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Fatal occupational injuries in Pennsylvania

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Pennsylvania
Selected
characteristics
2006
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

240 44 37 22 89 8 40
 

Employee Status

 

Wage and Salary (2)

184 34 27 18 72 4 29

Self Employed (3)

56 10 10 4 17 4 11
 

Sex

 

Men

222 44 36 18 77 8 39

Women

18     4 12    
 

Age

 

Under 16

             

16-17

             

18-19

             

20-24

9   3   3    

25-34

37 6 3 6 12   10

35-44

60 11 8 7 18   14

45-54

63 13 11 7 25   6

55-64

36 6 4   16   7

65 and older

31 6 7   14 3  
 

Race or ethnic origin (4)

 

White, non-Hispanic

196 40 31 19 77 8 21

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

19 3 3   5   6

Hispanic or Latino

14   3   3   6

American Indian or Alaska Native

             

Asian

9           7

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, Pennsylvania
Event or exposure (1) 2006
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

240 184 56 222 18
 

Contact with objects and equipment

44 34 10 44  

Struck by object

30 21 9 30  

Struck by falling object

20 15 5 20  

Caught in equipment or object

12 11   12  

Caught in running equipment or machinery

5 4   5  

Falls

37 27 10 36  

Fall to lower level

31 21 10 31  

Fall from ladder

5   4 5  

Fall from roof

10 5 5 10  

Fall from scaffold

3 3   3  

Harmful substances or environments

22 18 4 18 4

Contact with electric current

7 6   7  

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

10 10   7 3

Oxygen deficiency

         

Transportation incident

89 72 17 77 12

Highway transportation incident

49 45 4 44 5

Collision between vehicles

12 12   9 3

Non-collision highway incident

8 8   8  

Non-highway transportation incident

15 5 10 13  

Overturned, non-highway

7   7 7  

Struck by vehicle

17 16   15  

Aircraft incident

6 4      

Fires and explosions

8 4 4 8  

Assaults and violent acts

40 29 11 39  

Homicides

27 19 8 26  

Homicides - shooting

22 15 7 22  

Self-inflicted injuries

12 10   12  

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, Pennsylvania
Selected industries (1) 2006
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

240 44 37 22 89 8 40
 

Private industry

228 44 37 21 83 8 35

Goods Producing

100 28 25 11 24 6 6

Natural resources and mining

30 10 3   11 3  

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

26 9 3   10    

Mining

4            

Construction

50 8 20 6 10   4

Manufacturing

20 10   3 3    

Service providing

128 16 12 10 59   29

Trade, transportation, and utilities

71 7 4 4 43   13

Wholesale trade

8       4    

Retail trade

15       4   9

Transportation and warehousing

47 5     35   4

Utilities

             

Information

             

Financial activities

4            

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

4            

Professional and business services

21 5 3   10   3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

             

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

20 4 3   10   3

Education and health services

13 3   3     3

Educational services

             

Health care and social assistance

11 3   3     3

Leisure and hospitality

16           10

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

             

Accommodation and food services

16           10

Other services

             

Government (3)

12       6   5

Federal

             

State

             

Local

10       4   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, Pennsylvania
Selected occupations (1) 2006
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

240 44 37 22 89 8 40
 

Management, professional, and related occupations

32 7   4 10   8

Management occupations

18 4     6   4

Business and financial operations occupations

             

Computer and mathematical occupations

             

Architecture and engineering occupations

3            

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

6           3

Service occupations

24 3 5 3     11

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

7           5

Food preparation and serving related occupations

8           4

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

7 3          

Personal care and service occupations

             

Sales and office occupations

10       3   7

Sales and related occupations

8           7

Office and administrative support occupations

             

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

72 16 25 8 13 5 5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

11 5     4    

Construction and extraction occupations

46 5 20 5 7 4 5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

15 6 3 3      

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

102 18 5 7 61   9

Production occupations

17 7     4    

Transportation and material moving occupations

85 11 5 5 57   7

Military specific occupations

             

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.