Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Virginia

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

155 27 24 16 57 7 24

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

122 24 15 14 47 7 15

Self Employed (3)

33 3 9 10 9

Sex

Men

142 27 21 16 53 5 20

Women

13 3 4 4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

3

20-24

12 3 4 3

25-34

24 3 4 6 6 4

35-44

45 11 8 4 12 9

45-54

32 4 5 13 5 4

55-64

22 3 14

65 and older

16 3 3 8

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

122 24 18 12 45 7 16

Black, non-Hispanic

13 6 4

Hispanic

13 5 5

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

Total

155 122 33 142 13

Contact with objects and equipment

27 24 3 27

Struck by object

14 11 3 14

Struck by falling object

9 7 9

Caught in equipment or object

10 10 10

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3 3

Falls

24 15 9 21 3

Fall to lower level

21 12 9 19

Fall from ladder

4 3 4

Fall from roof

4 3 4

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

16 14 16

Contact with electric current

8 6 8

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

3 3 3

Oxygen deficiency

3 3 3

Transportation incident

57 47 10 53 4

Highway transportation incident

28 22 6 26

Collision between vehicles

17 13 4 16

Non-collision highway incident

3 3

Non-highway transportation incident

13 10 3 12

Overturned, non-highway

6 3 3 6

Struck by vehicle

6 6 5

Aircraft incident

6 5 6

Fires and explosions

7 7 5

Assaults and violent acts

24 15 9 20 4

Homicides

20 13 7 16 4

Homicides - shooting

16 9 7 13 3

Self-inflicted injuries

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, Virginia
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

155 27 24 16 57 7 24

Private industry

134 27 23 14 47 6 17

Goods Producing

65 17 18 8 18

Natural resources and mining

15 6 7

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

13 5 7

Mining

Construction

41 7 18 5 9

Manufacturing

9 4

Service providing

69 10 5 6 29 15

Trade, transportation, and utilities

33 4 21 8

Wholesale trade

4

Retail trade

10 7

Transportation and warehousing

18 17

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

6

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

5

Professional and business services

20 4 4 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

7

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

13 4 4

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

4

Government (3)

21 10 7

Federal

5 3

State

4

Local

11 4 6

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, Virginia
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

155 27 24 16 57 7 24

Management, professional, and related occupations

22 3 9 3

Management occupations

14 6

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

27 5 4 4 4 10

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

11 9

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

15 5 4 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

14 3 9

Sales and related occupations

12 3 7

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

52 13 16 7 12 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

8 5

Construction and extraction occupations

32 5 15 7

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

12 3 4 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

36 5 27

Production occupations

7 4

Transportation and material moving occupations

29 27

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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