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Fatal occupational injuries in North Carolina

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected characteristics, by major event or exposure, North Carolina
Characteristic 2017
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

183 27 73 6 28 23 26

Employee status

Wage and salary(2)

145 19 60 6 22 21 17

Self-employed(3)

38 8 13   6   9

Gender

Women

9 4     3    

Men

174 23 71 6 25 23 26

Age

Under 16 years

             

16 to 17 years

             

18 to 19 years

             

20 to 24 years

18 3 5     5 3

25 to 34 years

27 5 6   3 5 6

35 to 44 years

45 8 20   4 8 5

45 to 54 years

33 6 14   5   4

55 to 64 years

29 1 15   6 3 2

65 years and over

31 4 13   8   6

Race or ethnic origin(4)

White (non-Hispanic)

119 14 45 5 15 20 20

Black or African-American (non-Hispanic)

36 8 20   4    

Hispanic or Latino

20 3 6   7   4

American Indian or Alaska Native (non-Hispanic)

6            

Asian (non-Hispanic)

             

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

21 6 7   3   4

Management occupations

16 6 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

1            

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

2            

Service occupations

32 6 10 1 7 5 3

Healthcare support occupations

             

Protective service occupations

10 6     1    

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3            

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

17   7   5   3

Personal care and service occupations

      1      

Sales and office occupations

16 6 8        

Sales and related occupations

9 6 3        

Office and administrative support occupations

7   5        

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

51 4 10   13 10 13

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

10   3       5

Construction and extraction occupations

29   5   12 4 6

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

12         5  

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

54   36   5 4 5

Production occupations

6   1        

Transportation and material moving occupations

48   35   4 4 3

Military occupations(6)

9 3       2  

Industry (NAICS)(7)

Private industry(8)

163 19 65 4 28 21 26

Goods producing

69   23 3 13 10 18

Natural resources and mining

22   10       10

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

22   10       10

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

             

Construction

36   9   12 7 6

Manufacturing

11   4        

Service providing

94 17 42 1 15 11 8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

42 8 24   4 4  

Wholesale trade

3            

Retail trade

12 6 4        

Transportation and warehousing

27   18   3 3  

Utilities

             

Information

             

Financial activities

3            

Finance and insurance

1 1          

Real estate and rental and leasing

             

Professional and business services

24   10   6 3 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

             

Management of companies and enterprises

             

Administrative and waste services

24   10   6 3 4

Educational and health services

6       3    

Educational services

             

Health care and social assistance

5            

Leisure and hospitality

12 5   1      

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

5 1   1 1    

Accommodation and food services

7 4          

Other services, except public administration

6            

Government(8)

20 8 8     2  

Federal government

12 3 5     2  

State government

5 5          

Local government

3   3        

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.