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Table 47

Occupational Fatalities Per 100,000 Workers, 1993-95

Rank State Amt. Rank State Amt.
1 Alaska 36.3 27 Arizona 5.6
2 North Dakota 32.6 28 Alabama 5.2
3 Wyoming 29.3 29 Colorado 5.1
4 Vermont 27.5 29 Tennessee 5.1
5 Montana 27.4 31 Oklahoma 5.0
6 South Dakota 27.1 32 Maryland 4.8
7 Delaware 21.7 32 Minnesota 4.8
8 Rhode Island 18.5 34 Wisconsin 4.6
9 Maine 17.6 35 Washington 4.4
10 Idaho 16.7 36 Indiana 4.2
11 New Hampshire 16.6 36 Massachusetts 4.2
12 Nevada 15.1 36 Missouri 4.2
13 Nebraska 14.6 39 Virginia 3.5
14 West Virginia 14.2 40 Georgia 3.0
15 New Mexico 13.8 40 New Jersey 3.0
16 Hawaii 12.5 42 Michigan 2.8
17 Utah 12.4 42 NEW YORK 2.8
18 Mississippi 9.3 42 North Carolina 2.8
19 Iowa 8.1 45 Ohio 2.3
20 Kansas 8.0 46 Pennsylvania 2.2
21 Arkansas 7.7 47 Illinois 2.1
22 Connecticut 7.2 48 Florida 1.7
23 Oregon 7.0 49 Texas 1.1
24 Kentucky 6.6 50 California 0.7
25 South Carolina 6.5 U.S. Average 4.4
26 Louisiana 5.9 N.Y.S. % below avg. 36.4%
Source: U.S. Department of Labor


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