Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Alabama

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Fatal occupational injuries by selected demographic characteristics and major events or exposures, Alabama
Selected
characteristics
2006
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

100 26 14 5 42 5 8

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

91 24 13 5 39 5 5

Self Employed (3)

9 3 3

Sex

Men

98 26 14 5 41 5 7

Women

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

5 4

25-34

22 5 8 4

35-44

24 7 4 9

45-54

23 5 5 11

55-64

18 4 8

65 and older

6 5

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

68 15 7 5 30 5 6

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

22 7 4 10

Hispanic or Latino

6 3

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, Alabama
Event or exposure (1) 2006
Total Employee status Sex
Wage
and
salary
(2)
Self
employed
(3)
Men Women

Total

100 91 9 98

Contact with objects and equipment

26 24 26

Struck by object

14 12 14

Struck by falling object

9 8 9

Caught in equipment or object

8 8 8

Caught in running equipment or machinery

4 4 4

Falls

14 13 14

Fall to lower level

13 12 13

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

5 5 5

Fall from scaffold

Harmful substances or environments

5 5 5

Contact with electric current

3 3 3

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

42 39 3 41

Highway transportation incident

26 26 25

Collision between vehicles

11 11 11

Non-collision highway incident

8 8 7

Non-highway transportation incident

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

8 7 8

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

5 5 5

Assaults and violent acts

8 5 3 7

Homicides

8 5 3 7

Homicides - shooting

8 5 3 7

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, Alabama
Selected industries (1) 2006
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

100 26 14 5 42 5 8

Private industry

90 26 14 5 36 3 6

Goods Producing

49 21 9 3 13

Natural resources and mining

6 5

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

3

Mining

3 3

Construction

29 10 7 9

Manufacturing

14 6 3

Service providing

41 5 5 23 5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

23 15

Wholesale trade

4

Retail trade

6 4

Transportation and warehousing

12 9

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

7 3

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

7 3

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

Other services

5

Government (3)

10 6

Federal

State

Local

9 5

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, Alabama
Selected occupations (1) 2006
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

100 26 14 5 42 5 8

Management, professional, and related occupations

7

Management occupations

7

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

13 5

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

7 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

5

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

3

Sales and related occupations

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

33 16 8 3 5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

3 3

Construction and extraction occupations

21 9 6 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

9 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

44 7 3 27 3

Production occupations

12 5

Transportation and material moving occupations

32 25

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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