Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Virginia

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

186 35 33 21 69 6 22

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

150 29 28 17 57 5 14

Self Employed (3)

36 6 5 4 12 8

Sex

Men

169 33 30 20 63 4 19

Women

17 3 6 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

5

20-24

9 4

25-34

26 4 5 11 4

35-44

35 7 7 5 8 3 5

45-54

44 8 6 6 20 3

55-64

38 10 10 9 7

65 and older

28 3 5 16

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

127 23 22 17 47 4 14

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

28 7 15 4

Hispanic or Latino

24 5 8 4 6

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

7 4

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

Total

186 150 36 169 17

Contact with objects and equipment

35 29 6 33

Struck by object

23 18 5 22

Struck by falling object

18 13 5 18

Caught in equipment or object

9 8 8

Caught in running equipment or machinery

Falls

33 28 5 30 3

Fall to lower level

28 23 5 25 3

Fall from ladder

5 3 5

Fall from roof

8 7 7

Fall from scaffold

6 6 6

Harmful substances or environments

21 17 4 20

Contact with electric current

14 10 4 13

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

6 6 6

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

69 57 12 63 6

Highway transportation incident

43 39 4 40 3

Collision between vehicles

16 14 14

Non-collision highway incident

6 5 6

Non-highway transportation incident

15 8 7 13

Overturned, non-highway

6 3 3 6

Struck by vehicle

8 7 7

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

6 5 4

Assaults and violent acts

22 14 8 19 3

Homicides

21 13 8 18 3

Homicides - shooting

18 11 7 15 3

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, Virginia
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

186 35 33 21 69 6 22

Private industry

163 32 29 19 61 5 17

Goods Producing

87 29 20 11 22 3

Natural resources and mining

23 8 13

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

23 8 13

Mining

Construction

50 14 18 8 7 3

Manufacturing

14 7

Service providing

76 3 9 8 39 15

Trade, transportation, and utilities

41 25 10

Wholesale trade

5 3

Retail trade

10 7

Transportation and warehousing

25 19

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

11 6

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

10 5

Education and health services

5 3

Educational services

3

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

4

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

3

Other services

12 3

Government (3)

23 4 8 5

Federal

7 3

State

Local

14 4 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, Virginia
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

186 35 33 21 69 6 22

Management, professional, and related occupations

28 3 6 12 3

Management occupations

21 3 4 10

Business and financial operations occupations

Computer and mathematical occupations

Architecture and engineering occupations

4

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

26 6 6 6 6

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

9 3 4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

8 3

Personal care and service occupations

8

Sales and office occupations

11 3 7

Sales and related occupations

7 6

Office and administrative support occupations

4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

66 24 17 7 15

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

9 6 3

Construction and extraction occupations

44 15 16 5 7

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

13 3 5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

54 8 6 33 5

Production occupations

7 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

47 5 5 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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