Labor and Economic Opportunity
The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries program, part of the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics safety and health statistics program, provides the most complete count of fatal work injuries available because it uses multiple state and federal data sources. The fatality census is conducted in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Key information about each workplace fatality (such as occupation and other worker characteristics, equipment being used, and circumstances of the event) is obtained by cross referencing a variety of source records. These records include death certificates, workers compensation records, and reports to federal and state agencies.