Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Missouri

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

185 42 12 12 93 6 20

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

120 22 9 10 64 4 11

Self Employed (3)

65 20 3 29 9

Sex

Men

172 41 11 12 86 6 16

Women

13 7 4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

7 3

25-34

30 5 4 16

35-44

36 5 22 6

45-54

49 14 4 4 21 6

55-64

25 5 13 3

65 and older

34 10 4 15 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

173 38 11 11 90 6 17

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

10 4 3

Hispanic or Latino

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

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

Total

185 120 65 172 13

Contact with objects and equipment

42 22 20 41

Struck by object

31 15 16 30

Struck by falling object

14 11 3 14

Caught in equipment or object

6 5 6

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

12 9 3 11

Fall to lower level

8 6 8

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

12 10 12

Contact with electric current

8 7 8

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

93 64 29 86 7

Highway transportation incident

53 47 6 49 4

Collision between vehicles

29 27 27

Non-collision highway incident

13 10 3 12

Non-highway transportation incident

21 4 17 18 3

Overturned, non-highway

8 6 7

Struck by vehicle

11 8 3 11

Aircraft incident

5 5

Fires and explosions

6 4 6

Assaults and violent acts

20 11 9 16 4

Homicides

14 9 5 11 3

Homicides - shooting

13 8 5 10 3

Self-inflicted injuries

3 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, Missouri
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

185 42 12 12 93 6 20

Private industry

169 40 12 10 85 6 16

Goods Producing

94 30 5 5 42 5 7

Natural resources and mining

45 16 23 4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

43 16 21 4

Mining

Construction

34 9 4 4 13

Manufacturing

15 5 6

Service providing

75 10 7 5 43 9

Trade, transportation, and utilities

40 4 28 4

Wholesale trade

6 3

Retail trade

11 7

Transportation and warehousing

22 3 18

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

15 3 4 6

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

12 3 4 4

Education and health services

3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

4

Accommodation and food services

4

Other services

5 3

Government (3)

16 8 4

Federal

3

State

4 3

Local

9 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, Missouri
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

185 42 12 12 93 6 20

Management, professional, and related occupations

49 13 26 6

Management occupations

42 12 23 5

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

Life, physical, and social science occupations

Community and social services occupations

3

Legal occupations

Education, training, and library occupations

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

Service occupations

24 5 3 11 4

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

10 5 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

8 3

Personal care and service occupations

4 3

Sales and office occupations

14 8 5

Sales and related occupations

10 6 3

Office and administrative support occupations

4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

45 17 6 8 10

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

5 4

Construction and extraction occupations

27 7 5 5 6

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

13 6 3 3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

51 7 3 37

Production occupations

7 4

Transportation and material moving occupations

44 3 37

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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