 8 4

Full-service restaurants

3 5 2

Other services, except public administration

12 7 3

Other services, except public administration

12 7 3

Repair and maintenance

6 6 3

Automotive repair and maintenance

6 4 2

Automotive mechanical and electrical repair and maintenance

-- 3 1

Automotive body, paint, interior, and glass repair

1 -- --

Other automotive repair and maintenance

3 -- --

Personal and laundry services

5 -- --

Death care services

1 -- --

Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations

1 1 0

Religious organizations

1 1 0

Government (3)

23 31 14

Federal government

3 4 2

State government

4 7 3

Local government

16 20 9

Footnotes:
(1) Industry data are based on the North American Industry Classification System, 2012.
(2) 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.
(3) Includes fatal injuries to workers employed by governmental organizations regardless of industry.
 

Note: Data for all years are final. 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 occupation, New York-Newark-Jersey City, 2015–16
Occupation (1) 2015 2016
Number Number Percent

Total

221 222 100

Management occupations

10 7 3

Top executives

1 -- --

Other management occupations

8 6 3

Food service managers

-- 3 1

Property, real estate, and community association managers

-- 3 1

Miscellaneous managers

1 -- --

Business and financial operations occupations

-- -- --

Computer and mathematical occupations

-- -- --

Architecture and engineering occupations

3 1 0

Architects, surveyors, and cartographers

-- 1 0

Architects, except naval

-- 1 0

Architects, except landscape and naval

-- 1 0

Engineers

3 -- --

Life, physical, and social science occupations

-- -- --

Community and social service occupations

-- -- --

Religious workers

1 1 0

Miscellaneous religious workers

-- 1 0

Legal occupations

1 -- --

Lawyers, judges, and related workers

1 -- --

Education, training, and library occupations

-- 3 1

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

5 3 1

Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers

3 -- --

Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers

-- 1 0

Athletes and sports competitors

-- 1 0

Musicians, singers, and related workers

3 -- --

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

3 -- --

Healthcare support occupations

-- 5 2

Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides

-- 4 2

Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides

-- 4 2

Home health aides

-- 3 1

Protective service occupations

17 16 7

Supervisors of protective service workers

2 4 2

Fire fighting and prevention workers

3 2 1

Firefighters

3 2 1

Law enforcement workers

7 5 2

Detectives and criminal investigators

2 -- --

Police officers

4 3 1

Other protective service workers

5 5 2

Security guards and gaming surveillance officers

4 3 1

Security guards

4 3 1

Food preparation and serving related occupations

5 3 1

Supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

4 -- --

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

11 20 9

Supervisors of building and grounds cleaning and maintenance workers

3 3 1

Building cleaning and pest control workers

3 6 3

Building cleaning workers

3 5 2

Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

3 3 1

Grounds maintenance workers

5 11 5

Grounds maintenance workers

5 11 5

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

5 7 3

Tree trimmers and pruners

-- 4 2

Personal care and service occupations

-- -- --

Sales and related occupations

17 15 7

Supervisors of sales workers

6 5 2

Retail sales workers

9 8 4

Cashiers

6 4 2

Retail salespersons

3 4 2

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing

-- -- --

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing

-- -- --

Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products

-- 1 0

Office and administrative support occupations

5 3 1

Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers

4 -- --

Postal service workers

-- 1 0

Postal service clerks

-- 1 0

Stock clerks and order fillers

3 -- --

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

5 -- --

Agricultural workers

2 -- --

Fishing and hunting workers

3 -- --

Fishers and related fishing workers

3 -- --

Construction and extraction occupations

52 59 27

Supervisors of construction and extraction workers

9 10 5

Construction trades workers

39 45 20

Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons

-- 1 0

Brickmasons and blockmasons

-- 1 0

Carpenters

6 7 3

Construction laborers

19 22 10

Construction equipment operators

-- 3 1

Electricians

-- 3 1

Painters and paperhangers

-- 3 1

Painters, construction and maintenance

-- 3 1

Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

3 -- --

Roofers

5 -- --

Other construction and related workers

3 4 2

Elevator installers and repairers

-- 3 1

Hazardous materials removal workers

1 -- --

Rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators

-- 1 0

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

16 26 12

Supervisors of installation, maintenance, and repair workers

3 4 2

Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers

3 4 2

Automotive technicians and repairers

-- 3 1

Automotive service technicians and mechanics

-- 3 1

Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and mechanics

1 -- --

Other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

9 16 7

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

-- 3 1

Industrial machinery installation, repair, and maintenance workers

-- 3 1

Line installers and repairers

-- 3 1

Telecommunications line installers and repairers

1 3 1

Maintenance and repair workers, general

5 3 1

Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, and repair workers

-- 4 2

Production occupations

7 10 5

Supervisors of production workers

4 -- --

Metal workers and plastic workers

-- 4 2

Transportation and material moving occupations

57 43 19

Supervisors of transportation and material moving workers

-- -- --

First-line supervisors of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators

3 -- --

Air transportation workers

3 1 0

Aircraft pilots and flight engineers

3 1 0

Commercial pilots

3 1 0

Motor vehicle operators

30 28 13

Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians

-- 1 0

Bus drivers

-- 2 1

Bus drivers, transit and intercity

-- 1 0

Bus drivers, school or special client

-- 1 0

Driver/sales workers and truck drivers

18 19 9

Driver/sales workers

5 -- --

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

12 13 6

Light truck or delivery services drivers

1 5 2

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs

11 6 3

Water transportation workers

2 3 1

Sailors and marine oilers

-- 2 1

Ship and boat captains and operators

2 1 0

Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels

2 1 0

Material moving workers

17 9 4

Crane and tower operators

-- 3 1

Laborers and material movers, hand

8 -- --

Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

6 -- --

Refuse and recyclable material collectors

6 -- --

Military specific occupations (2)

-- -- --

Footnotes:
(1) Occupation data are based on the Standard Occupational Classification system, 2010.
(2) Includes fatal injuries to persons identified as resident armed forces regardless of individual occupation listed.
 

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 5. Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics, New York-Newark-Jersey City, 2015–16
Worker characteristics 2015 2016
Number Number Percent

Total

221 222 100

Employee status

 

Wage and salary workers (1)

175 186 84

Self-employed (2)

46 36 16

Gender

 

Men

208 205 92

Women

13 17 8

Age (3)

 

20 to 24 years

10 9 4

25 to 34 years

38 32 14

35 to 44 years

37 49 22

45 to 54 years

59 55 25

55 to 64 years

52 53 24

65 years and over

24 22 10

Race or ethnic origin (4)

 

White, non-Hispanic

108 110 50

Black or African-American, non-Hispanic

32 37 17

Hispanic or Latino

64 65 29

Asian, non-Hispanic

13 9 4

Footnotes:
(1) May include volunteers and workers receiving other types of compensation.
(2) 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.
(3) Information may not be available for all age groups.
(4) Persons identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. The race categories shown exclude Hispanic and Latino workers.
 

Note: Data for all years are final. 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: Monday, March 12, 2018