Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in South Carolina

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

132 19 14 17 61 18

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

109 16 11 16 55 8

Self Employed (3)

23 3 3 6 10

Sex

Men

122 17 13 17 58 15

Women

10 3 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

10 7

25-34

28 3 5 13 4

35-44

25 4 5 13

45-54

27 5 11 5

55-64

27 5 4 11 5

65 and older

12 4 5

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

83 11 9 10 40 10

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

35 5 4 6 15 5

Hispanic or Latino

10 5

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

Total

132 109 23 122 10

Contact with objects and equipment

19 16 3 17

Struck by object

7 6 7

Struck by falling object

6 6 6

Caught in equipment or object

10 8 8

Caught in running equipment or machinery

4 3 3

Falls

14 11 3 13

Fall to lower level

10 7 3 10

Fall from ladder

3 3

Fall from roof

4 3 4

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

17 16 17

Contact with electric current

10 9 10

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

5 5 5

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

61 55 6 58 3

Highway transportation incident

36 32 4 33 3

Collision between vehicles

18 16 17

Non-collision highway incident

4 4 3

Non-highway transportation incident

3 3 3

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

9 9 9

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

Assaults and violent acts

18 8 10 15 3

Homicides

12 4 8 9 3

Homicides - shooting

10 3 7 7 3

Self-inflicted injuries

6 4 6

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, South Carolina
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

132 19 14 17 61 18

Private industry

120 19 14 16 52 16

Goods Producing

57 17 10 7 20

Natural resources and mining

9 4 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

9 4 3

Mining

Construction

33 9 8 4 10

Manufacturing

15 4 7

Service providing

63 4 9 32 16

Trade, transportation, and utilities

40 3 25 8

Wholesale trade

4

Retail trade

13 4 7

Transportation and warehousing

21 18

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

14 5 5

Professional, scientific, and technical services

7

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

7 3

Education and health services

3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

4 3

Government (3)

12 9

Federal

State

4

Local

6 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, South Carolina
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

132 19 14 17 61 18

Management, professional, and related occupations

8 4 3

Management occupations

Business and financial operations occupations

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

12 7 3

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

5 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

6 4

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

13 3 7

Sales and related occupations

10 6

Office and administrative support occupations

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

48 14 9 14 10

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

6 4

Construction and extraction occupations

31 7 8 8 7

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

11 3 5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

49 5 37 4

Production occupations

11 3 5

Transportation and material moving occupations

38 32 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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