Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Florida

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Florida
Selected
characteristics
2004
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

422 44 75 35 198 12 58

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

390 39 69 33 188 11 50

Self Employed (3)

32 5 6 10 8

Sex

Men

390 44 74 35 182 11 44

Women

32 16 14

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

9 3 3

20-24

42 5 8 5 21 3

25-34

71 9 7 7 35 11

35-44

93 5 16 5 49 17

45-54

105 20 11 10 43 6 15

55-64

66 4 18 5 30 7

65 and older

35 12 16 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

234 24 47 21 106 6 30

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

58 6 5 4 30 13

Hispanic or Latino

119 14 21 10 59 6 9

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

6 5

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Multiple races

Other or not reported

4

Footnotes
(1) Based on the BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification system.
(2) May include volunteers and workers receiving other types of compensation.
(3) Includes self-employed workers, owners of unincorporated businesses and farms, paid and unpaid family workers, members of partnerships, and may include owners of incorporated businesses.
(4) Persons identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. The individual racial categories shown exclude data for Hispanic and Latino 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, Florida
Event or exposure (1) 2004
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

422 390 32 390 32

Contact with objects and equipment

44 39 5 44

Struck by object

31 27 4 31

Struck by falling object

24 21 3 24

Caught in equipment or object

8 7 8

Caught in running equipment or machinery

6 6 6

Falls

75 69 6 74

Fall to lower level

65 60 5 64

Fall from ladder

18 16 18

Fall from roof

26 26 26

Fall from scaffold

4 4 4

Harmful substances or environments

35 33 35

Contact with electric current

20 19 20

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

8 7 8

Oxygen deficiency

6 6 6

Transportation incident

198 188 10 182 16

Highway transportation incident

131 126 5 119 12

Collision between vehicles

60 56 4 52 8

Non-collision highway incident

39 38 36 3

Non-highway transportation incident

11 7 4 10

Overturned, non-highway

5 4 5

Struck by vehicle

34 34 31 3

Aircraft incident

14 13 14

Fires and explosions

12 11 11

Assaults and violent acts

58 50 8 44 14

Homicides

46 39 7 33 13

Homicides - shooting

35 29 6 28 7

Self-inflicted injuries

10 9 10

Footnotes
(1) Based on the 1992 BLS Occupational Injury and Illness Classification Manual.
(2) May include volunteers and workers receiving other types of compensation.
(3) Includes self-employed workers, owners of unincorporated businesses and farms, paid and unpaid family workers, members of partnerships, and may include owners of incorporated businesses.

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, Florida
Selected industries (1) 2004
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

422 44 75 35 198 12 58

Private industry

Goods Producing

158 26 49 16 57 6 4

Natural resources and mining

33 4 5 20

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

33 4 5 20

Mining

Construction

115 20 47 9 32 5

Manufacturing

10 5

Service providing

232 18 24 18 116 6 50

Trade, transportation, and utilities

102 7 6 4 58 4 23

Wholesale trade

15 3 11

Retail trade

36 5 12 15

Transportation and warehousing

48 3 34 8

Utilities

3

Information

5 5

Financial activities

12 3 4 4

Finance and insurance

5

Real estate and rental and leasing

7 3

Professional and business services

63 8 10 10 27 8

Professional, scientific, and technical services

8 7

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

55 8 9 10 20 8

Education and health services

15 12 3

Educational services

4 3

Health care and social assistance

11 9

Leisure and hospitality

17 7 6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

8 5

Accommodation and food services

9 5

Other services

18 3 3 6

Government (3)

32 25 4

Federal

5 4

State

4 4

Local

23 17 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, Florida
Selected occupations (1) 2004
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

422 44 75 35 198 12 58

Management, professional, and related occupations

45 4 8 24 7

Management occupations

22 3 6 7 4

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

6 5

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

6 5

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

6 5

Service occupations

61 5 8 8 25 15

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

20 13 7

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

35 5 8 7 12 3

Personal care and service occupations

3 3

Sales and office occupations

44 6 17 19

Sales and related occupations

30 4 10 14

Office and administrative support occupations

14 7 5

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

155 25 50 17 49 7 7

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

26 4 18

Construction and extraction occupations

106 18 46 10 27 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

23 6 4 3 4 3 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

115 10 3 7 82 3 10

Production occupations

9 3 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

106 7 7 79 10

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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