Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Alabama

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Alabama
Selected
characteristics
2003
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

124 25 12 7 63 16

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

107 19 12 6 57 12

Self Employed (3)

17 6 6 4

Sex

Men

115 25 12 7 56 14

Women

9 7

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

5

25-34

22 4 3 3 11

35-44

34 7 4 3 14 5

45-54

37 6 4 20 6

55-64

13 9

65 and older

11 3 7

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

92 14 8 5 51 13

Black, non-Hispanic

22 8 10

Hispanic

8 3

American Indian, Aleut, Eskimo

Asian

Pacific Islander

Multiple

Other or not reported

Footnotes:
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.
(2) May include volunteers and other workers receiving compensation.
(3) Includes paid and unpaid family workers, and may include owners of incorporated businesses, or members of partnerships.
(4) Persons identified as Hispanic may be of any race. The individual racial categories shown exclude data for Hispanic 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, Alabama
Event or exposure (1) 2003
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

124 107 17 115 9

Contact with objects and equipment

25 19 6 25

Struck by object

10 6 4 10

Struck by falling object

8 5 3 8

Caught in equipment or object

10 8 10

Caught in running equipment or machinery

5 4 5

Falls

12 12 12

Fall to lower level

11 11 11

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

7 6 7

Contact with electric current

5 4 5

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

63 57 6 56 7

Highway transportation incident

41 37 4 36 5

Collision between vehicles

20 18 16 4

Non-collision highway incident

12 10 11

Non-highway transportation incident

6 5 6

Overturned, non-highway

3 3 3

Struck by vehicle

7 7 5

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

16 12 4 14

Homicides

14 12 12

Homicides - shooting

13 12 11

Self-inflicted injuries

Footnotes:
(1) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
(2) May include volunteers and other workers receiving compensation.
(3) Includes paid and unpaid family workers, and may include owners of incorporated businesses, or members of partnerships.

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, Alabama
Selected industries (1) 2003
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

124 25 12 7 63 16

Private industry

108 24 12 7 52 12

Goods Producing

56 19 11 6 17

Natural resources and mining

16 6 7

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

11 4 5

Mining

5

Construction

33 11 9 4 8

Manufacturing

7

Service providing

52 5 35 10

Trade, transportation, and utilities

32 3 25 4

Wholesale trade

4

Retail trade

6 4

Transportation and warehousing

21 20

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

9 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

8 3

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

3

Other services

4

Government (3)

16 11

Federal

State

6 6

Local

10 5

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, Alabama
Selected occupations (1) 2003
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

124 25 12 7 63 16

Management, professional, and related occupations

11 9

Management occupations

6 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

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

10 6

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

8 5

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

10 3 6

Sales and related occupations

8 3 4

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

42 16 10 5 8 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

7 4

Construction and extraction occupations

23 7 7 3 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

12 5 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

51 9 37

Production occupations

5 5

Transportation and material moving occupations

46 4 37

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.

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