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The Economic Burden of Occupational Fatal Injuries to Civilian Workers in the United States Based on the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 1992-2002


February 2011
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2011-130
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This document adds an economic dimension to existing research efforts addressing the incidence and prevalence measures of loss associated with fatal occupational injury. This research effort is long standing within the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and has been previously reported in such documents as The Cost of Fatal Injuries to Civilian Workers in the United States, 1992–2001, which is based on the counts of traumatic occupational fatalities identified through the NIOSH National Traumatic Occupational Fatality (NTOF) surveillance system. This document continues the effort by presenting economic costs using revised methods and fatal occupational injury counts identified through the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program.