Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Illinois

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

200 32 36 21 65 3 43

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

153 25 30 19 51 26

Self Employed (3)

47 7 6 14 17

Sex

Men

185 32 34 16 62 3 38

Women

15 5 3 5

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

3

20-24

13 3 5

25-34

33 4 4 11 12

35-44

46 7 6 8 16 9

45-54

54 10 12 5 14 13

55-64

36 6 8 5 11 5

65 and older

12 3 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

142 23 27 18 50 3 21

Black, non-Hispanic

30 4 4 10 10

Hispanic

22 5 4 5 7

American Indian, Aleut, Eskimo

Asian

6 5

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

Total

200 153 47 185 15

Contact with objects and equipment

32 25 7 32

Struck by object

11 8 3 11

Struck by falling object

8 6 8

Caught in equipment or object

14 13 14

Caught in running equipment or machinery

6 5 6

Falls

36 30 6 34

Fall to lower level

36 30 6 34

Fall from ladder

11 9 11

Fall from roof

10 9 10

Fall from scaffold

5 4 5

Harmful substances or environments

21 19 16 5

Contact with electric current

8 8 8

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

12 10 7 5

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

65 51 14 62 3

Highway transportation incident

25 21 4 25

Collision between vehicles

15 13 15

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

12 6 6 12

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

17 16 14 3

Aircraft incident

6 3 6

Fires and explosions

3 3

Assaults and violent acts

43 26 17 38 5

Homicides

37 22 15 32 5

Homicides - shooting

29 18 11 26 3

Self-inflicted injuries

4 3 4

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, Illinois
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

200 32 36 21 65 3 43

Private industry

176 30 35 15 52 3 41

Goods Producing

78 20 26 8 19 4

Natural resources and mining

18 7 7

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

15 4 7

Mining

3 3

Construction

47 6 24 4 10

Manufacturing

13 7 3

Service providing

98 10 9 7 33 37

Trade, transportation, and utilities

44 5 4 21 12

Wholesale trade

5 3

Retail trade

11 7

Transportation and warehousing

28 19 5

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

5 4

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

3 3

Professional and business services

16 3 3 3 3 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

3

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

13 3 3

Education and health services

7 3

Educational services

3

Health care and social assistance

4

Leisure and hospitality

15 4 9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

7 4

Accommodation and food services

8 7

Other services

10 7

Government (3)

24 6 13

Federal

State

5 4

Local

17 6 8

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, Illinois
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

200 32 36 21 65 3 43

Management, professional, and related occupations

45 7 7 5 16 9

Management occupations

28 7 4 9 7

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

3 3

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

30 5 12 10

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

12 8 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

10 3 3

Personal care and service occupations

4 3

Sales and office occupations

14 11

Sales and related occupations

13 10

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

53 13 21 5 6 6

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

43 9 19 4 6 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

8 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

58 10 10 29 7

Production occupations

9 4 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

49 6 7 27 7

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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