Fatal occupational injuries in Virginia

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Virginia
Selected
characteristics
2008
Total Event or exposure (1)
Contact
with objects
and
equipment
Falls Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
or
explosions
Assaults
and
violent
acts

Total

156 29 20 14 52 4 37
 

Employee Status

 

Wage and Salary (2)

125 23 19 13 41   28

Self Employed (3)

31 6     11 3 9
 

Sex

 

Men

147 28 20 14 45 4 36

Women

9       7    
 

Age

 

Under 16

             

16-17

             

18-19

             

20-24

12       6   3

25-34

22 5     5   9

35-44

30 5   6 9   8

45-54

37 4 8 3 11   10

55-64

36 7 6   13 3 5

65 and older

17 6     6    
 

Race or ethnic origin (4)

 

White, non-Hispanic

108 21 14 10 37   24

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

25 5     8   6

Hispanic or Latino

16 3 4   6    

American Indian or Alaska Native

             

Asian

6           5

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

             

Multiple races

             

Other or not reported

             

Footnotes
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.
(2) May include volunteers and workers receiving other types of compensation.
(3) Includes self-employed workers, owners of unincorporated businesses and farms, paid and unpaid family workers, members of partnerships, and may include owners of incorporated businesses.
(4) Persons identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. The individual racial categories shown exclude data for Hispanic and Latino workers.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

 

Fatal occupational injuries by selected events and employee status and sex, Virginia
Event or exposure (1) 2008
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

156 125 31 147 9
 

Contact with objects and equipment

29 23 6 28  

Struck by object

21 15 6 21  

Struck by falling object

17 13 4 17  

Caught in equipment or object

5 5   4  

Caught in running equipment or machinery

         

Falls

20 19   20  

Fall to lower level

18 17   18  

Fall from ladder

5 5   5  

Fall from roof

         

Fall from scaffold

         

Harmful substances or environments

14 13   14  

Contact with electric current

10 9   10  

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

         

Oxygen deficiency

         

Transportation incident

52 41 11 45 7

Highway transportation incident

31 27 4 25 6

Collision between vehicles

12 11   9 3

Non-collision highway incident

         

Non-highway transportation incident

12 5 7 12  

Overturned, non-highway

4   3 4  

Struck by vehicle

7 7   6  

Aircraft incident

         

Fires and explosions

4   3 4  

Assaults and violent acts

37 28 9 36  

Homicides

21 16 5 20  

Homicides - shooting

18 14 4 17  

Self-inflicted injuries

16 12 4 16  

Footnotes
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.
(2) May include volunteers and workers receiving other types of compensation.
(3) Includes self-employed workers, owners of unincorporated businesses and farms, paid and unpaid family workers, members of partnerships, and may include owners of incorporated businesses.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

 

Fatal occupational injuries by selected industries and major events or exposures, Virginia
Selected industries (1) 2008
Total Event or exposure (2)
Contact
with objects
and
equipment
Falls Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
or
explosions
Assaults
and
violent
acts

Total

156 29 20 14 52 4 37
 

Private industry

139 29 17 12 48 4 29

Goods Producing

62 23 10 6 17   5

Natural resources and mining

23 13     6    

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

21 11     6    

Mining

             

Construction

30 8 9 4 9    

Manufacturing

9            

Service providing

77 6 7 6 31 3 24

Trade, transportation, and utilities

42 4 4   20   11

Wholesale trade

3            

Retail trade

9           3

Transportation and warehousing

30   4   17   6

Utilities

             

Information

             

Financial activities

5            

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

5            

Professional and business services

12     4 4    

Professional, scientific, and technical services

             

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

12     4 4    

Education and health services

             

Educational services

             

Health care and social assistance

             

Leisure and hospitality

9       3   6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

             

Accommodation and food services

9       3   6

Other services

7           3

Government (3)

17   3   4   8

Federal

3            

State

3            

Local

11       3   5

Footnotes
(1) Classified according to the North American Industry Classification System, 2002.
(2) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.
(3) Includes fatalities to workers employed by governmental organizations regardless of industry.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.

 

Fatal occupational injuries by selected occupations and major events or exposures, Virginia
Selected occupations (1) 2008
Total Event or exposure (2)
Contact
with objects
and
equipment
Falls Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
or
explosions
Assaults
and
violent
acts

Total

156 29 20 14 52 4 37
 

Management, professional, and related occupations

20 4     10   4

Management occupations

17 3     10    

Business and financial operations occupations

             

Computer and mathematical occupations

             

Architecture and engineering occupations

             

Life, physical, and social science occupations

             

Community and social services occupations

             

Legal occupations

             

Education, training, and library occupations

             

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

             

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

             

Service occupations

29   4 5 5   14

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

12           8

Food preparation and serving related occupations

4           3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

12   3 4      

Personal care and service occupations

             

Sales and office occupations

9           4

Sales and related occupations

8           4

Office and administrative support occupations

             

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

47 19 9 5 8   4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

12 9          

Construction and extraction occupations

27 10 7 4 5    

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

8           3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

49 4 6 3 27   9

Production occupations

7            

Transportation and material moving occupations

42 3 4   25   8

Military specific occupations

             

Footnotes
(1) Based on the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification System.
(2) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.

NOTE: Totals for major categories may include subcategories not shown separately. Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.