Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Alabama

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Alabama
Selected
characteristics
2005
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

128 23 20 9 55 19

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

112 20 18 9 51 13

Self Employed (3)

16 3 4 6

Sex

Men

123 23 20 9 52 17

Women

5 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

7 3

25-34

22 3 4 10 3

35-44

38 9 6 4 13 5

45-54

28 5 6 13 3

55-64

21 3 4 10 3

65 and older

9 3 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

77 16 12 4 31 13

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

38 5 3 3 21 5

Hispanic or Latino

9 4

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Multiple races

Other or not reported

3

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, Alabama
Event or exposure (1) 2005
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

128 112 16 123 5

Contact with objects and equipment

23 20 3 23

Struck by object

14 11 3 14

Struck by falling object

12 10 12

Caught in equipment or object

5 5 5

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

20 18 20

Fall to lower level

18 17 18

Fall from ladder

3 3 3

Fall from roof

4 4 4

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

9 9 9

Contact with electric current

7 7 7

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

55 51 4 52 3

Highway transportation incident

31 30 29

Collision between vehicles

19 18 19

Non-collision highway incident

5 5 4

Non-highway transportation incident

4 4 4

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

11 10 11

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

19 13 6 17

Homicides

14 9 5 12

Homicides - shooting

12 8 4 11

Self-inflicted injuries

4 3 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, Alabama
Selected industries (1) 2005
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

128 23 20 9 55 19

Private industry

116 22 20 9 46 17

Goods Producing

52 14 17 6 14

Natural resources and mining

13 7 5

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

10 5 4

Mining

3

Construction

31 6 14 5 6

Manufacturing

8 3 3

Service providing

64 8 3 3 32 17

Trade, transportation, and utilities

31 20 6

Wholesale trade

5 3

Retail trade

7 4

Transportation and warehousing

18 15

Utilities

Information

4 3

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

9 4

Professional, scientific, and technical services

4

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

5

Education and health services

6 4

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

4

Leisure and hospitality

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

8 4 3

Government (3)

12 9

Federal

State

3 3

Local

8 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, Alabama
Selected occupations (1) 2005
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

128 23 20 9 55 19

Management, professional, and related occupations

18 8 6

Management occupations

9 4 4

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

8 3 3

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

6 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

10 6 4

Sales and related occupations

7 4 3

Office and administrative support occupations

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

50 16 16 8 9

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

7 4

Construction and extraction occupations

29 6 14 3 6

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

14 6 5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

39 4 29 4

Production occupations

5

Transportation and material moving occupations

34 3 28

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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