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Fatal occupational injuries in North Carolina

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, North Carolina
Selected
characteristics
2005
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

165 31 30 15 62 5 22
 

Employee Status

 

Wage and Salary (2)

148 27 28 14 57 4 18

Self Employed (3)

17 4     5   4
 

Sex

 

Men

153 29 30 14 59 5 16

Women

12       3   6
 

Age

 

Under 16

             

16-17

             

18-19

             

20-24

12   3   4   3

25-34

35 6 5   15   8

35-44

34 3 8 4 12   7

45-54

41 13 8 5 13    

55-64

27 5   4 12 4  

65 and older

16 4 4   6    
 

Race or ethnic origin (4)

 

White, non-Hispanic

109 22 22 7 43 3 12

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

25 6     11   4

Hispanic or Latino

27 3 8 6 7    

American Indian or Alaska Native

             

Asian

3            

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, North Carolina
Event or exposure (1) 2005
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

165 148 17 153 12
 

Contact with objects and equipment

31 27 4 29  

Struck by object

19 17   18  

Struck by falling object

11 9   11  

Caught in equipment or object

11 9   10  

Caught in running equipment or machinery

5 4   5  

Falls

30 28   30  

Fall to lower level

29 27   29  

Fall from ladder

6 6   6  

Fall from roof

8 7   8  

Fall from scaffold

         

Harmful substances or environments

15 14   14  

Contact with electric current

5 5   4  

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

3     3  

Oxygen deficiency

         

Transportation incident

62 57 5 59 3

Highway transportation incident

39 37   37  

Collision between vehicles

21 20   20  

Non-collision highway incident

5 5   5  

Non-highway transportation incident

4     4  

Overturned, non-highway

         

Struck by vehicle

10 9   9  

Aircraft incident

6 6   6  

Fires and explosions

5 4   5  

Assaults and violent acts

22 18 4 16 6

Homicides

15 12 3 10 5

Homicides - shooting

11 8 3 9  

Self-inflicted injuries

7 6   6  

Footnotes
(1) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
(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, North Carolina
Selected industries (1) 2005
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

165 31 30 15 62 5 22
 

Private industry

144 28 28 14 51 5 18

Goods Producing

73 21 20 9 19 4  

Natural resources and mining

21 9   6 5    

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

21 9   6 5    

Mining

             

Construction

37 8 18   9    

Manufacturing

15 4   3 5    

Service providing

71 7 8 5 32   18

Trade, transportation, and utilities

38 3     22   10

Wholesale trade

             

Retail trade

15       4   9

Transportation and warehousing

22 3     17    

Utilities

             

Information

             

Financial activities

             

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

             

Professional and business services

17 3 4 3 6    

Professional, scientific, and technical services

             

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

15 3 4   5    

Education and health services

             

Educational services

             

Health care and social assistance

             

Leisure and hospitality

6           5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

             

Accommodation and food services

6           5

Other services

7            

Government (3)

21 3     11   4

Federal

11       6    

State

             

Local

10       5    

Footnotes
(1) Classified according to the North American Industry Classification System, 2002.
(2) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
(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, North Carolina
Selected occupations (1) 2005
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

165 31 30 15 62 5 22
 

Management, professional, and related occupations

16     3 7   3

Management occupations

8       3    

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

24 3 5   6   8

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

5            

Food preparation and serving related occupations

             

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

16   5   4    

Personal care and service occupations

             

Sales and office occupations

11           9

Sales and related occupations

9           8

Office and administrative support occupations

             

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

52 19 17 6 8    

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

15 8   6      

Construction and extraction occupations

30 7 14   7    

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

7 4          

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

53 7 4 3 35 3  

Production occupations

13 3 3 3   3  

Transportation and material moving occupations

40 4     34    

Military specific occupations

9       6    

Footnotes
(1) Based on the 2000 Standard Occupational Classification System.
(2) Based on the 1992 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.