Fatal Injury Data for 2009
Since 1992, the Bureau of Labor Statistics
has performed The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) to document fatal
workplace injuries. On average, Connecticut loses 40 workers each year to
workplace injuries. By participating in this study, CONN-OSHA is striving to
reduce workplace fatalities to ensure every employee returns home to his or her
family each day.
In 2009 …
Thirty-four workers in
Connecticut lost their lives to workplace injuries.
Assaults and violent acts claimed
the lives of 13 workers (38 percent). Six of these deaths were
Twenty-eight (93 percent) of the
deceased workers were men.
Seven (23 percent) of the
deceased workers were self-employed.
Preliminary national numbers show
a total loss of 4,340 workers. This was the lowest recorded total
since the program began in 1992.
2009 Connecticut Fatal Occupational Injuries:
Number and Percent Change by State:
Safety and Health Statistics
July 07, 2015