Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Florida

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

360 37 65 49 142 11 54

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

336 35 63 47 133 11 45

Self Employed (3)

24 9 9

Sex

Men

333 36 62 46 133 11 43

Women

27 3 3 9 11

Age

Under 16

16-17

5

18-19

5

20-24

25 5 5 10 4

25-34

68 7 12 10 28 9

35-44

81 16 11 11 24 4 15

45-54

85 5 13 14 40 3 9

55-64

59 12 3 29 11

65 and older

31 5 11 3 8 3

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

194 14 37 31 77 5 29

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

55 9 5 5 21 4 10

Hispanic or Latino

95 13 23 11 40 7

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

8 7

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Multiple races

Other or not reported

7 3

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

Total

360 336 24 333 27

Contact with objects and equipment

37 35 36

Struck by object

23 23 23

Struck by falling object

18 18 18

Caught in equipment or object

8 7 8

Caught in running equipment or machinery

3 3 3

Falls

65 63 62 3

Fall to lower level

57 56 56

Fall from ladder

4 4 4

Fall from roof

19 19 19

Fall from scaffold

9 9 9

Harmful substances or environments

49 47 46 3

Contact with electric current

23 22 23

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

13 13 11

Oxygen deficiency

10 9 9

Transportation incident

142 133 9 133 9

Highway transportation incident

75 72 3 68 7

Collision between vehicles

42 40 37 5

Non-collision highway incident

12 12 12

Non-highway transportation incident

21 18 3 20

Overturned, non-highway

5 4 4

Struck by vehicle

30 28 29

Aircraft incident

13 13 13

Fires and explosions

11 11 11

Assaults and violent acts

54 45 9 43 11

Homicides

41 38 3 30 11

Homicides - shooting

36 33 3 26 10

Self-inflicted injuries

13 7 6 13

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, Florida
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

360 37 65 49 142 11 54

Private industry

330 35 62 49 130 9 44

Goods Producing

143 18 43 27 46 5 4

Natural resources and mining

29 7 17

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

27 7 16

Mining

Construction

97 15 35 16 24 4 3

Manufacturing

17 7 4 5

Service providing

187 17 19 22 84 4 40

Trade, transportation, and utilities

88 8 4 5 49 20

Wholesale trade

11 3 5

Retail trade

28 3 8 14

Transportation and warehousing

47 5 35 5

Utilities

Information

Financial activities

6 3

Finance and insurance

4

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

50 5 7 12 20 5

Professional, scientific, and technical services

4

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

46 5 6 11 19 4

Education and health services

8 5

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

6 4

Leisure and hospitality

21 3 3 4 9

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

8

Accommodation and food services

13 7

Other services

11 3 3

Government (3)

30 3 12 10

Federal

4

State

Local

24 3 10 7

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, Florida
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

360 37 65 49 142 11 54

Management, professional, and related occupations

32 3 17 9

Management occupations

18 10 6

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

48 3 6 9 15 13

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

15 5 10

Food preparation and serving related occupations

5

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

23 5 7 8

Personal care and service occupations

4

Sales and office occupations

28 7 19

Sales and related occupations

25 4 19

Office and administrative support occupations

3 3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

147 21 48 29 35 8 5

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

16 7 7

Construction and extraction occupations

105 16 41 17 24 4

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

26 4 7 5 4 4

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

101 11 5 9 67 7

Production occupations

12 3 3 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

89 9 6 64 7

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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