Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Illinois

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

208 33 29 14 83 8 41

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

146 20 22 10 66 8 20

Self Employed (3)

62 13 7 4 17 21

Sex

Men

191 32 26 14 76 7 36

Women

17 3 7 5

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

10 4 4

25-34

28 4 3 3 13 4

35-44

46 7 10 3 12 13

45-54

63 10 8 3 20 5 17

55-64

34 4 5 18 4

65 and older

22 4 3 12

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

154 25 19 11 68 7 24

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

18 8 8

Hispanic or Latino

29 8 8 5 6

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

4 3

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Multiple races

Other or not reported

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

Total

208 146 62 191 17

Contact with objects and equipment

33 20 13 32

Struck by object

14 8 6 14

Struck by falling object

8 5 3 8

Caught in equipment or object

11 8 3 11

Caught in running equipment or machinery

4 4 4

Falls

29 22 7 26 3

Fall to lower level

27 20 7 24 3

Fall from ladder

9 7 7

Fall from roof

5 3 5

Fall from scaffold

3 3 3

Harmful substances or environments

14 10 4 14

Contact with electric current

5 3 5

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

6 4 6

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

83 66 17 76 7

Highway transportation incident

49 44 5 43 6

Collision between vehicles

30 27 3 28

Non-collision highway incident

5 3 5

Non-highway transportation incident

16 6 10 16

Overturned, non-highway

9 8 9

Struck by vehicle

13 11 12

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

8 8 7

Assaults and violent acts

41 20 21 36 5

Homicides

25 12 13 20 5

Homicides - shooting

17 9 8 15

Self-inflicted injuries

15 8 7 15

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, Illinois
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

208 33 29 14 83 8 41

Private industry

Goods Producing

87 22 19 9 24 8 5

Natural resources and mining

32 9 19

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

32 9 19

Mining

Construction

40 9 16 5 4 3

Manufacturing

15 4 5

Service providing

103 10 10 4 47 32

Trade, transportation, and utilities

61 5 6 3 30 17

Wholesale trade

5 3

Retail trade

21 4 4 12

Transportation and warehousing

34 4 23 5

Utilities

Information

3 3

Financial activities

7 4

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

5 3

Professional and business services

8 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

6 3

Education and health services

4

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

3

Leisure and hospitality

11 6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

4

Accommodation and food services

7 4

Other services

9 4 3

Government (3)

18 12 4

Federal

State

3

Local

14 10

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, Illinois
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

208 33 29 14 83 8 41

Management, professional, and related occupations

52 12 4 3 22 10

Management occupations

40 11 3 3 15 7

Business and financial operations occupations

3

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

4

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

22 11 9

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

13 7 5

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

4

Personal care and service occupations

4 3

Sales and office occupations

18 4 12

Sales and related occupations

13 3 9

Office and administrative support occupations

5 3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

54 10 18 7 12 5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

8 3 4

Construction and extraction occupations

33 5 14 4 5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

13 3 3 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

62 10 4 4 34 5 5

Production occupations

11 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

51 7 3 34 4

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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