Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Illinois

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

194 34 24 26 74 6 30

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

134 23 17 19 53 20

Self Employed (3)

60 11 7 7 21 4 10

Sex

Men

177 34 21 24 67 5 26

Women

17 3 7 4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

9 5

25-34

26 5 3 6 7 5

35-44

33 5 5 6 13 3

45-54

48 6 3 8 23 6

55-64

32 7 4 11 7

65 and older

43 9 9 17 4

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

144 28 15 22 54 6 19

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

24 3 12 6

Hispanic or Latino

23 4 7 8

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

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

Total

194 134 60 177 17

Contact with objects and equipment

34 23 11 34

Struck by object

11 7 4 11

Struck by falling object

6 5 6

Caught in equipment or object

9 7 9

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3 3

Falls

24 17 7 21 3

Fall to lower level

22 15 7 21

Fall from ladder

7 3 4 7

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

26 19 7 24

Contact with electric current

11 7 4 11

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

10 9 8

Oxygen deficiency

4 4

Transportation incident

74 53 21 67 7

Highway transportation incident

37 31 6 33 4

Collision between vehicles

21 18 3 18 3

Non-collision highway incident

6 4 6

Non-highway transportation incident

16 5 11 15

Overturned, non-highway

8 7 8

Struck by vehicle

14 12 13

Aircraft incident

3 3

Fires and explosions

6 4 5

Assaults and violent acts

30 20 10 26 4

Homicides

20 14 6 16 4

Homicides - shooting

12 9 3 9 3

Self-inflicted injuries

9 6 3 9

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, Illinois
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

194 34 24 26 74 6 30

Private industry

185 34 23 25 68 6 29

Goods Producing

76 23 13 11 22 3 4

Natural resources and mining

33 8 4 15 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

32 8 4 14 3

Mining

Construction

30 9 11 4 5

Manufacturing

13 6 3

Service providing

109 11 10 14 46 3 25

Trade, transportation, and utilities

63 9 5 6 33 10

Wholesale trade

11 4 4

Retail trade

12 7

Transportation and warehousing

39 3 4 27 3

Utilities

Information

3

Financial activities

7 4

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

5

Professional and business services

12 3 5

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

9 4

Education and health services

5

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

4

Leisure and hospitality

8 6

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

6 6

Other services

11 3 3

Government (3)

9 6

Federal

State

Local

6 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, Illinois
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

194 34 24 26 74 6 30

Management, professional, and related occupations

51 8 6 8 18 9

Management occupations

39 7 4 5 14 7

Business and financial operations occupations

3

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

18 4 3 8

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

5 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

7

Personal care and service occupations

3

Sales and office occupations

17 6 7

Sales and related occupations

15 5 6

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

43 15 13 6 8

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

3

Construction and extraction occupations

29 10 10 4 5

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

11 3 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

65 8 3 7 39 3 5

Production occupations

7 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

58 8 5 39 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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