Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities

Fatal occupational injuries in Louisiana

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

118 21 12 18 50 4 13

Employee Status

Wage and Salary (2)

106 19 11 15 46 4 11

Self Employed (3)

12 3 4

Sex

Men

112 20 12 18 49 4 9

Women

6 4

Age

Under 16

16-17

18-19

20-24

9 4

25-34

29 5 4 4 12 4

35-44

18 5 7

45-54

29 3 6 3 12 3

55-64

23 3 4 13 3

65 and older

8 5

Race or ethnic origin (4)

White, non-Hispanic

72 15 6 13 29 7

Black or African American, non-Hispanic

32 4 3 18 5

Hispanic or Latino

10 4

American Indian or Alaska Native

Asian

3

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

Total

118 106 12 112 6

Contact with objects and equipment

21 19 20

Struck by object

15 13 15

Struck by falling object

9 8 9

Caught in equipment or object

5 5 4

Caught in running equipment or machinery

4 4 3

Falls

12 11 12

Fall to lower level

11 10 11

Fall from ladder

Fall from roof

4 3 4

Fall from scaffold

3 3 3

Harmful substances or environments

18 15 3 18

Contact with electric current

10 7 3 10

Exposure to caustic, noxious substances

Oxygen deficiency

Transportation incident

50 46 4 49

Highway transportation incident

19 19 18

Collision between vehicles

11 11 10

Non-collision highway incident

5 5 5

Non-highway transportation incident

8 6 8

Overturned, non-highway

Struck by vehicle

8 8 8

Aircraft incident

Fires and explosions

4 4 4

Assaults and violent acts

13 11 9 4

Homicides

13 11 9 4

Homicides - shooting

13 11 9 4

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, Louisiana
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

118 21 12 18 50 4 13

Private industry

114 21 12 18 48 4 11

Goods Producing

67 15 9 11 28 4

Natural resources and mining

28 8 14 3

Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting

10 8

Mining

18 7 6 3

Construction

31 3 8 7 12

Manufacturing

8 4

Service providing

47 6 3 7 20 11

Trade, transportation, and utilities

27 4 3 15 4

Wholesale trade

Retail trade

4 3

Transportation and warehousing

18 4 12

Utilities

3

Information

Financial activities

Finance and insurance

Real estate and rental and leasing

Professional and business services

9 3 5

Professional, scientific, and technical services

3 3

Management of companies and enterprises

Administrative and waste services

6 3

Education and health services

Educational services

Health care and social assistance

Leisure and hospitality

7 7

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

Accommodation and food services

5 5

Other services

4

Government (3)

4

Federal

State

Local

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, Louisiana
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

118 21 12 18 50 4 13

Management, professional, and related occupations

8 4 3

Management occupations

7 3 3

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

11 3 6

Healthcare support occupations

Protective service occupations

6 4

Food preparation and serving related occupations

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

3

Personal care and service occupations

Sales and office occupations

5 3

Sales and related occupations

4 3

Office and administrative support occupations

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

55 13 9 14 16 3

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

5 5

Construction and extraction occupations

37 9 8 7 10 3

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

13 4 7

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

39 7 3 25

Production occupations

11 4 3

Transportation and material moving occupations

28 3 23

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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