South Carolina Fatal Occupational Injury Data

In 1992 the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), implemented the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program. The CFOI program provides a comprehensive, accurate, descriptive, timely and accessible measure of all fatal work injuries occurring during the year.

For a fatality to be included in the census, the fatal injury must occur in the reference state, during the reference year and be work-related according to the CFOI guidelines. Fatalities are researched until a work relationship is determined or rejected.

To ensure that fatalities are work-related, CFOI cases are substantiated with two or more independent source documents or a source document and a follow up questionnaire. Source documents include death certificates, workers' compensation forms, coroner reports, medical examiner reports, motor vehicle accident reports, newspaper articles, OSHA forms, etc.

The CFOI program is a federal/state cooperative program. South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation in cooperation with BLS conducts the CFOI program for the state of South Carolina.

Data compiled by the CFOI program are issued annually for the previous year.