Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Missouri

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

154 20 17 12 86 3 16

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

111 9 13 11 65 3 10

Self Employed (3)

43 11 4 21 6

Sex

Men

144 20 16 11 79 3 15

Women

10 7

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

10 3 4

25-34

28 4 4 14 4

35-44

34 4 5 20

45-54

31 4 4 3 17

55-64

30 24

65 and older

20 7 3 7 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

137 18 15 10 78 3 13

Black, non-Hispanic

8 3 3

Hispanic

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

Total

154 111 43 144 10

Contact with objects and equipment

20 9 11 20

Struck by object

11 4 7 11

Struck by falling object

5 5 5

Caught in equipment or object

4 4

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3

Falls

17 13 4 16

Fall to lower level

14 10 4 14

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

4 4 4

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

12 11 11

Contact with electric current

7 6 7

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

86 65 21 79 7

Highway transportation incident

51 50 46 5

Collision between vehicles

22 22 19 3

Non-collision highway incident

13 13 13

Non-highway transportation incident

24 6 18 24

Overturned, non-highway

12 10 12

Struck by vehicle

7 5 6

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

3 3 3

Assaults and violent acts

16 10 6 15

Homicides

8 6 7

Homicides - shooting

6 6

Self-inflicted injuries

6 4 6

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, Missouri
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

154 20 17 12 86 3 16

Private industry

144 19 17 10 79 3 16

Goods Producing

75 15 10 6 35 9

Natural resources and mining

34 11 19 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

34 11 19 3

Mining

Construction

26 9 4 10

Manufacturing

15 6 5

Service providing

69 4 7 4 44 3 7

Trade, transportation, and utilities

38 3 29 3

Wholesale trade

3 3

Retail trade

6 3

Transportation and warehousing

29 27

Utilities

Information

5 3

Financial activities

3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

3

Professional and business services

9 3 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

9 3 3

Education and health services

5 3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

4 3

Leisure and hospitality

3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

6 3

Government (3)

10 7

Federal

State

3

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, Missouri
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

154 20 17 12 86 3 16

Management, professional, and related occupations

46 10 4 26 5

Management occupations

37 10 3 19 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

3 3

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

3 3

Service occupations

15 3 7

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

5 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

7 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

6

Sales and related occupations

4

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

30 3 8 4 12

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

4

Construction and extraction occupations

17 7 7

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

9 3 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

56 5 3 40 6

Production occupations

7

Transportation and material moving occupations

49 3 3 39

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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