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United States Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries 2009


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2009 - 12/2009
Data type
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

Data for the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries are gathered annually by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and individual states from various sources such as death certificates, news accounts, workers’ compensation reports, and Federal and State agency administrative records. Through these sources, detailed information is compiled on fatal occupational injuries in the country and each individual state. The types of fatalities presented in the tables are transportation incidents, assaults and violent acts, contact with objects and equipment, falls, exposure to harmful substances or environment, and fires and explosions. Data are organized in the tables by event, industry, sector, goods and services, occupation, and worker characteristics including age and sex.

Suggested citation 

Bureau of Labor Statistics (USA). United States Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries 2009. Washington, DC, United States: Bureau of Labor Statistics (USA).