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Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries

In partnership with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Quality, Metrics and Statistics Division completes an annual Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI). To access the occupational fatalities database maintained by the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, click here.

The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration maintains a list of Fatalities and High Priority Incidents which result in a safety order here.

The CFOI includes work-related fatalities resulting from unintentional and intentional injuries. CFOI uses multiple data sources to identify, document and verify work-related injury deaths. On an annual basis, thousands of documents including death certificates are reviewed by the QMS division staff. CFOI data is traditionally released annually on reporting in August of each year on data for the previous calendar year. Please find the data available for the State of Indiana below below:

2019:Fatality Characteristics
 BLS Summary Table
 BLS National Data

Beginning in reference year 2019, CFOI modernized its disclosure methodology, further strengthening its protection of confidential data. As a result, there are fewer publishable counts in CFOI. Disclosure protection remains an ongoing balance between protecting confidential data from disclosure and providing useful data to stakeholders. Data collected through the CFOI are used exclusively for statistical purposes and are protected under the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA). These data are collected under a pledge of confidentiality and therefore require BLS to prevent disclosure of information that could identify decedents or employers.
Note: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. For complete information on how the data are coded and presented see our definitions page at http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshcfdef.htm. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria. CFOI fatality counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event.

2018:Fatality Characteristics
 BLS Summary Table
 BLS National Data
2017:Fatality Characteristics
 BLS Summary Table
 BLS National Data
2016:Fatality Characteristics
 BLS Summary Table
 BLS National Data
2015: Fatality Characteristics
 BLS Summary Table
 BLS National Data
2014:Fatality Characteristics
 BLS Summary Table
 BLS National Data
2013:Fatality Characteristics
 BLS Summary Table
 BLS National Data
2012:Fatality Characteristics
 BLS Summary Table
 BLS National Data
2011:Fatality Characteristics
 BLS Summary Table
 BLS National Data
2010:Fatality Characteristics
 BLS Summary Table
 BLS National Data
2009:Fatality Characteristics - PowerPoint
 BLS Summary Table
 Brochure
2008:Fatality Characteristics - PowerPoint
 BLS Summary Table
2007:Fatality Characteristics - PowerPoint
 BLS Summary Table
 Brochure
2006:Fatality Characteristics - PowerPoint
 BLS Summary Table

A high level analysis of data relating to fatalities from 2003 - 2010 produced by the Quality, Metrics & Statistics division is available here.