A fatal work-related injury is an injury occurring at work that results in death. Surveillance of work-related fatalities can identify new hazards and case clusters, leading to the development of new interventions and prevention measures.
In Nebraska, fatal work injuries are counted through the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in collaboration with the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court.
Fatal Injury Facts
- Since 2003, 504 workers in Nebraska have died as a result of a fatal work-related injury, an average of about one fatality per week.
- In 2012, 48 workers in Nebraska died as a result of a fatal work-related injury.
- The fatal work injury rate in Nebraska is higher than the U.S. rate.
- More than 100,000 workers in Nebraska are employed in industries and occupations at a high risk for work-related fatalities.
Data Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
Data Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.
*FTE= Full-time equivalent worker. Employment statistics used to calculate rate are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey.
Additional Fatality Data
Nebraska Fatal Work-Related Injury Data, 2012 - Bureau of Labor Statistics
Nebraska Fatal Injury Counts and Rates - Bureau of Labor Statistics