Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Georgia

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

200 31 39 13 81 3 32

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

170 27 34 10 72 3 23

Self Employed (3)

30 4 5 3 9 9

Sex

Men

185 30 36 13 76 3 26

Women

15 3 5 6

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

7 5

20-24

12 3 6

25-34

33 4 7 10 9

35-44

41 6 6 3 17 8

45-54

52 9 14 19 6

55-64

43 6 10 4 17 6

65 and older

11 7

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

121 14 25 9 54 3 15

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

43 8 3 4 21 7

Hispanic or Latino

25 6 10 6 3

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

8 5

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

Total

200 170 30 185 15

Contact with objects and equipment

31 27 4 30

Struck by object

17 15 16

Struck by falling object

7 6 7

Caught in equipment or object

12 10 12

Caught in running equipment or machinery

5 4 5

Falls

39 34 5 36 3

Fall to lower level

35 31 4 34

Fall from ladder

5 4 5

Fall from roof

8 7 8

Fall from scaffold

4 4 4

Harmful substances or environments

13 10 3 13

Contact with electric current

6 4 6

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

4 3 4

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

81 72 9 76 5

Highway transportation incident

59 53 6 55 4

Collision between vehicles

32 31 30

Non-collision highway incident

6 6 5

Non-highway transportation incident

5 4 5

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

8 8 8

Aircraft incident

4

Fires and explosions

3 3 3

Assaults and violent acts

32 23 9 26 6

Homicides

31 22 9 25 6

Homicides - shooting

28 21 7 22 6

Self-inflicted injuries

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, Georgia
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

200 31 39 13 81 3 32

Private industry

170 30 37 11 64 3 25

Goods Producing

81 21 27 9 22

Natural resources and mining

12 5 5

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

12 5 5

Mining

Construction

55 11 23 7 12

Manufacturing

14 5 4 5

Service providing

89 9 10 42 3 23

Trade, transportation, and utilities

47 4 4 25 3 10

Wholesale trade

6 4

Retail trade

11 3 8

Transportation and warehousing

29 4 3 17

Utilities

Information

3

Financial activities

4 3

Finance and insurance

3

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

15 4 3 5 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

15 4 3 5 3

Education and health services

4

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

8 5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

7 4

Other services

8 5

Government (3)

30 17 7

Federal

7 3

State

Local

21 12 6

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, Georgia
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

200 31 39 13 81 3 32

Management, professional, and related occupations

21 4 3 6 7

Management occupations

13 4 4 3

Business and financial operations occupations

4

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

29 3 6 9 11

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

15 5 8

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

10 3 4

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

13 11

Sales and related occupations

11 9

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

67 14 24 9 18

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

4

Construction and extraction occupations

50 11 18 7 13

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

13 6 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

63 10 5 43

Production occupations

7 3 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

56 7 4 40

Military specific occupations

5 3

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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