Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Pennsylvania

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

224 30 33 11 107 41

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

173 22 30 9 85 25

Self Employed (3)

51 8 3 22 16

Sex

Men

207 29 30 10 103 33

Women

17 3 4 8

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

3

20-24

15 3 7 3

25-34

32 5 3 14 9

35-44

47 4 6 6 22 8

45-54

56 8 9 3 20 15

55-64

42 5 8 25

65 and older

25 4 4 14 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

192 27 29 10 99 25

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

16 6 6

Hispanic or Latino

11 7

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

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

Total

224 173 51 207 17

Contact with objects and equipment

30 22 8 29

Struck by object

21 15 6 20

Struck by falling object

13 9 4 13

Caught in equipment or object

7 5 7

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

33 30 3 30 3

Fall to lower level

26 23 3 24

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

9 8 9

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

11 9 10

Contact with electric current

3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

5 3 5

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

107 85 22 103 4

Highway transportation incident

60 51 9 57 3

Collision between vehicles

33 30 3 31

Non-collision highway incident

5 3 5

Non-highway transportation incident

21 13 8 21

Overturned, non-highway

8 4 4 8

Struck by vehicle

18 13 5 17

Aircraft incident

3 3 3

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

41 25 16 33 8

Homicides

28 16 12 22 6

Homicides - shooting

23 13 10 18 5

Self-inflicted injuries

9 7 8

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, Pennsylvania
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

224 30 33 11 107 41

Private industry

204 29 32 10 97 36

Goods Producing

83 17 19 7 31 9

Natural resources and mining

28 6 16 4

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

23 4 13 4

Mining

5 3

Construction

36 4 17 4 9

Manufacturing

19 7 6

Service providing

121 12 13 3 66 27

Trade, transportation, and utilities

70 6 4 48 11

Wholesale trade

9 7

Retail trade

24 3 3 9 9

Transportation and warehousing

37 32

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

3

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

18 4 4 8

Professional, scientific, and technical services

6

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

12 4 6

Education and health services

9 3 3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

7 3

Leisure and hospitality

13 4 8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

11 3 7

Other services

6

Government (3)

20 10 5

Federal

State

7 3 3

Local

11 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, Pennsylvania
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

224 30 33 11 107 41

Management, professional, and related occupations

32 3 5 15 6

Management occupations

19 3 11 4

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

6

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

28 4 7 13

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

11 4 4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

9 6

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

7 3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

25 4 8 11

Sales and related occupations

16 6 7

Office and administrative support occupations

9 4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

63 12 20 5 20 6

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

12 6

Construction and extraction occupations

40 7 19 10

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

11 3 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

76 9 57 5

Production occupations

8 4

Transportation and material moving occupations

68 5 57 3

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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