Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in South Carolina

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

115 20 13 13 39 27

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

94 19 11 11 33 19

Self Employed (3)

21 6 8

Sex

Men

104 20 12 12 37 20

Women

11 7

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

4

20-24

11 5

25-34

25 6 4 9 5

35-44

32 6 4 3 11 7

45-54

15 3 7

55-64

15 8 4

65 and older

11 3 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

67 10 7 6 22 20

Black, non-Hispanic

28 3 4 15 4

Hispanic

18 7 4 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, South Carolina
Event or exposure (1) 2003
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

115 94 21 104 11

Contact with objects and equipment

20 19 20

Struck by object

11 11 11

Struck by falling object

7 7 7

Caught in equipment or object

3 3 3

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

13 11 12

Fall to lower level

10 8 10

Fall from ladder

5 4 5

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

13 11 12

Contact with electric current

6 6 6

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

4 3 3

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

39 33 6 37

Highway transportation incident

26 22 4 24

Collision between vehicles

9 7 8

Non-collision highway incident

5 4 5

Non-highway transportation incident

5 3 5

Overturned, non-highway

3 3

Struck by vehicle

6 6 6

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

27 19 8 20 7

Homicides

21 16 5 15 6

Homicides - shooting

18 14 4 14 4

Self-inflicted injuries

6 3 3 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, South 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

115 20 13 13 39 27

Private industry

105 19 13 12 35 23

Goods Producing

39 14 7 7 9

Natural resources and mining

4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

4

Mining

Construction

25 8 7 4 5

Manufacturing

10 5 4

Service providing

66 5 6 5 26 21

Trade, transportation, and utilities

38 3 19 13

Wholesale trade

4 3

Retail trade

16 12

Transportation and warehousing

17 14

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

13 4 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

12 4 4

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

5 3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

5 3

Other services

4

Government (3)

10 4 4

Federal

State

Local

6 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, South 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

115 20 13 13 39 27

Management, professional, and related occupations

9 3 3 3

Management occupations

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

20 4 4 8

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

8 3 5

Food preparation and serving related occupations

5 3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

7 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

13 11

Sales and related occupations

9 7

Office and administrative support occupations

4 4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

37 10 8 8 6 4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

5

Construction and extraction occupations

24 8 7 4 5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

8

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

35 7 24

Production occupations

5 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

30 4 23

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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