Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Florida

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

406 40 72 51 186 8 47

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

388 39 70 49 180 8 40

Self Employed (3)

18 6 7

Sex

Men

383 39 68 50 174 8 42

Women

23 4 12 5

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

16 3 4 7

20-24

29 3 3 5 11 4

25-34

94 9 14 17 38 14

35-44

91 10 17 7 41 3 13

45-54

92 11 17 10 47 7

55-64

41 7 6 21 4

65 and older

37 5 10 17 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

210 19 40 22 101 4 24

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

58 4 4 7 33 8

Hispanic or Latino

113 13 27 20 41 8

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

9 3 5

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Multiple races

Other or not reported

15 8

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

Total

406 388 18 383 23

Contact with objects and equipment

40 39 39

Struck by object

24 24 23

Struck by falling object

16 16 15

Caught in equipment or object

12 12 12

Caught in running equipment or machinery

4 4 4

Falls

72 70 68 4

Fall to lower level

62 61 60

Fall from ladder

10 9 9

Fall from roof

20 20 20

Fall from scaffold

4 4 4

Harmful substances or environments

51 49 50

Contact with electric current

29 28 29

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

5 5 5

Oxygen deficiency

9 8 8

Transportation incident

186 180 6 174 12

Highway transportation incident

96 93 3 92 4

Collision between vehicles

63 62 59 4

Non-collision highway incident

17 17 17

Non-highway transportation incident

28 26 26

Overturned, non-highway

10 8 10

Struck by vehicle

39 38 34 5

Aircraft incident

10 10 9

Fires and explosions

8 8 8

Assaults and violent acts

47 40 7 42 5

Homicides

36 29 7 31 5

Homicides - shooting

34 28 6 30 4

Self-inflicted injuries

10 10 10

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, Florida
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

406 40 72 51 186 8 47

Private industry

380 38 67 50 174 8 41

Goods Producing

150 20 42 25 53 5 4

Natural resources and mining

23 3 15

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

20 3 12

Mining

3 3

Construction

111 12 37 20 34 4 4

Manufacturing

16 5 3 3 4

Service providing

230 18 25 25 121 3 37

Trade, transportation, and utilities

95 6 10 4 55 19

Wholesale trade

15 12

Retail trade

34 7 8 16

Transportation and warehousing

46 4 35 3

Utilities

Information

5

Financial activities

10 7 3

Finance and insurance

3 3

Real estate and rental and leasing

7 4 3

Professional and business services

86 10 13 15 44

Professional, scientific, and technical services

9 6

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

77 10 12 14 38

Education and health services

12 5 3

Educational services

4

Health care and social assistance

8 3 3

Leisure and hospitality

13 3 7 3

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

5 4

Accommodation and food services

8 3 3

Other services

7 4

Government (3)

26 5 12 6

Federal

4

State

3

Local

18 5 7 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, Florida
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

406 40 72 51 186 8 47

Management, professional, and related occupations

27 6 14 4

Management occupations

12 3 5

Business and financial operations occupations

4 4

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

61 5 8 9 27 11

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

15 4 5 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

7 3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

35 3 4 6 20

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

35 5 10 19

Sales and related occupations

26 3 6 16

Office and administrative support occupations

9 4 3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

163 19 43 33 56 6 5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

24 3 4 13

Construction and extraction occupations

114 12 38 21 36 5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

25 4 3 8 7

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

116 14 10 7 77 6

Production occupations

12 5 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

104 9 7 6 76 4

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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