Fatal Work Injuries – 2013
- A preliminary total of 4,405 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2013, down from a revised count of 4,628 fatal work injuries in 2012
- Of the 152 fatal work injuries recorded in the New York metropolitan area in 2013, 49 resulted from transportation incidents; 25 of these were roadway incidents involving motorized land vehicles, and 16 were pedestrian vehicular incidents.
- The areas with the highest shares of work-related deaths from transportation incidents were Miami (39.7 percent), Chicago (32.6 percent), and New York (32.2 percent).
- Among the largest ten metropolitan areas, the highest shares of workplace fatalities due to violence were in Washington (41.0 percent), Boston (35.7 percent), and Atlanta (27.6 percent). Twenty-two of the 38 New York area fatalities in this category were intentional injuries by other persons (homicides).
- Falls, slips, and trips were the third-most frequent fatal event in the New York area, resulting in 20.4 percent of all fatalities.
- Older workers—those 55 years old and over—accounted for 57, or 37 percent, of the metropolitan area’s work-related fatalities in 2013.
- Fatal work injuries totaled 152 in 2013 for the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa. Metropolitan Statistical Area