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Fatal occupational injuries in Virginia

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Virginia
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

165 38 18 15 61   32
 

Employee Status

 

Wage and Salary (2)

141 33 15 13 54   25

Self Employed (3)

24 5 3   7   7
 

Sex

 

Men

154 38 17 15 57   26

Women

11       4   6
 

Age

 

Under 16

             

16-17

             

18-19

4            

20-24

14 4 3       4

25-34

20 7   5 4   4

35-44

37 9 3 4 13   8

45-54

45 7 6 4 19   8

55-64

31 6     18   4

65 and older

13 3     4   4
 

Race or ethnic origin (4)

 

White, non-Hispanic

118 28 14 13 39   24

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

32       18   7

Hispanic or Latino

13 8          

American Indian or Alaska Native

             

Asian

             

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) 2006
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

165 141 24 154 11
 

Contact with objects and equipment

38 33 5 38  

Struck by object

24 21 3 24  

Struck by falling object

18 16   18  

Caught in equipment or object

10 8   10  

Caught in running equipment or machinery

         

Falls

18 15 3 17  

Fall to lower level

17 14 3 17  

Fall from ladder

5 4   5  

Fall from roof

         

Fall from scaffold

         

Harmful substances or environments

15 13   15  

Contact with electric current

6 5   6  

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

5 4   5  

Oxygen deficiency

         

Transportation incident

61 54 7 57 4

Highway transportation incident

33 30 3 32  

Collision between vehicles

14 13   13  

Non-collision highway incident

4 3   4  

Non-highway transportation incident

8 5 3 8  

Overturned, non-highway

         

Struck by vehicle

10 10   8  

Aircraft incident

4        

Fires and explosions

         

Assaults and violent acts

32 25 7 26 6

Homicides

22 18 4 17 5

Homicides - shooting

20 16 4 15 5

Self-inflicted injuries

9 6 3 8  

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, Virginia
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

165 38 18 15 61   32
 

Private industry

147 36 18 14 54   24

Goods Producing

75 26 15 7 25    

Natural resources and mining

24 8     15    

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

20 6     13    

Mining

4            

Construction

35 12 11 4 8    

Manufacturing

16 6 4        

Service providing

72 10 3 7 29   22

Trade, transportation, and utilities

33 3     20   9

Wholesale trade

             

Retail trade

5           4

Transportation and warehousing

26 3     17   5

Utilities

             

Information

             

Financial activities

5            

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

             

Professional and business services

18 6 3 4      

Professional, scientific, and technical services

             

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

15 6 3 4      

Education and health services

4           3

Educational services

             

Health care and social assistance

3            

Leisure and hospitality

3            

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

             

Accommodation and food services

             

Other services

9       3   3

Government (3)

18       7   8

Federal

3            

State

3            

Local

10       3   6

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, Virginia
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

165 38 18 15 61   32
 

Management, professional, and related occupations

22   3   8   9

Management occupations

13       6   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

3            

Legal occupations

             

Education, training, and library occupations

             

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

             

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

             

Service occupations

30 9 3 4 5   9

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

14 3     4   7

Food preparation and serving related occupations

             

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

16 6 3 4      

Personal care and service occupations

             

Sales and office occupations

10       3   7

Sales and related occupations

8           6

Office and administrative support occupations

             

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

62 19 9 9 23    

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

12 4     7    

Construction and extraction occupations

38 14 8 5 11    

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

12     3 5    

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

40 8 3   22   5

Production occupations

6            

Transportation and material moving occupations

34 6     21   5

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.