2012 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) survey provides Kansas's information on the frequency of fatal injuries occurring in the workplace. Fatal injuries occurring in the private and public sectors, the military, the self-employed and certain volunteers are all counted. The CFOI program's methodology ensures that fatality counts are as complete and accurate as possible by cross-referencing diverse data sources in order to identify and verify fatalities. The personal identifiers of individuals and companies are kept confidential. The program provides workplace fatality data by occupational, industrial, and demographic characteristics in addition to the manner in which the fatal injury occurred.
One of the criterions for publication requires that three or more incidents of a fatality must have occurred in a specific category before they may be published in a table. If numbers are omitted, and noted as such, it is because they did not meet publication requirements.
2012 Executive Summary
2012 Press Release
Kansas Fatal Occupational Injuries in Kansas for 2012
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) produces comprehensive, accurate, and timely counts of fatal work injuries. CFOI is a Federal-State cooperative program that has been implemented in all 50 States and the District of Columbia since 1992. To compile counts that are as complete as possible, the census uses multiple sources to identify, verify, and profile fatal worker injuries. Information about each workplace fatality--occupation and other worker characteristics, equipment involved, and circumstances of the event--is obtained by cross referencing the source records, such as death certificates, workers' compensation reports, and Federal and State agency administrative reports. To ensure that fatalities are work-related, cases are substantiated with two or more independent source documents, or a source document and a follow-up questionnaire.
Data compiled by the CFOI program are issued annually for the preceding calendar year.
These data are used by safety and health policy analysts and researchers to help prevent fatal work injuries by:
The National Safety Council has adopted the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries figure, beginning with the 1992 data year, as the authoritative count for work related deaths in the United States.
Previous Injury and Illness Data Tables
2011 Data Tables
2010 Data Tables and News Release
2009 Data Tables and News Release
2008 Data Tables and News Release
2007 Data Tables and News Release
2006 Data Tables and News Release