Fatal Occupational Injuries

The Occupational Safety and Health Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Division is responsible for compiling work related injury, illness and fatality statistics. This data is available to the public upon request.

The Arkansas Department of Labor has contracted with the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics to conduct annual surveys of workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses.

The first data for fatalities was released in the fall of 1993 for calendar year 1992 through a program known as CFOI, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Findings on the number of fatalities in Arkansas for each subsequent year are as follows:

Year

# Fatalities

1992

82

1993

71

1994

85

1995

91

1996

88

1997

102

1998

86

1999

76

2000

106

2001

68

Year

# Fatalities

2002

80

2003

87

2004

70

2005

80

2006

78

2007

89

2008

85

2009

75

2010

87

 2011

                           93

State tables can be found on the BLS website here:
http://www.bls.gov/iif/oshstate.htm

More detailed data can be extracted using the LABSTAT data found here:
http://data.bls.gov/gqt/InitialPage.

For more information on OSH or CFOI statistics, contact Don Cash at 501-682-4542