Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in South Carolina

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

113 22 9 13 50 14

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

96 18 7 12 48 7

Self Employed (3)

17 4 7

Sex

Men

104 21 9 12 46 11

Women

9 4 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

5 3

20-24

14 4 3 4

25-34

18 3 3 11

35-44

22 5 11

45-54

30 7 13 6

55-64

15 3 4 5

65 and older

7 3 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

74 12 4 11 35 10

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

24 6 9 3

Hispanic or Latino

13 4 3 5

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

Total

113 96 17 104 9

Contact with objects and equipment

22 18 4 21

Struck by object

10 8 10

Struck by falling object

7 5 7

Caught in equipment or object

9 8 8

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3 3

Falls

9 7 9

Fall to lower level

9 7 9

Fall from ladder

4 4

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

13 12 12

Contact with electric current

7 6 7

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

3 3

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

50 48 46 4

Highway transportation incident

28 27 26

Collision between vehicles

19 18 17

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

4 4 4

Overturned, non-highway

3 3 3

Struck by vehicle

4 4 4

Aircraft incident

14 13 12

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

14 7 7 11 3

Homicides

10 5 5 7 3

Homicides - shooting

9 4 5 6 3

Self-inflicted injuries

4 4

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, South 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

113 22 9 13 50 14

Private industry

Goods Producing

44 11 8 8 12

Natural resources and mining

7 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

7 3

Mining

Construction

27 5 7 7 6

Manufacturing

10 4

Service providing

54 10 4 26 11

Trade, transportation, and utilities

29 5 15 7

Wholesale trade

Retail trade

10 6

Transportation and warehousing

17 3 12

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

8 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

8 4

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

9 4 4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

7 4

Other services

Government (3)

15 12

Federal

10 7

State

Local

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, South 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

113 22 9 13 50 14

Management, professional, and related occupations

14 7 5

Management occupations

8 4 4

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

10 4 3

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

6 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

8 4

Sales and related occupations

6 4

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

37 9 7 11 8

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

7 3

Construction and extraction occupations

27 6 7 10

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

37 8 25

Production occupations

6

Transportation and material moving occupations

31 7 22

Military specific occupations

7

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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