Workers Killed or Disabled on the Job: 1970 to 2005

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 635):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 64 rows and 8 columns.

Data for 2005 are preliminary estimates (13.8 represents 13,800). Excludes homocides and suicides. Estimates based on data from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, state vital statistics departments, state industrial commissions and beginning 1995, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Numbers of workers based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


  1. Per 100,000 workers.
  2. Disabling injury defined as one which results in death, some degree
    of physical impairment, or renders the person unable to perform
    regular activities for a full day beyond the day of the injury.
    Due to change in methodology, data beginning 1990 not comparable
    with prior years.
  3. Includes deaths where industry is not known.
  4. Includes forestry, fishing, and hunting.
  5. Includes oil and gas extraction.
  6. For composition of industry, see Table 613.
  7. Excludes public service administration.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.