Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Mississippi

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

102 15 8 13 42 3 20

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

93 13 7 10 40 3 19

Self Employed (3)

9 3

Sex

Men

91 15 8 13 35 3 16

Women

11 7 4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

4

25-34

22 3 5 9 5

35-44

21 5 3 9 3

45-54

27 4 3 13 6

55-64

14 3 5

65 and older

10 3 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

62 11 5 6 32 6

Black, non-Hispanic

34 3 3 5 9 12

Hispanic

American Indian, Aleut, Eskimo

Asian

4

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

Total

102 93 9 91 11

Contact with objects and equipment

15 13 15

Struck by object

8 6 8

Struck by falling object

5 4 5

Caught in equipment or object

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

8 7 8

Fall to lower level

5 5 5

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

13 10 3 13

Contact with electric current

7 5 7

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

4 3 4

Transportation incident

42 40 35 7

Highway transportation incident

35 35 30 5

Collision between vehicles

14 14 12

Non-collision highway incident

10 10 10

Non-highway transportation incident

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

3 3 3

Assaults and violent acts

20 19 16 4

Homicides

18 17 14 4

Homicides - shooting

15 15 12 3

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, Mississippi
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

102 15 8 13 42 3 20

Private industry

92 15 8 11 35 3 19

Goods Producing

37 8 5 7 7 7

Natural resources and mining

12 5

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

10 3

Mining

Construction

11 4 3 3

Manufacturing

14 7

Service providing

55 7 3 4 28 12

Trade, transportation, and utilities

29 18 5

Wholesale trade

7 5

Retail trade

7 4

Transportation and warehousing

15 11

Utilities

Information

4 4

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

6 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

5 3

Education and health services

5

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

5

Leisure and hospitality

4 3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

4 3

Other services

3

Government (3)

10 7

Federal

State

Local

6 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, Mississippi
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

102 15 8 13 42 3 20

Management, professional, and related occupations

22 3 9 6

Management occupations

11 3 3

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

3

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

3

Service occupations

13 3 5 3

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

4 4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

4

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

6 3

Sales and related occupations

6 3

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

21 7 3 5 4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

7

Construction and extraction occupations

10 4 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

39 4 22 8

Production occupations

10 6

Transportation and material moving occupations

29 22

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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