Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Louisiana

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

121 22 11 9 56 22

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

108 19 11 9 51 18

Self Employed (3)

13 3 5 4

Sex

Men

108 21 10 9 53 14

Women

13 3 8

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

7 3

25-34

19 9 5

35-44

19 4 10

45-54

38 10 3 16 7

55-64

28 3 4 12 6

65 and older

10 8

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

81 16 8 6 39 11

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

29 5 13 9

Hispanic or Latino

9

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Multiple races

Other or not reported

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

Total

121 108 13 108 13

Contact with objects and equipment

22 19 3 21

Struck by object

10 7 3 10

Struck by falling object

6 4 6

Caught in equipment or object

6 6 6

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

11 11 10

Fall to lower level

10 10 9

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

9 9 9

Contact with electric current

5 5 5

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

3 3 3

Transportation incident

56 51 5 53 3

Highway transportation incident

21 18 3 18 3

Collision between vehicles

14 12 12

Non-collision highway incident

4 4 4

Non-highway transportation incident

6 6 6

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

8 8 8

Aircraft incident

5 5 5

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

22 18 4 14 8

Homicides

20 16 4 12 8

Homicides - shooting

17 14 3 10 7

Self-inflicted injuries

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, Louisiana
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

121 22 11 9 56 22

Private industry

Goods Producing

48 14 8 4 19

Natural resources and mining

16 6 9

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

6 4

Mining

10 4 5

Construction

15 3 6 3 3

Manufacturing

17 5 7

Service providing

65 8 3 5 34 14

Trade, transportation, and utilities

39 4 3 25 6

Wholesale trade

4 3

Retail trade

6 3 3

Transportation and warehousing

28 3 19 3

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

11 6

Professional, scientific, and technical services

5

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

6 4

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

7 4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

3

Accommodation and food services

4

Other services

5

Government (3)

8 3 5

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, Louisiana
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

121 22 11 9 56 22

Management, professional, and related occupations

14 7 4

Management occupations

7 4

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

4 3

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

12 8

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

7 6

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

6 5

Sales and related occupations

4 3

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

31 7 8 6 9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

6 4

Construction and extraction occupations

17 3 6 5 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

8

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

58 13 3 37 5

Production occupations

12 4 5

Transportation and material moving occupations

46 9 32 3

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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