Fatal occupational injuries in North Carolina

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected characteristics, by major event or exposure, North Carolina
Characteristic 2016
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

174 35 68 3 26 20 21

Employee status

Wage and salary(2)

151 28 59 3 21 19 20

Self-employed(3)

23 7 9   5    

Gender

Women

18 7 7     3  

Men

156 28 61 3 26 17 20

Age

Under 16 years

             

16 to 17 years

1         1  

18 to 19 years

             

20 to 24 years

19 5 9 1   3  

25 to 34 years

23 5 7   3 4 4

35 to 44 years

36 6 12   5 8 5

45 to 54 years

41 7 17   8 3 6

55 to 64 years

35 8 14   5   5

65 years and over

18 3 9   4    

Race or ethnic origin(4)

White (non-Hispanic)

110 22 44   17 12 12

Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)

38 8 16     5 6

Hispanic or Latino

19 3 6   6    

American Indian or Alaska Native (non-Hispanic)

             

Asian (non-Hispanic)

5            

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

9 3 4        

Management occupations

5            

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

1   1        

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

1   1        

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

             

Service occupations

31 9 14 1   3  

Healthcare support occupations

1            

Protective service occupations

10 2 5 1      

Food preparation and serving related occupations

6 4          

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

11   7        

Personal care and service occupations

3   1        

Sales and office occupations

13 10 3        

Sales and related occupations

12 9 3        

Office and administrative support occupations

             

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

66 6 14   20 11 14

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

11   5       3

Construction and extraction occupations

30 1 5   14 6 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

25 4 4   5 4 7

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

48 6 29   3 4 5

Production occupations

4            

Transportation and material moving occupations

44 5 28     4 4

Military occupations(6)

6   3        

Industry (NAICS)(7)

Private industry(8)

155 33 57   26 17 21

Goods producing

58 3 19   20 6 10

Natural resources and mining

17   11       3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

16   10       3

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

1            

Construction

30   7   14 5 4

Manufacturing

11       5   3

Service providing

97 30 38   6 11 11

Trade, transportation, and utilities

42 13 21     3 3

Wholesale trade

6   3        

Retail trade

11 9          

Transportation and warehousing

25 3 16     3  

Utilities

             

Information

1            

Financial activities

3            

Finance and insurance

             

Real estate and rental and leasing

             

Professional and business services

22 3 11     3 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

             

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

22 3 11     3 3

Educational and health services

4            

Educational services

             

Health care and social assistance

4            

Leisure and hospitality

9 5 1        

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

4   1        

Accommodation and food services

5 4          

Other services, except public administration

16 5 3       4

Government(8)

19   11     3  

Federal government

8   4        

State government

             

Local government

10   6 1      

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.