Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Florida

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

347 42 36 43 153 10 62

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

312 38 34 43 139 10 47

Self Employed (3)

35 4 14 15

Sex

Men

323 40 35 41 144 10 53

Women

24 9 9

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

3

20-24

34 4 3 7 14 5

25-34

73 7 8 11 33 12

35-44

82 13 7 12 26 3 20

45-54

76 9 8 7 39 10

55-64

55 6 6 3 30 9

65 and older

20 4 8 6

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

196 22 23 22 90 7 32

Black, non-Hispanic

41 3 4 5 21 7

Hispanic

90 14 8 13 36 17

American Indian, Aleut, Eskimo

Asian

6 4

Pacific Islander

Multiple

Other or not reported

12 4

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, Florida
Event or exposure (1) 2003
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

347 312 35 323 24

Contact with objects and equipment

42 38 4 40

Struck by object

27 25 27

Struck by falling object

16 14 16

Caught in equipment or object

10 9 8

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3

Falls

36 34 35

Fall to lower level

35 33 34

Fall from ladder

8 6 8

Fall from roof

8 8 8

Fall from scaffold

4 4 4

Harmful substances or environments

43 43 41

Contact with electric current

25 25 25

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

6 6 5

Oxygen deficiency

6 6 6

Transportation incident

153 139 14 144 9

Highway transportation incident

87 79 8 80 7

Collision between vehicles

40 38 36 4

Non-collision highway incident

27 23 4 26

Non-highway transportation incident

13 9 4 13

Overturned, non-highway

4 4

Struck by vehicle

29 29 29

Aircraft incident

9 8 7

Fires and explosions

10 10 10

Assaults and violent acts

62 47 15 53 9

Homicides

43 33 10 35 8

Homicides - shooting

32 23 9 28 4

Self-inflicted injuries

17 13 4 17

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, Florida
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

347 42 36 43 153 10 62

Private industry

324 42 36 39 138 10 58

Goods Producing

154 21 23 25 62 10 13

Natural resources and mining

37 8 23 5

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

37 8 23 5

Mining

Construction

93 15 23 16 31 3 5

Manufacturing

24 5 8 7 3

Service providing

170 21 13 14 76 45

Trade, transportation, and utilities

75 9 46 18

Wholesale trade

9 8

Retail trade

23 5 16

Transportation and warehousing

39 3 35

Utilities

4

Information

Financial activities

10 4

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

8 3

Professional and business services

42 8 8 6 16 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

6

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

36 8 8 5 13

Education and health services

8 6

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

6 4

Leisure and hospitality

18 3 3 12

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

3

Accommodation and food services

15 11

Other services

14 9

Government (3)

23 4 15 4

Federal

State

3

Local

19 3 13 3

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, Florida
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

347 42 36 43 153 10 62

Management, professional, and related occupations

40 4 18 14

Management occupations

21 9 8

Business and financial operations occupations

3

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

7 4

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

54 7 8 7 16 16

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

20 7 10

Food preparation and serving related occupations

6 4

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

23 7 5 4 7

Personal care and service occupations

4

Sales and office occupations

26 4 6 16

Sales and related occupations

21 3 4 14

Office and administrative support occupations

5

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

133 21 23 26 46 4 12

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

28 8 18

Construction and extraction occupations

76 17 19 11 22 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

29 4 4 7 6 6

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

93 9 3 6 67 5 3

Production occupations

15 3 6

Transportation and material moving occupations

78 6 4 61

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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