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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Specific Location Where Injury Occurred’

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NFIRS Coding

Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Specific Location Where Injury Occurred’ element, including any “other” values in case none of the preselected choices match:

Common Examples of Specific Location Where Injury Occurred

More commonly used values for Specific Location Where Injury Occurred…

Specific Location Where Injury Occurred  Code 
On Roof 23
On Ground Ladder 25
Specific Location - Other 00
Undetermined UU

All values for Specific Location Where Injury Occurred

Specific Location Where Injury Occurred  Code 
Outside At Grade 22
On Roof 23
On Aerial Ladder or In Basket 24
On Ground Ladder 25
On Vertical Surface or Ledge 26
On Fire Escape or Outside Stairway 27
On Steep Grade 28
In Open Pit 31
In Ditch or Trench 32
In Quarry or Mine 33
In Ravine 34
In Well 35
In Water 36
In Attic or Other Confined Structural Space 45
In Structure, Excluding Attic, Roof, or Wall 49
In Tunnel 53
In Sewer 54
In Motor Vehicle 61
In Rail Vehicle 63
In Boat, Ship, or Barge 64
In Aircraft 65
Specific Location - Other 00
Undetermined UU

Transactions containing ‘Specific Location Where Injury Occurred’

A few NFIRS elements are reused accross a number of transactions, but typically the value is captured by one transaction only.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Expected Length 2
Element Type Coded Field - The coded field relating to an entry in the code table. Most coded fields allow for Plus+ One codes. For these fields the expected length of the coded entry is depicted as (National length OR Plus+ One length). Only fields with this notation in the expected length column allow for Plus+ One definitions. If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted.
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