Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Pennsylvania

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

230 50 34 16 87 11 32

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

179 37 28 11 73 11 19

Self Employed (3)

51 13 6 5 14 13

Sex

Men

219 50 33 16 82 11 27

Women

11 5 5

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

14 5 4 3

25-34

32 5 7 4 12 4

35-44

57 13 7 5 18 3 11

45-54

59 13 6 3 27 3 7

55-64

44 8 7 18 3 6

65 and older

19 6 7 5

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

206 50 31 16 77 7 25

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

15 3 5 6

Hispanic or Latino

6 4

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

Total

230 179 51 219 11

Contact with objects and equipment

50 37 13 50

Struck by object

33 23 10 33

Struck by falling object

22 14 8 22

Caught in equipment or object

9 7 9

Caught in running equipment or machinery

6 5 6

Falls

34 28 6 33

Fall to lower level

30 25 5 29

Fall from ladder

7 4 3 7

Fall from roof

4 3 4

Fall from scaffold

3 3 3

Harmful substances or environments

16 11 5 16

Contact with electric current

10 7 3 10

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

4 4

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

87 73 14 82 5

Highway transportation incident

56 48 8 52 4

Collision between vehicles

25 22 21 4

Non-collision highway incident

5 4 5

Non-highway transportation incident

10 6 4 9

Overturned, non-highway

5 3 5

Struck by vehicle

19 18 19

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

11 11 11

Assaults and violent acts

32 19 13 27 5

Homicides

23 13 10 19 4

Homicides - shooting

19 11 8 17

Self-inflicted injuries

6 5 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, Pennsylvania
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

230 50 34 16 87 11 32

Private industry

Goods Producing

97 34 20 12 24 3 4

Natural resources and mining

25 14 6

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

21 13 5

Mining

4

Construction

49 10 15 10 12

Manufacturing

23 10 4 6

Service providing

113 14 11 4 56 5 23

Trade, transportation, and utilities

65 7 6 37 5 8

Wholesale trade

11 3 5

Retail trade

18 7 3 3

Transportation and warehousing

35 4 25 5

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

4

Finance and insurance

3

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

17 4 10

Professional, scientific, and technical services

4 4

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

13 4 6

Education and health services

6 3 3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

4 3

Leisure and hospitality

12 3 8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

5 3

Accommodation and food services

7 5

Other services

9 5

Government (3)

20 3 7 5

Federal

State

Local

18 6 5

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, Pennsylvania
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

230 50 34 16 87 11 32

Management, professional, and related occupations

28 9 3 11 5

Management occupations

20 9 3 6

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

34 6 5 10 9

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

20 3 6 6

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

8 3 3

Personal care and service occupations

3

Sales and office occupations

14 6 5

Sales and related occupations

12 5 4

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

66 17 16 10 14 5 4

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

8 6

Construction and extraction occupations

38 6 13 8 9

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

20 5 3 4 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

88 18 9 3 46 3 9

Production occupations

22 10 3 4

Transportation and material moving occupations

66 8 6 42 7

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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