Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Georgia

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

201 31 33 15 82 4 34

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

174 29 26 13 75 3 27

Self Employed (3)

27 7 7 7

Sex

Men

180 28 31 13 71 4 31

Women

21 3 11 3

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

3 3

20-24

15 3 9

25-34

37 6 4 3 15 8

35-44

46 5 7 4 16 13

45-54

51 10 9 7 19 6

55-64

28 5 5 11 4

65 and older

20 8 9

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

119 17 22 7 56 13

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

41 6 5 15 11

Hispanic or Latino

35 8 8 3 11 5

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

6 5

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

Total

201 174 27 180 21

Contact with objects and equipment

31 29 28 3

Struck by object

20 19 19

Struck by falling object

9 8 9

Caught in equipment or object

10 9 8

Caught in running equipment or machinery

7 6 5

Falls

33 26 7 31

Fall to lower level

26 23 3 24

Fall from ladder

4 4 4

Fall from roof

7 7 7

Fall from scaffold

3 3 3

Harmful substances or environments

15 13 13

Contact with electric current

9 7 8

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

4 4 3

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

82 75 7 71 11

Highway transportation incident

50 45 5 44 6

Collision between vehicles

25 23 22 3

Non-collision highway incident

5 5 5

Non-highway transportation incident

8 7 5 3

Overturned, non-highway

3 3 3

Struck by vehicle

15 14 13

Aircraft incident

5 5 5

Fires and explosions

4 3 4

Assaults and violent acts

34 27 7 31 3

Homicides

28 22 6 25 3

Homicides - shooting

27 21 6 24 3

Self-inflicted injuries

5 5 5

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, Georgia
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

201 31 33 15 82 4 34

Private industry

176 27 31 15 68 3 30

Goods Producing

75 17 20 9 24

Natural resources and mining

12 3 6

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

12 3 6

Mining

Construction

39 5 14 5 14

Manufacturing

24 9 5 4

Service providing

101 10 11 6 44 28

Trade, transportation, and utilities

56 5 3 5 27 15

Wholesale trade

14 4 5

Retail trade

11 8

Transportation and warehousing

30 3 20 6

Utilities

Information

4 3

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

17 5 8

Professional, scientific, and technical services

3

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

14 5 6

Education and health services

3

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

3

Leisure and hospitality

13 3 8

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

11 7

Other services

7 3

Government (3)

25 4 14 4

Federal

13 8

State

3

Local

9 4

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, Georgia
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

201 31 33 15 82 4 34

Management, professional, and related occupations

19 3 5 9

Management occupations

11 3 6

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

29 5 8 13

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

8 4 3

Food preparation and serving related occupations

8 6

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

9 3 3

Personal care and service occupations

3

Sales and office occupations

15 3 10

Sales and related occupations

12 8

Office and administrative support occupations

3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

66 17 20 7 19

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

6

Construction and extraction occupations

38 7 15 4 10

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

22 8 4 8

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

62 9 6 37 8

Production occupations

16 7 3 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

46 3 34 7

Military specific occupations

9 5

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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