Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Pennsylvania

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

208 34 32 22 82 4 34

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

148 22 21 18 63 3 21

Self Employed (3)

60 12 11 4 19 13

Sex

Men

190 34 29 21 77 27

Women

18 3 5 7

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

5

20-24

9

25-34

37 7 4 3 14 9

35-44

45 8 7 17 10

45-54

44 6 4 4 22 6

55-64

35 7 11 3 10 3

65 and older

31 3 8 3 14 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

170 31 29 20 69 3 18

Black, non-Hispanic

19 6 8

Hispanic

10 6

American Indian, Aleut, Eskimo

Asian

5 5

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

Total

208 148 60 190 18

Contact with objects and equipment

34 22 12 34

Struck by object

17 12 5 17

Struck by falling object

8 6 8

Caught in equipment or object

10 7 3 10

Caught in running equipment or machinery

5 3 5

Falls

32 21 11 29 3

Fall to lower level

22 15 7 21

Fall from ladder

3 3 3

Fall from roof

6 3 3 5

Fall from scaffold

7 7 7

Harmful substances or environments

22 18 4 21

Contact with electric current

17 14 3 17

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

3 3

Transportation incident

82 63 19 77 5

Highway transportation incident

41 39 38 3

Collision between vehicles

20 19 18

Non-collision highway incident

5 4 4

Non-highway transportation incident

14 5 9 12

Overturned, non-highway

7 5 6

Struck by vehicle

21 17 4 21

Aircraft incident

5 4 5

Fires and explosions

4 3

Assaults and violent acts

34 21 13 27 7

Homicides

28 16 12 23 5

Homicides - shooting

21 12 9 18 3

Self-inflicted injuries

5 4 4

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, Pennsylvania
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

208 34 32 22 82 4 34

Private industry

192 31 31 20 76 3 31

Goods Producing

84 22 19 16 24 3

Natural resources and mining

27 10 4 10

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

26 10 4 10

Mining

Construction

39 4 15 11 8

Manufacturing

18 8 3 6

Service providing

108 9 12 4 52 3 28

Trade, transportation, and utilities

48 3 5 30 9

Wholesale trade

4

Retail trade

16 5 6 4

Transportation and warehousing

28 22 5

Utilities

Information

4

Financial activities

5 3

Finance and insurance

5 3

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

18 3 10

Professional, scientific, and technical services

3

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

15 3 9

Education and health services

10 4 4

Educational services

3

Health care and social assistance

7 4

Leisure and hospitality

14 9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

12 8

Other services

9 3

Government (3)

16 3 6 3

Federal

4

State

3

Local

9 4

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, Pennsylvania
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

208 34 32 22 82 4 34

Management, professional, and related occupations

44 11 7 15 9

Management occupations

35 10 6 12 5

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

22 3 9 6

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

9 4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3 3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

8 5

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

22 4 8 7

Sales and related occupations

12 3 5 3

Office and administrative support occupations

10 3 4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

53 11 16 13 9 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

5

Construction and extraction occupations

28 4 11 7 5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

20 5 3 6 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

66 9 5 41 9

Production occupations

12 6

Transportation and material moving occupations

54 3 3 39 7

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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