Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in North Carolina

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

182 29 24 19 69 12 29

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

157 25 20 17 63 12 20

Self Employed (3)

25 4 4 6 9

Sex

Men

167 29 22 17 64 11 24

Women

15 5 5

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

4 3

20-24

17 6 4 4

25-34

37 5 6 20 3

35-44

42 5 5 5 15 4 8

45-54

45 8 8 6 16 5

55-64

23 5 7 5

65 and older

14 3 3 7

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

125 19 16 11 53 8 18

Black, non-Hispanic

30 4 5 5 9 4

Hispanic

21 6 3 6 3

American Indian, Aleut, Eskimo

Asian

3

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

Total

182 157 25 167 15

Contact with objects and equipment

29 25 4 29

Struck by object

21 17 4 21

Struck by falling object

17 13 4 17

Caught in equipment or object

6 6 6

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

24 20 4 22

Fall to lower level

20 16 4 20

Fall from ladder

5 4 5

Fall from roof

4 3 4

Fall from scaffold

3 3 3

Harmful substances or environments

19 17 17

Contact with electric current

8 6 8

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

6 6 5

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

69 63 6 64 5

Highway transportation incident

38 36 35 3

Collision between vehicles

15 14 13

Non-collision highway incident

9 8 8

Non-highway transportation incident

9 5 4 9

Overturned, non-highway

5 3 5

Struck by vehicle

10 10 10

Aircraft incident

12 12 10

Fires and explosions

12 12 11

Assaults and violent acts

29 20 9 24 5

Homicides

23 16 7 18 5

Homicides - shooting

20 14 6 15 5

Self-inflicted injuries

5 4 5

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, North Carolina
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

182 29 24 19 69 12 29

Private industry

166 29 23 19 59 12 24

Goods Producing

93 21 15 16 28 10 3

Natural resources and mining

23 10 3 9

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

22 9 3 9

Mining

Construction

44 6 10 12 12 3

Manufacturing

26 5 4 7 7

Service providing

73 8 8 3 31 21

Trade, transportation, and utilities

36 20 11

Wholesale trade

3 3

Retail trade

17 9

Transportation and warehousing

14 12

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

5 3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

3

Professional and business services

18 5 9

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

16 5 7

Education and health services

3 3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

7 5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

6 5

Other services

3

Government (3)

16 10 5

Federal

4

State

Local

10 6 3

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, North Carolina
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

182 29 24 19 69 12 29

Management, professional, and related occupations

29 3 3 18 3

Management occupations

24 3 14 3

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

29 6 3 10 7

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

12 6 4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

13 6 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

19 12

Sales and related occupations

16 12

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

54 13 14 11 12

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

10 7

Construction and extraction occupations

36 5 10 10 9

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

8 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

47 5 5 24 8 3

Production occupations

13 3 4 4

Transportation and material moving occupations

34 23

Military specific occupations

4

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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