Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Georgia

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

199 27 23 12 87 5 45

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

167 25 16 11 77 5 33

Self Employed (3)

32 7 10 12

Sex

Men

185 27 22 12 80 5 39

Women

14 7 6

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

3

20-24

16 5 6 3

25-34

41 3 3 3 16 14

35-44

48 4 7 3 22 11

45-54

50 7 5 6 24 7

55-64

28 7 3 10 7

65 and older

11 6

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

124 13 16 10 59 4 22

Black, non-Hispanic

42 8 20 10

Hispanic

26 6 5 7 7

American Indian, Aleut, Eskimo

Asian

7 6

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

Total

199 167 32 185 14

Contact with objects and equipment

27 25 27

Struck by object

15 13 15

Struck by falling object

7 5 7

Caught in equipment or object

8 8 8

Caught in running equipment or machinery

5 5 5

Falls

23 16 7 22

Fall to lower level

19 13 6 19

Fall from ladder

3 3

Fall from roof

5 3 5

Fall from scaffold

4 3 4

Harmful substances or environments

12 11 12

Contact with electric current

3 3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

7 7 7

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

87 77 10 80 7

Highway transportation incident

54 48 6 49 5

Collision between vehicles

25 22 3 22 3

Non-collision highway incident

5 5 4

Non-highway transportation incident

10 8 10

Overturned, non-highway

5 4 5

Struck by vehicle

11 11 9

Aircraft incident

9 8 9

Fires and explosions

5 5 5

Assaults and violent acts

45 33 12 39 6

Homicides

33 24 9 27 6

Homicides - shooting

29 20 9 24 5

Self-inflicted injuries

12 9 3 12

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, Georgia
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

199 27 23 12 87 5 45

Private industry

182 27 21 10 77 4 43

Goods Producing

76 21 15 4 27 3 6

Natural resources and mining

13 4 6

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

13 4 6

Mining

Construction

44 11 13 3 12 3

Manufacturing

19 6 9 3

Service providing

106 6 6 6 50 37

Trade, transportation, and utilities

56 3 29 23

Wholesale trade

7 5

Retail trade

17 16

Transportation and warehousing

32 23 6

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

9 4 4

Finance and insurance

6 4

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

16 3 8

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

15 3 7

Education and health services

6 3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

4 3

Leisure and hospitality

9 5 4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

8 4 4

Other services

8

Government (3)

17 10

Federal

State

4

Local

11 7

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, Georgia
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

199 27 23 12 87 5 45

Management, professional, and related occupations

24 5 3 6 9

Management occupations

11 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

3

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

5 3

Service occupations

24 16 3

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

13 10 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

9 5

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

19 3 16

Sales and related occupations

17 15

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

58 18 14 4 16 3 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

9 4 3

Construction and extraction occupations

34 10 12 7 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

15 4 6 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

72 7 45 14

Production occupations

15 6 4

Transportation and material moving occupations

57 43 10

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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