Fatal Injuries to Civilian Workers in the United States, 1980-1995 - National and State Profiles

July 2001
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2001-129S
Cover of Publication 2001-129s

This document provides an update to data published in the 1993 publication, Fatal Injuries to Workers in the United States, 1980-1989: A Decade of Surveillance. The current document includes 16 years of data from the National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities surveillance system for the years 1980 through 1995. Occupational injury mortality statistics on over 93,000 deaths are provided by demographic and injury characteristics. These data illuminate the nature and magnitude of work-related injury death for the United States and comprise the most comprehensive summary available in one document.

Although fatal occupational injuries have decreased over the years, the burden remains high. The data presented in this report provide the basis for developing strategies to prevent traumatic work-related injury deaths by profiling high-risk industries, occupations, and causes of fatal injuries. It is our hope that the information contained in this document will serve as a comprehensive resource for federal, state and local agencies, safety and health professionals, researchers, and others who can affect the prevention of occupational fatalities.

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