Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Virginia

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

171 22 27 18 84 3 17

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

144 16 23 17 75 3 10

Self Employed (3)

27 6 4 9 7

Sex

Men

153 21 25 17 75 3 12

Women

18 9 5

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

3

20-24

15 3 8

25-34

28 3 4 17

35-44

38 3 4 8 17 6

45-54

47 8 11 22

55-64

20 3 3 3 7 3

65 and older

18 4 10

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

109 17 19 13 50 8

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

26 5 3 12 3

Hispanic or Latino

13 6 3

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

22 19 3

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

Total

171 144 27 153 18

Contact with objects and equipment

22 16 6 21

Struck by object

10 9 10

Struck by falling object

7 6 7

Caught in equipment or object

10 5 5 10

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3

Falls

27 23 4 25

Fall to lower level

24 20 4 24

Fall from ladder

3 3

Fall from roof

6 6 6

Fall from scaffold

5 4 5

Harmful substances or environments

18 17 17

Contact with electric current

12 11 12

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

4 4 4

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

84 75 9 75 9

Highway transportation incident

32 26 6 28 4

Collision between vehicles

15 11 4 11 4

Non-collision highway incident

Non-highway transportation incident

9 6 3 8

Overturned, non-highway

7 5 7

Struck by vehicle

10 10 8

Aircraft incident

10 10 8

Fires and explosions

3 3 3

Assaults and violent acts

17 10 7 12 5

Homicides

12 6 6 9 3

Homicides - shooting

7 3 4 6

Self-inflicted injuries

5 4 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, Virginia
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

171 22 27 18 84 3 17

Private industry

Goods Producing

73 15 18 13 21 3 3

Natural resources and mining

13 4 6

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

10 3 6

Mining

3

Construction

42 6 17 7 11

Manufacturing

18 5 4 4 3

Service providing

86 6 6 4 58 12

Trade, transportation, and utilities

52 43 5

Wholesale trade

5 5

Retail trade

11 4 5

Transportation and warehousing

35 33

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

12 3 3 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

12 3 3 3

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

11 8 3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

8 8

Accommodation and food services

3 3

Other services

4

Government (3)

12 3 5

Federal

6

State

Local

4 3

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, Virginia
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

171 22 27 18 84 3 17

Management, professional, and related occupations

22 4 3 13

Management occupations

18 3 11

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

16 6 6

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

6 4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

8 4

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

12 4 4

Sales and related occupations

10 3 4

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

56 10 21 12 11

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

6 3 3

Construction and extraction occupations

37 4 16 8 7

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

13 3 5 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

63 5 50 3

Production occupations

7

Transportation and material moving occupations

56 3 49 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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