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For Release: Thursday, March 24, 2022
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Fatal Work Injuries in Hawaii – 2020
Fatal work injuries totaled 16 in 2020 for Hawaii, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Regional
Commissioner Chris Rosenlund noted that the number of work-related fatalities in Hawaii was down from 26
the previous year. (See chart 1.) Fatal occupational injuries in the state have ranged from a high of 41 in 2001
to a low of 11 in 2013.
Nationwide, a total of 4,764 fatal work injuries were recorded in 2020, an 11-percent decrease from the 5,333
in 2019, according to the results from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program. The 4,764
fatal occupational injuries in 2020 represents the lowest annual number since 2013.
Fatal event or exposure
In Hawaii, transportation incidents resulted in seven fatal work injuries. This major category accounted for 44
percent of all fatal workplace injuries in the state. (See chart 2 and table 1.) Worker deaths from transportation
incidents were down from 12 over the year.
Violence and other injuries by persons or animals was the second-most frequent fatal work event with five
fatalities, unchanged from the prior year. Exposure to harmful substances or environments resulted in four
work-related death, the same as in 2018.
Nationally, transportation incidents were the most frequent fatal workplace event in 2020, accounting for 37
percent of fatal work injuries. Falls, slips, and trips was the second-most common fatal event (17 percent).
The private transportation and warehousing industry sector and the administrative and support and waste
management and remediation industry sector had the highest number of fatalities in Hawaii with three each.
(See table 2.) .). Four of the six fatal events in these sectors were transportation incidents.
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