Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Georgia

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

232 32 51 26 95 3 24

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

194 24 42 23 85 3 16

Self Employed (3)

38 8 9 3 10 8

Sex

Men

217 31 48 26 87 3 21

Women

15 3 8 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

6

20-24

15 3 7

25-34

51 7 6 10 23 4

35-44

49 5 8 9 24 3

45-54

52 10 14 4 18 5

55-64

39 5 14 14 4

65 and older

19 3 8 6

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

146 16 32 17 64 3 14

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

47 5 11 6 20 5

Hispanic or Latino

29 7 6 3 9 3

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

5

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Multiple races

Other or not reported

5 3

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, Georgia
Event or exposure (1) 2004
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

232 194 38 217 15

Contact with objects and equipment

32 24 8 31

Struck by object

21 16 5 21

Struck by falling object

10 8 10

Caught in equipment or object

4 3 4

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

51 42 9 48 3

Fall to lower level

46 37 9 45

Fall from ladder

5 3 5

Fall from roof

13 11 13

Fall from scaffold

7 6 7

Harmful substances or environments

26 23 3 26

Contact with electric current

15 13 15

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

7 6 7

Oxygen deficiency

3 3 3

Transportation incident

95 85 10 87 8

Highway transportation incident

54 50 4 52

Collision between vehicles

27 25 27

Non-collision highway incident

10 9 10

Non-highway transportation incident

12 7 5 12

Overturned, non-highway

4 4

Struck by vehicle

20 20 15 5

Aircraft incident

7 6 7

Fires and explosions

3 3 3

Assaults and violent acts

24 16 8 21 3

Homicides

21 14 7 19

Homicides - shooting

14 9 5 14

Self-inflicted injuries

3

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, Georgia
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

232 32 51 26 95 3 24

Private industry

Goods Producing

106 21 36 15 29 3

Natural resources and mining

13 3 7

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

12 3 7

Mining

Construction

75 11 33 11 17

Manufacturing

18 7 5

Service providing

104 8 12 9 54 20

Trade, transportation, and utilities

56 3 5 3 35 10

Wholesale trade

17 12 3

Retail trade

10 6

Transportation and warehousing

24 19

Utilities

5

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

19 3 11

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

17 3 10

Education and health services

7 4

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

4

Leisure and hospitality

7 3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

6 3

Other services

10 3 3

Government (3)

22 3 3 12

Federal

9 5

State

Local

11 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, Georgia
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

232 32 51 26 95 3 24

Management, professional, and related occupations

23 3 6 8 5

Management occupations

15 4 6 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

27 3 5 13 4

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

6 5

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

18 3 5 7

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

17 6 8

Sales and related occupations

14 5 7

Office and administrative support occupations

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

80 12 31 14 17 3 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

4

Construction and extraction occupations

54 9 25 6 12

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

22 3 6 6 3 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

74 12 6 7 44 4

Production occupations

12 4 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

62 11 4 3 41 3

Military specific occupations

9 5

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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