Fatal occupational injuries in North Carolina

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected characteristics, by major event or exposure, North Carolina
Characteristic 2015
Total fatal injuries Event or exposure(1)
Violence
and other
injuries by
persons or
animals
Transpor-
tation
incidents
Fires
and
explosions
Falls,
slips,
trips
Exposure to
harmful
substances or
environments
Contact
with objects
and
equipment

Total

150 24 51 3 26 13 33

Employee status

Wage and salary(2)

112 16 40   21 12 22

Self-employed(3)

38 8 11   5   11

Gender

Women

8            

Men

142 22 49 3 25 12 31

Age

Under 16 years

             

16 to 17 years

1            

18 to 19 years

3   1        

20 to 24 years

4            

25 to 34 years

22 2 10   5 3  

35 to 44 years

35 9 11   3   11

45 to 54 years

35 4 12   7 6 5

55 to 64 years

33 6 9   8   9

65 years and over

17   6   3   3

Race or ethnic origin(4)

White (non-Hispanic)

101 14 40   15 8 22

Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)

17 4 5   3   4

Hispanic or Latino

17       6 4 3

American Indian or Alaska Native (non-Hispanic)

6           3

Asian (non-Hispanic)

7 3          

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (non-Hispanic)

             

Multiple races (non-Hispanic)

             

Other races or not reported (non-Hispanic)

             

Occupation (SOC)(5)

Management, business, science, and arts occupations

15 4 4       4

Management occupations

10 4         3

Business and financial operations occupations

             

Computer and mathematical occupations

             

Architecture and engineering occupations

1   1        

Life, physical, and social science occupations

             

Community and social services occupations

1           1

Legal occupations

             

Education, training, and library occupations

             

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

2            

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

1   1        

Service occupations

20 6 3   4   6

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

5            

Food preparation and serving related occupations

             

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

13       3   6

Personal care and service occupations

2            

Sales and office occupations

10 7          

Sales and related occupations

7 5          

Office and administrative support occupations

3            

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

54   18   13 9 12

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

13   7       5

Construction and extraction occupations

28   7   11   5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

13   4     5  

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

46 4 22   7   11

Production occupations

11       3   4

Transportation and material moving occupations

35 2 22   4   7

Military occupations(6)

5            

Industry (NAICS)(7)

Private industry(8)

132 21 41 3 24 11 32

Goods producing

65 3 20   15 9 17

Natural resources and mining

20   10       8

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

20   10       8

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction(9)

             

Construction

30   9   11 4 4

Manufacturing

15       4 4 5

Service providing

67 18 21   9   15

Trade, transportation, and utilities

28 6 13   3   6

Wholesale trade

3            

Retail trade

9 5          

Transportation and warehousing

16   10       4

Utilities

             

Information

             

Financial activities

2 2          

Finance and insurance

1 1          

Real estate and rental and leasing

1 1          

Professional and business services

22 3 4   5   7

Professional, scientific, and technical services

             

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

20 3 4   5   6

Educational and health services

1            

Educational services

1            

Health care and social assistance

             

Leisure and hospitality

4 4          

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

             

Accommodation and food services

4 4          

Other services, except public administration

8   3        

Government(8)

18 3 10        

Federal government

7   4        

State government

4   2        

Local government

7   4        

Footnotes
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) 2.01 implemented for 2011 data forward.
(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, and may include some owners of incorporated businesses or members of partnerships.
(4) Persons identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. The race categories shown exclude data for Hispanic and Latino workers.
(5) CFOI has used several versions of the Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) system since 2003 to define occupation. For more information on the version of SOC used in this year, see our definitions page.
(6) Includes fatal injuries to persons identified as resident armed forces regardless of individual occupation listed.
(7) CFOI has used several versions of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) since 2003 to define industry. For more information on the version of NAICS used in this year, see our definitions page.
(8) Includes all fatal occupational injuries meeting this ownership criterion across all specified years, regardless of industry classification system.
(9) Includes fatal injuries at all establishments categorized as Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (Sector 21) in the North American Industry Classification System, including establishments not governed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rules and reporting, such as those in Oil and Gas Extraction.

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. CFOI fatality counts exclude illness-related deaths unless precipitated by an injury event.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in cooperation with state, New York City, District of Columbia, and federal agencies, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.