Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Indiana

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

132 19 16 8 61 4 24

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

95 13 11 8 45 4 14

Self Employed (3)

37 6 5 16 10

Sex

Men

124 19 16 8 56 4 21

Women

8 5 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

3

20-24

5 3

25-34

30 4 3 14 5

35-44

15 9 3

45-54

39 11 6 13 7

55-64

18 4 8 3

65 and older

20 3 11 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

116 18 14 7 56 3 18

Black, non-Hispanic

6

Hispanic

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

Total

132 95 37 124 8

Contact with objects and equipment

19 13 6 19

Struck by object

5 3 5

Struck by falling object

Caught in equipment or object

10 9 10

Caught in running equipment or machinery

8 7 8

Falls

16 11 5 16

Fall to lower level

14 10 4 14

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

3 3

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

8 8 8

Contact with electric current

5 5 5

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

61 45 16 56 5

Highway transportation incident

40 36 4 35 5

Collision between vehicles

25 21 4 20 5

Non-collision highway incident

7 7 7

Non-highway transportation incident

15 3 12 15

Overturned, non-highway

9 7 9

Struck by vehicle

5 5 5

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

4 4 4

Assaults and violent acts

24 14 10 21 3

Homicides

14 8 6 12

Homicides - shooting

10 7 3 10

Self-inflicted injuries

9 6 3 9

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, Indiana
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

132 19 16 8 61 4 24

Private industry

125 19 15 7 60 4 20

Goods Producing

54 14 7 6 19 4 4

Natural resources and mining

24 7 12 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

22 6 11 3

Mining

Construction

15 5 3

Manufacturing

15 6 3 3

Service providing

71 5 8 41 16

Trade, transportation, and utilities

37 3 3 23 8

Wholesale trade

8 3 5

Retail trade

10 7

Transportation and warehousing

17 15

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

6 5

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

3

Professional and business services

11 7

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

10 7

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

7 4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

5 4

Other services

6 3

Government (3)

7 4

Federal

State

Local

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, Indiana
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

132 19 16 8 61 4 24

Management, professional, and related occupations

36 6 21 7

Management occupations

30 5 17 6

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

4 4

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

10 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

14 6 7

Sales and related occupations

8 3 5

Office and administrative support occupations

6

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

28 6 8 3 6

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

16 6 5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

10 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

44 7 3 4 26 3

Production occupations

8 3 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

36 4 3 26

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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