Report of Fatal Occupational Injuries in Maine

The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program compiles the most accurate, verifiable data on fatal work-related injuries and reports the information in an annual report.

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The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program is a Federal/State cooperative program. It was created in 1990 by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics and includes all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The program was established to determine a true count of work-related fatalities in the U.S. Prior to CFOI, estimates of work-related fatalities varied because of different definitions and reporting sources. The CFOI program collects and compiles workplace fatality data that is based on consistent guidelines throughout the U.S.

The CFOI program provides detailed data on all fatal workplace injuries in all industries and ages, including those workers under the age of 16. It also includes self-employed people; employees in the lobstering, fishing & farming industries; and government employees. In the past these employees were excluded due to the difficulty in data verification.

This report provides information on the work-related fatalities caused by workplace accidents in Maine during 1997. We hope the information in this report is used to reduce the number of injuries in Maine’s workplaces.

Corresponding national and other state data as well as national studies using this data may be found on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics web site.