Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in North Carolina

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

183 43 22 15 78 23

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

160 37 18 14 69 20

Self Employed (3)

23 6 4 9 3

Sex

Men

175 42 20 15 75 21

Women

8 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

14 4 7

25-34

39 11 4 18 5

35-44

51 15 11 4 15 6

45-54

44 8 5 20 10

55-64

26 4 5 14

65 and older

7 3 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

128 31 15 9 54 17

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

26 3 4 15 4

Hispanic or Latino

26 9 3 5 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, North Carolina
Event or exposure (1) 2004
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

183 160 23 175 8

Contact with objects and equipment

43 37 6 42

Struck by object

25 20 5 25

Struck by falling object

20 16 4 20

Caught in equipment or object

12 11 11

Caught in running equipment or machinery

6 6 6

Falls

22 18 4 20

Fall to lower level

22 18 4 20

Fall from ladder

4 3 4

Fall from roof

7 5 7

Fall from scaffold

3 3 3

Harmful substances or environments

15 14 15

Contact with electric current

12 12 12

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

78 69 9 75 3

Highway transportation incident

46 43 43 3

Collision between vehicles

20 18 18

Non-collision highway incident

9 9 9

Non-highway transportation incident

8 6 8

Overturned, non-highway

6 4 6

Struck by vehicle

18 17 18

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

23 20 3 21

Homicides

17 14 3 16

Homicides - shooting

16 13 3 15

Self-inflicted injuries

6 6 5

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, North Carolina
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

183 43 22 15 78 23

Private industry

Goods Producing

91 38 17 8 24 4

Natural resources and mining

18 12 6

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

17 12 5

Mining

Construction

53 15 14 7 16

Manufacturing

20 11 3 3

Service providing

73 4 4 4 43 16

Trade, transportation, and utilities

49 3 34 9

Wholesale trade

9 5

Retail trade

13 3 8

Transportation and warehousing

27 26

Utilities

Information

5

Financial activities

3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

6

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

4

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

5

Government (3)

19 3 11 3

Federal

5 4

State

4 3

Local

10 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, North Carolina
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

183 43 22 15 78 23

Management, professional, and related occupations

24 7 4 10 3

Management occupations

14 5 6

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

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

14 7 4

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

7 4 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

22 6 10

Sales and related occupations

19 3 10

Office and administrative support occupations

3 3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

63 21 12 11 16 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

11 8 3

Construction and extraction occupations

43 11 12 8 11

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

9 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

56 13 3 36 3

Production occupations

9 4 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

47 9 36

Military specific occupations

4

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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