Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Louisiana

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

95 28 5 12 39 9

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

92 27 5 12 37 9

Self Employed (3)

3

Sex

Men

91 28 5 12 37 7

Women

4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

4

20-24

5 4

25-34

31 5 4 5 12 5

35-44

21 5 3 11

45-54

16 6 7

55-64

15 4 8

65 and older

3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

55 16 3 6 24 4

Black, non-Hispanic

35 10 5 13 5

Hispanic

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

Total

95 92 3 91 4

Contact with objects and equipment

28 27 28

Struck by object

17 16 17

Struck by falling object

9 9 9

Caught in equipment or object

7 7 7

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3 3

Falls

5 5 5

Fall to lower level

5 5 5

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

12 12 12

Contact with electric current

8 8 8

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

3 3 3

Transportation incident

39 37 37

Highway transportation incident

19 19 17

Collision between vehicles

11 11 10

Non-collision highway incident

5 5 5

Non-highway transportation incident

3 3 3

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

6 6 6

Aircraft incident

7 6 7

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

9 9 7

Homicides

9 9 7

Homicides - shooting

8 8 6

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, Louisiana
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

95 28 5 12 39 9

Private industry

85 28 5 10 33 7

Goods Producing

51 24 5 5 16

Natural resources and mining

18 10 6

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

6 4

Mining

12 6 4

Construction

21 8 3 4 6

Manufacturing

12 6 4

Service providing

34 4 5 17 7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

21 5 13

Wholesale trade

4

Retail trade

5 3

Transportation and warehousing

11 8

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

6

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

4

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

Government (3)

10 6

Federal

State

8 5

Local

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, Louisiana
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

95 28 5 12 39 9

Management, professional, and related occupations

5 3

Management occupations

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

15 7 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

8 5

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

4

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

6 3

Sales and related occupations

4 3

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

34 12 4 6 10

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

5 3

Construction and extraction occupations

22 9 4 3 6

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

7 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

35 12 3 17

Production occupations

15 9 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

20 3 14

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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