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Fatal occupational injuries in Louisiana

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

135 22 11 13 79   9
 

Employee Status

 

Wage and Salary (2)

125 21 10 11 75   7

Self Employed (3)

10       4    
 

Sex

 

Men

130 22 11 13 76   7

Women

5       3    
 

Age

 

Under 16

             

16-17

             

18-19

             

20-24

15       8    

25-34

23       15   3

35-44

31 3   3 23    

45-54

29 6 3 3 15    

55-64

22 6     13    

65 and older

12 3 3   3    
 

Race or ethnic origin (4)

 

White, non-Hispanic

86 16 7 12 45   5

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

39 6     26   4

Hispanic or Latino

5       3    

American Indian or Alaska Native

             

Asian

4       4    

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, Louisiana
Event or exposure (1) 2008
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

135 125 10 130 5
 

Contact with objects and equipment

22 21   22  

Struck by object

13 12   13  

Struck by falling object

6 5   6  

Caught in equipment or object

5 5   5  

Caught in running equipment or machinery

         

Falls

11 10   11  

Fall to lower level

11 10   11  

Fall from ladder

         

Fall from roof

3     3  

Fall from scaffold

         

Harmful substances or environments

13 11   13  

Contact with electric current

6 5   6  

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

6 6   6  

Oxygen deficiency

         

Transportation incident

79 75 4 76 3

Highway transportation incident

41 38 3 40  

Collision between vehicles

17 16   16  

Non-collision highway incident

8 8   8  

Non-highway transportation incident

         

Overturned, non-highway

         

Struck by vehicle

13 13   12  

Aircraft incident

         

Fires and explosions

         

Assaults and violent acts

9 7   7  

Homicides

9 7   7  

Homicides - shooting

7 5   6  

Self-inflicted injuries

         

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, Louisiana
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

135 22 11 13 79   9
 

Private industry

122 20 11 12 73   5

Goods Producing

56 13 9 7 25    

Natural resources and mining

20 4   3 11    

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

7       5    

Mining

13 3     6    

Construction

27 7 7 3 9    

Manufacturing

9       5    

Service providing

66 7   5 48   4

Trade, transportation, and utilities

42     3 35    

Wholesale trade

             

Retail trade

             

Transportation and warehousing

39     3 33    

Utilities

             

Information

             

Financial activities

             

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

             

Professional and business services

13 3     9    

Professional, scientific, and technical services

             

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

12 3     8    

Education and health services

             

Educational services

             

Health care and social assistance

             

Leisure and hospitality

5            

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

             

Accommodation and food services

4            

Other services

5            

Government (3)

13       6   4

Federal

             

State

             

Local

9       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, Louisiana
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

135 22 11 13 79   9
 

Management, professional, and related occupations

7       6    

Management occupations

4       4    

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

21 3     10   7

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

12       7   4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

             

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

6       3    

Personal care and service occupations

             

Sales and office occupations

             

Sales and related occupations

             

Office and administrative support occupations

             

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

40 9 10 7 14    

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

5       4    

Construction and extraction occupations

24 7 8 4 5    

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

11       5    

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

65 10   4 48    

Production occupations

8 4          

Transportation and material moving occupations

57 6   3 46    

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.