Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Maryland

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

81 18 11 7 34 10

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

64 15 10 7 28 4

Self Employed (3)

17 3 6 6

Sex

Men

73 17 10 5 32 8

Women

8

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

8 3

25-34

18 5 9 3

35-44

21 6 7 3

45-54

18 3 3 8

55-64

7 3

65 and older

7 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

43 9 4 6 18 6

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

16 6 6

Hispanic or Latino

17 7 8

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

5

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

Total

81 64 17 73 8

Contact with objects and equipment

18 15 3 17

Struck by object

9 6 3 9

Struck by falling object

7 5 7

Caught in equipment or object

5 5 4

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3

Falls

11 10 10

Fall to lower level

7 6 7

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

7 7 5

Contact with electric current

3 3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

34 28 6 32

Highway transportation incident

22 18 4 20

Collision between vehicles

15 12 3 13

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

8 7 8

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

10 4 6 8

Homicides

6 3 3 5

Homicides - shooting

5 3 5

Self-inflicted injuries

4 3 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, Maryland
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

81 18 11 7 34 10

Private industry

Goods Producing

30 12 5 11

Natural resources and mining

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

Mining

Construction

27 10 5 10

Manufacturing

Service providing

43 5 4 6 20 8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

24 4 15

Wholesale trade

Retail trade

4

Transportation and warehousing

18 14

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

9 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

7 3

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

3

Other services

3

Government (3)

8 3

Federal

State

4 3

Local

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, Maryland
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

81 18 11 7 34 10

Management, professional, and related occupations

12 5 3

Management occupations

5

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

15 3 3 3 4

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

6 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

6 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

Sales and related occupations

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

28 11 6 8

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

Construction and extraction occupations

23 9 5 8

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

24 3 17

Production occupations

Transportation and material moving occupations

22 17

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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